|Budget: $15 million||Financed by: Tartan Films; Halcyon Pictures|
|Domestic Gross: $1,294,919||Domestic Distributor: Warner Independent|
|Overseas Gross: $6,643,953||
Directed by: Michael Haneke
Produced by: Douglas Steiner
Funny Games was co-financed by Tartan Films and Halcyon Pictures for $15 million and this shot for shot remake by Michael Haneke of his 1997 film was Tartan’s most expensive project and its failure closed the company down. Warner Independent acquired US, France, Australia and Spain distribution. French company Celluloid Dreams sold the international rights to distributors. Warner Independent opened the film in the US in 286 theaters to a poor $544,833 with a $1,905 per screen average for the weekend. Funny Games fell 54.9% in its second weekend, killing of its chances at an expansion with $245,703 and ended its run with $1,294,919. Warners Bros closed Warner Independent down two months later. Overseas, Funny Games pulled in a small $6.6 million and Italy was the strongest territory with $2.1 million. Tartan distributed in the UK in a limited release in 63 theaters to a soft $402,675.