Elizabeth: The Golden Age
|Budget: $55 million||Financed by: Working Title|
|Domestic Gross: $16,383,509||Domestic Distributor: Universal|
|Overseas Gross: $57,854,054||
Directed by: Shekhar Kapur
Produced by: Tim Bevan
Financed by UK based Working Title, which is owned by Universal, for $55 million, Elizabeth: The Golden Age premiered a month before its release at The Toronto International Film Festival to drum up award excitement. Instead, the film was poorly received and limped into 2,001 theaters in the US to a disappointing $6,153,075 — placing #6 for the weekend led by Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?. Elizabeth: The Golden Age drew an older audience and was expected to have strong legs at the box office, but fell 48.8% in its second weekend to $3,150,180 and ended its chances at breaking out. The sequel closed its US run with $16,383,509 which would return about $8.9 million to Universal after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not even cover half of the P&A costs. Universal gave the film a strong push in the UK and opened the film wide in 451 theaters to a weak $2,816,879, coming in 4th for the weekend. The film closed its UK run with a modest $10,346,837 which was the highest international cume. Elizabeth: The Golden Age pulled in mediocre to poor numbers overseas, grossing $57.8 million. After the expensive and troubled production of the 2002 flop The Four Feathers, Elizabeth helmer Shekhar Kapur has not directed another feature after The Golden Age.