Not Fade Away

Budget: $20 million Financed by: Indian Paintbrush
Domestic Gross: $610,792 Domestic Distributor: Paramount Vantage
Overseas Gross: $25,607
Directed by: David Chase
James Gandolfini
Produced by: David Chase

not fade away box officeIndian Paintbrush financed the $20 million Not Fade Away from The Sopranos creator David Chase.  Paramount Vantage put the pic out in the US as a platform release during a crowded end of the year market on December 21 and the film pulled in poor numbers in limited release.  Not Fade Away took in $19,182 opening weekend in 3 theaters, with a not very promising $6,394 per screen average.  Paramount Vantage expanded the picture in its second weekend to 19 theaters, where it made $54,795 with a poor $2,884 per screen average.  Paramount Vantage then expanded Not Fade Away to 565 theaters in its third week to a disastrous $270,088 with a $478 per screen average and promptly lost most of its theater count at the end of the week.  The film quickly closed with just $610,792.  Not Fade Away was given a tiny theatrical release only in Turkey to only $25k.