RENAISSANCE

Renaissance

Budget: $18.2 million Financed by: Onyx; Canal Plus; France 2
Domestic Gross: $70,644 Domestic Distributor: Miramax
Overseas Gross: $1,760,704
Directed by: Christian Volckman
Starring:
Daniel Craig
(voice)
Produced by: Roch Lener

Renaissance box officeRenaissance, a black and white motion capture animated film, was budgeted at $18.2 million and co-financed by France based Onyx, Canal Plus, France 2 and 70% of the budget was covered from pre-sales to over 40 distributors.  The budget was apparently covered for the financiers due to the pre-sales, but every distributor dumped the film.  Disney took US rights during the pre-sales and distributed through Miramax and opened the film in 2 theaters with a weak $10,800 and $5,400 per screen average.  Renaissance lasted four weeks in release and expanded to only 13 theaters with a total of $70,644.  Pathé distributed in France and planned on releasing the film in over 200 theaters, but reduced its count to 90 when a student led nationwide strike over labor reform about making it easier to hire and fire young people, coincided with the release and kept its targeted audience out of theaters.  The film pulled in just $1,520,587 from its release.  Pathé also distributed in the UK, where they dumped the film in 9 theaters to a total of only $132,165.  The reported worldwide cume is just $1.8 million, across the 40+ distributors who picked up the title.