WHITEOUT

Budget: $35m Financed by: Dark Castle Entertainment
Domestic Gross: $10,275,638 Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
Overseas Gross: $7,565,229

whiteout_ver3_xlgWhiteout was the first picture Joel Silver put into production through his Dark Castle Entertainment now based at Warner Bros.  Financed by Dark Castle for $35m and marketed and distributed by Warner Bros, the film opened in the US to a poor $4,915,104 and audiences gave the film a toxic C- cinemascore.  Whiteout dropped 56.6% in its second weekend to $2,131,043 and closed out its run with only $10,275,638 which after theaters receive their percentage of the gross, would leave Warner with about $5.6m.  That would not cover 1/3 of the ad spend for Warners and none of the budget for Dark Castle.  Overseas, the film fared even worse, with Warners distributing in most territories to a poor $7.5m.  Optimum Releasing the UK distributor owned by StudioCanal picked up UK rights from Dark Castle back in 2008 and it grossed all of $251,000 in the UK.  Whiteout went straight to video in Germany and Spain.

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