AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Budget: $110m Financed by: Walden Media
Domestic Gross: $24,008,137 Domestic Distributor: Disney
Overseas Gross: $48,170,758

around the world in 80 daysPhil Anschutz’s Walden Media financed this large budged disaster for $110m and Around The World In 80 Days went into production without a domestic distributor.  Summit handled overseas sales for the film and Disney eventually signed on as domestic distributor.  Disney opened the remake in the US in 2,801 theaters and after a strong marketing spend, the film pulled in a miserable $7,576,132 and it declined 43.6% the following weekend to $4,274,941 before crashing 76.3% the third weekend to $1,015,138.  Around The World In 80 Days closed its US run with a terrible $24,008,137 leaving Disney with about $13.2m after theaters take their percentage of the gross and no cash overages to flow back to Walden.  The big budget remake pulled in mostly awful numbers overseas, with an ok $9.4m from Germany as the highest tally and a soft $7.7m from the UK, but every other territory produced poor grosses.  The overseas total was a less than blockbuster $48,170,758 across numerous distributors, leaving this remake as one of the costliest blunders at the box office.

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