ALIENS IN THE ATTIC

Aliens In The Attic

Budget: $45 million Financed by: Regency; FOX; Dune
Domestic Gross: $25,200,412 Domestic Distributor: FOX
Overseas Gross: $32,680,644
Directed by: John Schultz
Starring:
Kevin Nealon
Produced by: Arnon Milchan

aliens in the attic box officeRegency co-financed Aliens In The Attic with FOX and some capital from Dune for $45 million.  The family pic was positioned as counter-programming to the Adam Sandler flop Funny People and was expected to open in the low teens, but a glut of family fare in release (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G-Force, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs) saw Aliens In The Attic post a poor $8,008,423 in 3,106 theaters — placing #5 for the slow weekend led by Funny People.  The pic declined 49.8% the following weekend to $4,021,478 and closed it domestic run with $25,200,412.  FOX would see back about $13.8 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, leaving around half of the P&A costs in the red and the budget untouched.  The film didn’t fare much better overseas for FOX, with an ok $10.4 million coming from the UK as the highest overseas number.  The overseas total was $32.6 million.  Recorded domestic video sales were $14.7 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).  In 2011 Regency founder Arnon Milchan fired and took over duties for Co-Chairmen Bob Harper and Hutch Parker, after a string of non-performers like Aliens In The Attic, the less expensive Monte Carlo and the disappointing domestic returns on Love & Other Drugs.