SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Seeking A Friend for the End of the World

Budget: $10 million Financed by: Mandate; Indian Paintbrush
Domestic Gross: $7,078,738 Domestic Distributor: Focus
Overseas Gross: $4,688,221
Directed by: Lorene Scafaria
Starring:
Steve Carell
Keira Knightley
Produced by: Steve Golin

seeking a friend for the end of the world box officeMandate and Indian Paintbrush co-financed this relatively inexpensive $10 million production and Lionsgate sold international rights.  Focus Features acquired the US rights and opened Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World moderately wide in 1,625 theaters with a modest ad spend that cost more than the film itself.  The film bombed opening weekend with $3,822,803 — placing #10 for the weekend led by Brave.  Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World sank a massive 72% in its second frame to $1,069,393 and was pulled out of release after its second week with just $7,078,738.  Focus would see about $3.9 million returned after theater’s take their percentage of the gross, leaving most of the P&A and acquisition costs at a loss.  Seeking A Friend for the End of the World grossed only $4.6 million overseas, across numerous distributors.