THE LAST KISS

last_kissLakeshore Entertainment financed The Last Kiss, a $20m remake of an Italian film and partnered with Dreamworks for US distribution.  Dreamworks released the film through their output deal with Paramount and The Last Kiss opened in 1,357 theaters to a small $4,627,989 and the film quickly closed with just $11,614,790.  Dreamworks would see back $6.3m after theaters take their percentage of the gross, leaving a large portion of the ad spend in the red and no cash overages to flow back to Lakeshore.  Overseas, the film mustered a weak $4.2m across numerous distributors and went straight to video in Italy.