A GOOD YEAR

Budget: $35m Financed by: FOX
Domestic Gross: $7,459,300 Domestic Distributor: FOX
Overseas Gross: $34,604,805

good_yearFinanced by Fox through their Fox 2000 label for $35m, this Ridley Scott directed, Russell Crowe vehicle was labeled a ‘flop’ by none other than the head of Fox, Rupert Murdoch, who estimated the film would loose the company over $20m.  Fox opened the film in the US in 2,066 theaters to a terrible $3,721,526 placing #10 for the weekend.   The film sank 56.9% in its second frame to $1,602,385 and followed that with an 81.6% decline to $294,250 and closed its poor run with only $7,459,300.  Fox distributed overseas to awful numbers in most markets, with the exception of a decent enough $7,205,533 gross from Italy.  The film opened wide in the UK to just $715,298 and closed with $1,896,979 and made a weak $2,573,187 in Australia.  The overseas gross was $34.6m and the worldwide total was $42m – leaving Fox with $23.1m after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover the worldwide prints and advertising costs or budget.