TAKING LIVES

Budget: $45m Financed by: Village Roadshow; Warner Bros
Domestic Gross: $32,682,342 Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
Overseas Gross: $32,788,187

taking livesTaking Lives was co-financed by Village Roadshow and Warner Bros for $45m and Warner distributed the film in the US, where it opened within its low expectations with $11,458,465 in 2,705 theaters.  The thriller did not have strong enough legs to break out at the box office and declined 42.8% the following weekend to $6,557,426 and dropped 46.7% in its third frame to $3,495,271.  Taking Lives closed its run with a disappointing $32,682,342 leaving Warner Bros with about $17.9m after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would cover most of the P&A costs, but leave the budget in the red.  The film pulled in weak numbers overseas, grossing $2.5m in Australia, where Roadshow distributed and a terrible $1.6m in the UK.  The overseas total was $32,788,187 and in an investor financial report Roadshow cited the disappointing box office performances of Taking Lives, Torque and Catwoman as for posting a loss in their film production division.