JERSEY GIRL

Budget: $35m Financed by: Miramax
Domestic Gross: $25,268,157 Domestic Distributor: Miramax
Overseas Gross: $10,830,225

jersey girlJersey Girl was financed for $35m by Miramax, which would be director Kevin Smith’s largest budget and the bad press began way before a frame of the film was even seen, since stars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were coming off the fiasco Gigli.  Once the couple’s onscreen presence together was considered toxic, Lopez was removed from all marketing material and her role in the film was edited down.  Miramax opened Jersey Girl in 1,520 theaters to a soft $8,319,171 and the film saw a modest 38.4% second weekend decline to $5,124,554 and then dropped 42.3% to $2,954,504.  Jersey Girl soon closed its US run with $25,268,157 leaving Miramax with about $13.8m after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would almost cover the P&A costs, but leave the budget in the red.  The film was a non-performer overseas, pulling in poor numbers in almost every market.  Disney released Jersey Girl in the UK through their Buena Vista International label to a terrible $417,301 in 279 theaters and it quickly flopped out of release with only $987,460.  Spain posted the highest gross for Disney with just $1.7m and the overseas total was $10,830,225.