From Paris With Love

Budget: $55 million Financed by: EuropaCorp
Domestic Gross: $24,077,427 Domestic Distributor: Lionsgate
Overseas Gross: $28,749,167
Directed by: Pierre Morel
John Travolta
Produced by: Luc Besson

From Paris With Love box officeLuc Besson’s EuropaCorp financed the $55 million film and a bald, goatee sporting, scenery chewing John Travolta certainly didn’t help From Paris With Love’s appeal.  Lionsgate acquired the US rights for an unspecified amount and sunk a decent amount of capital into an ad spend that saw little in return when From Paris With Love made $8,158,860 opening weekend — placing a distance #3 for the weekend led by Dear John and Avatar.  From Paris With Love had a modest 32.6% second weekend decline to $5,495,113 but fell 51.6% in its third frame to $2,661,829.  From Paris With Love closed its run with $24,077,427 which would leave Lionsgate with about $13.2 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross.  At least half of the ad spend would be in the red and the acquisition costs at a loss for Lionsgate.  EuropaCorp distributed in France to poor returns and it grossed just $2.8 million which was the strongest showing outside of the US.  The film grossed an awful $28.7 million overseas across many distributors who overpaid for the expensive picture from EuropaCorp.  From Paris With Love would mark the last John Travolta studio vehicle given a wide release in the US.