SUSPECT ZERO

Budget: $27m Financed by: Intermedia Films; New Mexico
Domestic Gross: $8,725,813 Domestic Distributor: Paramount
Overseas Gross: $2,690,262

suspect zeroIntermedia Films financed Suspect Zero for $27m and received a $7.5m interest free loan from New Mexico and Paramount came on as domestic distributor and Lakeshore Entertainment took on foreign distribution sales.  Filmed in 2002, Suspect Zero was scheduled for an October 2003 release, before being dumped in the end of summer dead zone in 2004, where Paramount released it in 1,500 theaters to a terrible $3,446,375.  Audiences gave Suspect Zero a poor C- cinemascore and the film declined 43.9% in its second weekend to $1,932,056 and fell 75.1% inits third weekend to $481,834.  The film closed its US run with $8,725,813 leaving Paramount with about $4.8m after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would leave much of the modest P&A costs in the red and no cash overages to go back to Intermedia.  Suspect Zero saw a small release overseas in a few territories in late 2004 and 2005 to all of $2,690,262 and went straight to video in most markets.