|Budget: N/A||Financed by: 2929 Entertainment|
|Domestic Gross: 3,093,394||Domestic Distributor: The Weinstein Company/MGM|
|Overseas Gross: $2,085,246||
Directed by: Jesse Peretz
Produced by: Ted Hope
Financed by Mark Cuban’s 2929 for an unreported amount, The Ex was picked up during development by the newly formed Weinstein Company back in 2005. The Weinstein Company quietly released the movie in a few theaters under its original title Fast Track the last weekend in 2006 — no information about its box office results were released. Along with a title change, reshoots led to the screenwriters disowning the film and The Ex was more or less dumped in 1,009 theaters to a dismal $1,394,229 opening weekend — placing #12 for the weekend led by Spider-Man 3 in its second frame and new opener 28 Weeks Later. The Ex declined 49.5% the following weekend to $703,963 and promptly lost most of its theater count. It closed its US run with just 3,093,394. The comedy saw a small release overseas with a $2 million cume across multiple distributors and it went straight to video in most markets. Recorded domestic home video sales were just $2.9 million.