Sarah Landon And The Paranormal Hour
|Budget: N/A||Financed by: The Comrie Family|
|Domestic Gross: $858,415||Domestic Distributor: The Comrie Family (through Freestyle Releasing)|
|Overseas Gross: $0||
Produced by: Lisa Comrie
Sarah Landon And The Paranormal Hour was financed for an unreported amount by the wealthy Comrie family and was directed and acted by numerous family members. Shot on a video camera, this cheap looking picture probably cost more to distribute and market than produce. The Comrie’s distributed through rent-a-distributor Freestyle Releasing and opened the film in an ambitious 1,121 theaters. With advertising promising “the first in a series of Sarah Landon Mysteries,” that would end when the film posted one of the worst wide release numbers ever, with a $586,283 gross and a per screen average of just $523 for the entire weekend — placing #19 for the weekend. Sarah Landon And The Paranormal Hour lasted only two weeks before being pulled out of every theater with a $858,415 cume. Major theater chains don’t pay out the usual 55% to independent distributors (Regal pays out only 34% for example), so the Comrie’s saw back about $300k plus a fee to Freestyle and wisely canceled any more Sarah Landon films.