|Budget: $15 million||Financed by: Gold Circle; Strike Entertainment|
|Domestic Gross: $7,802,450||Domestic Distributor: Gold Circle (through Universal)|
|Overseas Gross: $5,032,486||
Directed by: James Gunn
Produced by: Marc Abraham
Gold Circle Films and Strike Entertainment financed Slither for an estimated $15 million and Gold Circle paid for the P&A expenses through Universal’s distribution arm. Slither opened against Ice Age: The Meltdown and ATL and would fighting for box office scraps with Basic Instinct 2. Universal booked the pic into 1,945 theaters and it was stillborn with $3,880,270 — placing #8 for the weekend. The well reviewed horror-comedy declined a steep 57.9% in its second weekend to $1,634,595 and promptly lost most of its theater count. Slither was pulled from release after only four weeks with a cume of $7,802,450. Gold Circle would see back about $4.2 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which wouldn’t cover much of their P&A spend or put a dent in the modest budget — plus a fee to Universal. The overseas run pulled in just $5 million, with Entertainment distributing in the UK which saw the highest return with a weak $2,179,983. Recorded domestic home video sales were $7.6 million.