DOA: Dead Or Alive
|Budget: $21 million||Financed by: Constantin|
|Domestic Gross: $480,813||Domestic Distributor: The Weinstein Company (Dimension)|
|Overseas Gross: $7,035,719||
Directed by: Corey Yuen
Produced by: Paul W.S. Anderson
German based Constantin financed this $21 million video game adaptation after they saw success with Resident Evil with Paul W.S. Anderson, who produced this garbage. Constantin sold off overseas rights to distributors who mostly dumped the pic. Constantin distributed DOA: Dead or Alive in Germany to a poor $508,715. The film flopped in every market with an overseas cume of just $7 million. In 2005 The Weinstein Company acquired US distribution rights and released the film through their Dimension label about half a year after DOA tanked in most overseas markets. They booked the pic in only 505 theaters with minimal advertising and it pulled in an awful $260,713 with a $516 per screen average — placing #18 for the weekend led by Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. DOA: Dead Or Alive was dropped from all but 98 theaters in its second weekend and fell a huge 91.9% to $21,029 and closed its brief run after three weeks with just $480,813. Recorded domestic home video sales were only $2.7 million (less after resellers take their cut an manufacturing costs).