DRILLBIT TAYLOR

Budget: $40m Financed by: Paramount
Domestic Gross: $32,862,104 Domestic Distributor: Paramount
Overseas Gross: $16,828,521

drillbit_taylorParamount financed this $40m Owen Wilson vehicle, which opened in 3,056 theaters to a disappointing $10,309,986.  Drillbit Taylor had modest falls each consecutive weekend and topped out with $32,862,104 at the US box office.   Paramount released the film overseas in some territories and also distributed through UIP (joint distribution of Paramount and Universal) to small numbers.  Paramount saw a modest return of $4.4m in the UK and $3.8m in Australia and Mexico, which posted most of the $16.8m overseas total.  The $49.6m worldwide total would leave Paramount’s percentage of the gross at about $27.2m after theaters take their cut, which leaves part of the P&A costs in the red and the budget at a loss.