Little Man

Budget: $64 million Financed by: Revolution Studios
Domestic Gross: $58,645,052 Domestic Distributor: Sony
Overseas Gross: $42,950,069
Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Shawn Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Produced by: Joe Roth

little man box officeRevolution Studios financed Little Man for $64 million, which is far too much for a disposable comedy and Sony distributed worldwide and covered the marketing costs.  Revolution Studios’ distribution pact with Sony was expiring in 2007 and at the end of 2005 they ceased development on all projects and would close down in 2007.  Sony opened Little Man in the US in 2,533 theaters to a strong start with $21,613,176 — placing #2 for the weekend behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest in its second frame.  The critically reviled film saw a 49% decline its second frame to $11,025,108 and it fell 53.5% in its third frame to $5,124,245.  It closed its run with $58,645,052.  The pricey comedy cumed $42.9 million overseas, with a decent $8.1 million from the UK and $6.3 million from Spain, but the film posted soft numbers in almost every other territory.  Little Man pulled in $101.5 million worldwide, leaving Sony with about $55.8 million after theaters take their cut of the gross, which would not cover the entire worldwide P&A spend.  The pic sold well on home video, with $33.2 million in sales (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).  Keenen Ivory Wayans has not directed another big screen feature since Little Man.