Budget: $53m (estimated) Financed by: Nu Image/Millennium
Domestic Gross: $10,721,033 Domestic Distributor: Summit
Overseas Gross: $30,165,431

drive_angryFinanced for an estimated $53m-56m by Nu Image/Millennium, the financier had a rough 2011 with sizable losses from Drive Angry, the expensive bomb Conan the Barbarian and fellow Nic Cage dud Trespass.  Summit handled international sales and distributed in the US, where after a solid marketing spend saw the film open to a terrible $5,187,625.  Audiences gave the film a weak C+ cinemascore and Drive Angry declined 57.1% to $2,225,659 in its second weekend and sank 86.3% in its third weekend to $304,262 and quickly closed with just $10,721,033.  Summit would see back just $5.8m after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not even cover 1/4 of the ad spend.  Drive Angry did poor business in almost every overseas territory and grossed just $30,165,431, which would post losses for the dozens of distributors who picked up the expensive 3D title.  Cage’s star power certainly took a hit, which had been waning from over exposure in paycheck projects.

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