STRAW DOGS

Budget: $25m Financed by: Sony (Screen Gems)
Domestic Gross: $10,324,441 Domestic Distributor: Sony (Screen Gems)
Overseas Gross: $929,380

straw dogsSony financed this $25m remake through their Screen Gems label, which completed filming in 2009 and was delayed until its Sept 16 2011 release date.  Sony opened Straw Dogs in the US in 2,408 theaters to a poor $5,123,760 and the acclaimed film Drive likely cannibalized the opening weekend audience for Straw Dogs, which wasn’t helped by mixed to poor reviews and horrible word of mouth with a C cinemascore.  It dropped 60% in its second weekend to $2,051,333 and finished its domestic run with only $10,324,441, which would leave Sony with $5.6m after theaters take their percentage of the gross.  Most of the ad spend and the budget would be left in the red.  Sony distributed overseas and opened the film theatrically in just a few countries to a dismal $929,380 and it went straight to video in most major markets.  Straw Dogs played surprisingly well in the home video market in the US making about $20m in sales (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs) which would still leave Sony with a loss, but not a sizable one.

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