DECEPTION

Budget: $25m Financed by: Media Rights Capital
Domestic Gross: $4,598,506 Domestic Distributor: FOX
Overseas Gross: $13,142,792

deceptionThis Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor staring turkey was put in turnaround at Fox and Media Rights Capital came aboard as financier.  Costing $25 million, Summit handled foreign sales and Jackman who was prepping Australia and a Wolverine spin-off for Fox, used his leverage to get the studio to distribute in the US.  Fox reportedly committed over $10 million to market and distribute.  Deception opened in the US to a disastrous $2,312,146 in 2,001 theaters and audiences didn’t like what they saw either and awarded the film with a toxic C- cinemascore.  Deception fell 61.8% in its second weekend to $883,417 and was pulled out of all but 126 theaters and quickly closed its run with only $4,598,506.  The film posted weak numbers overseas to $13.1 million across numerous distributors and went straight to video in Germany.  Fox distributed in Jackman’s home country Australia to a poor $1.4 million and Spain posted the strongest numbers with $2.6 million.