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
Produced by: Arnon Milchan
Regency 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.