DUPLICITY

Budget: $60 million Financed by: Universal; Relativity
Domestic Gross: $40,572,825 Domestic Distributor: Universal
Overseas Gross: $40,506,741 Director: Tony Gilroy

duplicity box officeDuplicity was co-financed for $60 million by Universal and Relativity and was Julia Roberts’ first top lining film since 2003’s Mona Lisa Smile.  Duplicity opened in the US with a soft $13,965,110 — coming in #3 behind openers Knowing and I Love You, Man.  Duplicity received a terrible C cinemascore from audiences and saw a 45.1% second frame decline to $7,672,485 and a 45.6% third weekend fall to $4,174,240.  The pic closed its domestic run with $40,572,825.  Overseas, Julia Roberts appeal had weakened and the film also pulled in $40.5 million, grossing soft numbers everywhere — with $4.3 million from the UK as the strongest showing.  Universal would see back about $44.5 million after theaters take their cut of the gross, leaving part of the worldwide ad spend at a loss and the budget wouldn’t be touched by the theatrical receipts.  Universal Pictures Chairman Marc Shmuger would be replaced after a string of recent Universal flops, including Duplicity, Land of the Lost, State of Play, Funny People and the out of control budgets for the as of yet to be released The Wolfman and Green Zone.