|Budget: $15 million||Financed by: GreeneStreet Films; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment|
|Domestic Gross: $1,237,615||Domestic Distributor: Lionsgate|
|Overseas Gross: $559,641||
Directed by: Wayne Beach
LL Cool J
Produced by: Sidney Kimmel
GreeneStreet Films and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment co-financed Slow Burn for an estimated $15 million and filming completed in 2003 and it didn’t find release until 2007. The two financiers screened Slow Burn at Cannes in 2005, where it picked up some major buyers and DEJ Productions, which was Blockbuster Video’s acquisition and distribution label took US and UK rights, where they would shop the pic to studios. In 2006 Lionsgate took on distribution duties in the US and UK and on April 13, 2007 Slow Burn finally saw a theatrical release. Lionsgate did not screen the movie for critics and booked it into 1,163 theaters, where it placed far outside the top 10 at #20 with a terrible $778,123 and a $669 per screen average. Slow Burn dropped like a stone in its second weekend 84.7% to $119,150 which is the 2nd largest wide release decline on record and was pulled out of release at the end of the week. Slow Burn cumed a mere $1,237,615. Lionsgate dumped the film straight to video in the UK. Overseas, Italy posted the highest gross with just $493,546 and it made all of $10,617 in Australia and $55,478 in Portugal and went straight to video in every other market. Domestic home video sales were $2.2 million.