SLITHER

Slither

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
Starring:
Nathan Fillion
Elizabeth Banks
Produced by: Marc Abraham

slither box officeGold 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.