ZODIAC

Zodiac

Budget: $65 million (estimated) Financed by: Warner Bros; Paramount
Domestic Gross: $33,080,084 Domestic Distributor: Paramount
Overseas Gross: $51,705,830
Directed by: David Fincher
Starring:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Robert Downey Jr.
Produced by: Brad Fischer

zodiac box officeZodiac was co-financed by Warner Bros and Paramount for an estimated $65 million, with estimates as high as $85 million.  Paramount handled US distribution and Warner Bros put the film out overseas.  Paramount opened Zodiac in the US at 2,362 locations and the film opened with $13,395,610 which was on the low end of expectations and was handicapped by its 2hr 40 min length reducing the number of showings per day, but the critically acclaimed film was expected to have strong legs over the next few weeks.  It placed #2 for the weekend, behind the critically trashed surprise hit Wild Hogs.  Zodiac’s box office was damaged the following weekend when Warner Bros released 300 and took much of Zodiac’s audience.  The film fell 50.4% to $6,641,870 and 50.5% in its third frame to $3,287,560 and quietly closed its US run with $33,080,084.  Paramount would see back about $18.1 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover the P&A spend or any of their half of the budget.  Warner Bros saw slightly better results with a $51.7 million overseas cume.  The film pulled in a respectable $9 million in France, a decent $7.3 million in the UK and $5.5 million in Spain, but it posted soft numbers in most markets.  Recorded domestic home video sales were a decent $21.1 million.