RAISE YOUR VOICE

Budget: $14m Financed by: FilmEngine; New Line
Domestic Gross: $10,411,980 Domestic Distributor: New Line
Overseas Gross: $4,455,534

raise your voiceFilmEngine co-financed this Hilary Duff vehicle for $14m with New Line and New Line distributed in the US.  Just before release director Sean McNamara and his producing partner David Brookwell were securing financing for numerous features, but after the dismal box office run of Raise Your Voice, he directed numerous direct to video sequels and TV movies.  New Line opened the film in 2,521 theaters and it pulled in a weak $4,022,693 and Raise Your Voice declined a modest 31.4% in its second weekend to $2,757,809 but it collapsed 59.2% in its third weekend to $1,126,003 and closed with $10,411,980.  New Line would see back about $5.7m after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not even cover half of the P&A costs and leave the budget in the red.  Kathy Morgan Intl. sold the film to foreign distributors, who mostly dumped Raise Your Voice straight to video.  The film grossed $2.5m in Australia, which posted most of its poor $4,455,534 overseas total.