THE INVASION

The Invasion

Budget: $80 million (estimated) Financed by: Warner Bros; Village Roadshow
Domestic Gross: $15,074,191 Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
Overseas Gross: $25,096,367
Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel
James McTeigue (uncredited)
Starring:
Nicole Kidman
Daniel Craig
Produced by: Joel Silver

the invasion box officeThe Invasion was co-financed by Warner Bros and Village Roadshow for an estimated $80 million after reshoots added over $10 million in costs.  The Invasion completed filming in December 2005 with a summer 2006 release planned, but after director Oliver Hirschbiegel delivered his cut, Warner Bros and producer Joel Silver brought the Wachowskis onboard to do extensive re-writes.  V For Vendetta director James McTeigue was hired to film the reshoots.  Warner Bros opened The Invasion in the US against Superbad and the delayed The Last Legion and it was tracking softly going into release.  The Invasion was dead on arrival with $5,951,409 in 2,776 theaters — placing #5 for the weekend won by Superbad.  Audiences gave the troubled film a toxic C cinemascore and it declined 48% in its second frame to $3,093,428 and closed its US run with $15,074,191.  Warner Bros would see returned about $8.25 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover even 1/3 of their modest P&A spend or any of the budget.  Australia based Village Roadshow dumped the film in their home country in 41 theaters with a mere $23,632 gross.  Warner Bros distributed overseas in most territories to a terrible $25 million cume, with South Korea posting the strongest showings at $4.1 million.  As with the failed domestic release, most of the overseas ad spend would remain as a loss and the budget completely in the red.  Domestic home video sales were a terrible $4.8 million.  Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig were seen together later in 2007 in The Golden Compass.