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
Produced by: Steve Golin
Mandate 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.