|Budget: $10m||Financed by: Sony|
|Domestic Gross: $2,529,395||Domestic Distributor: Sony|
|Overseas Gross: $999|
Opening the same weekend as Creature, which stole Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star’s thunder by posting record breaking low box office numbers, Sony backed this $10m disaster and saw it open to some of the worst numbers by a major studio. Costing about $15m to market, with TV ads that were audience repellent featuring one of Adam Sandler’s regulars shouting nonsense about the film to the audience, helped this open to a disastrous $1,415,023 in 1,500 theaters. It dropped 72.1% in its second weekend to $395,254 and quickly closed with just $2,529,395 leaving Sony with about $1.4m after theaters take their percentage of the gross. Knowing they have a turkey on their hands, Sony dumped the film straight to video in every market, except releasing the film in 1 theater in Sweden to all of $999. The trailers and marketing material should be studied as what not to do.
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