GONE

Gone

Budget: $28 million Financed by: Lakeshore Entertainment; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Domestic Gross: $11,682,205 Domestic Distributor: Lionsgate/Summit
Overseas Gross: $6,417,984
Directed by: Heitor Dhalia
Starring:
Amanda Seyfried
Produced by: Sidney Kimmel

gone box office 2012Lakeshore Entertainment co-financed Gone with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and this $28 million budgeted turkey came and went worldwide without so much as a whimper.  Sierra/Affinity pre-sold the title and Summit picked up domestic rights for $2 million.  Shortly before Gone’s release, Lionsgate purchased Summit and they opened the film on the same day as the Lionsgate film Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds.  Gone was dead on arrival with $4,770,360 opening weekend, placing #9 and coming in behind the flop Wanderlust.  Audiences gave the film a poor C+ cinemascore, but Gone managed a modest second weekend decline of 37.1% to $3,001,862 but crashed 70.2% in its third frame to $895,788 and closed with only $11,682,205.  Summit/Lionsgate would see about $6.5 million after theaters take their portion of the ticket price, covering their acquisition cost, but leaving most the marketing spend in the red.  Overseas, Gone tanked in every market, pulling in $6.4 million across numerous distributors and director Heitor Dhalia basically disowned the film saying he had no control over the production.  The film went straight to video in Italy.