BATTLE FOR TERRA

Budget: $20 million (estimated) Financed by: Snoot Entertainment
Domestic Gross: $1,647,083 Domestic Distributor: Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate
Overseas Gross: $4,482,446 Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas

Battle For Terra box officeNew financing and production company Snoot Entertainment backed their first film, the animated Battle For Terra, which is estimated at a cost just under $20 million.  IM Global handled overseas sales and Roadside Attractions (partially owned by Lionsgate) and Lionsgate purchased US distribution rights.  Lionsgate gave the film a small marketing spend and opened the film in 1,159 theaters to some of the worst numbers for a film playing in over 1,000 theaters with $1,082,064 for the weekend — with the animated Monster Vs. Aliens still going strong at the box office.  After the dismal opening, Battle For Terra was pulled out of most of its theaters going into its second weekend and remained in 413 theaters, where it sank 83.9% to $174,014 and closed with a miserable $1,647,083.  Battle For Terra received a small release overseas, with China being the strongest territory at $2 million and it grossed $4.4 million in total and went straight to video in France.