Connie And Carla
|Budget: $27 million||Financed by: Spyglass Entertainment|
|Domestic Gross: $8,085,771||Domestic Distributor: Universal|
|Overseas Gross: $3,255,245||
Directed by: Michael Lembeck
Produced by: Tom Hanks
Nia Vardalos’ follow-up to her surprise hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding was the box office dud Connie And Carla, which Spyglass Entertainment fully financed for $27 million and Universal handled domestic distribution. Universal opened the film in 1,014 theaters as counter-programming to Kill Bill Vol. 2 and The Punisher and it pulled in a poor $3,254,940 — placing #13 for the weekend. Connie And Carla showed weak legs and fell 50% the following weekend to $1,625,875 and had a steep 61.1% third weekend drop to $631,750. The pic left theaters with $8,085,771 and Universal would see back about $4.4 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover much of their P&A costs and no cash overages would flow back to Spyglass. Spyglass signed a four year distribution agreement with distributor Roadshow in Australia and Connie And Carla was the first film released from that agreement and the film grossed a weak $1.5 million, which comprised most of the overseas gross. The overseas cume was only $3.2 million across a handful of distributors and the film went straight to video in Germany and a few smaller markets.