FRIGHT NIGHT

Budget: $30m Financed by: Dreamworks
Domestic Gross: $18,302,607 Domestic Distributor: Disney (Buena Vista)
Overseas Gross: $22,700,000

fright-night-posterAfter DreamWorks ended its partnership with Paramount, the studio didn’t have a single film in production or a line of financing.  After they partnered with Indian company Reliance for a credit line of $825m and also partnered with Disney to distribute their films, they put six projects into production and two of those would hemorrhage cash – Fright Night and Cowboys & Aliens.  With a $30m budget, a hefty marketing spend and decent reviews, the Fright Night remake bombed opening weekend with $7,714,388 in 3,114 theaters and stumbled 59.8% in its second weekend  to $3,103,227.  Fright Night ended its run with just $18,302,607 of which DreamWorks would see back around $10m after theaters take their cut, which would cover less than half of the marketing spend and none of the budget costs.  Disney released the horror comedy overseas which did poor business in almost every country, pulling in just $22.7m, which again would not cover the ad spend.

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