WARRIOR

Budget: $25m Financed by: Lionsgate; Mimran Schur Pictures
Domestic Gross: $13,657,115 Domestic Distributor: Lionsgate
Overseas Gross: $10,558,270

warrior-poster-tom-hardy-joel-edgertonLionsgate and Mimran Schur Pictures financed the $25m Warrior and Lionsgate received a portion of that investment back through pre-selling the picture to foreign distributors.  Lionsgate distributed in the US and gave the film a focused marketing campaign, with sneak previews, partnering with Twitter to set up ticket sales and audience testimonials and even with critical acclaim the film was ignored by audiences opening weekend.  Warrior opened with $5,242,107 and received a solid A cinemascore from audiences, but word of mouth wasn’t strong enough to lift the numbers and it decline 45.4% to $2,860,325 in its second weekend.  Warrior closed its domestic run with only $13,657,115 and the film and fellow Lionsgate disaster Conan The Barbarian caused between $40m and $50m in losses in Lionsgate’s quarter financials.  Warrior didn’t fare any better overseas, grossing just $10.5m across numerous distributors and was sent straight to video in Germany and premiered on television in Spain.  Lionsgate released the film wide in the UK, which posted the largest overseas numbers with a poor $1,310,524 in 383 theaters and it sank 66.5% to $438,944 in its second weekend and closed with $2,885,778.

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