THE LOVELY BONES

Budget: $60m Financed by: Dreamworks
Domestic Gross: $44,114,232 Domestic Distributor: Paramount
Overseas Gross: $49,507,108

lovely_bones_ver3The Lovely Bones cost an estimated $60m after tax breaks and was set up as a Dreamworks film and when Dreamworks split with long time distributor Paramount, the film was inherited by Paramount.  Paramount launched a reported $85m+ worldwide marketing spend and initially opened the film in the US at 3 theaters to a disappointing $116,616.  The planned expansion to go wide on Christmas was scrapped to revamp the marketing and target young females.  The Lovely Bones went wide January 15th to $17,005,133 but poor to mixed reviews could not lift the film past a $44,114,232 gross.  Overseas, the film did not fare much better, grossing just $49.5m with $9.3m from the UK as the strongest showing.  The worldwide total was $93.6m which Paramount would see $51.4m after theaters take their cut of the gross, which would almost cover the budget but leave the huge ad spend at a loss.

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