STOLEN

Stolen

Budget: $35 million Financed by: Nu Image
Domestic Gross: $304,318 Domestic Distributor: Millennium
Overseas Gross: $17,111,100
Directed by: Simon West
Starring:
Nicolas Cage
Produced by: Avi Lerner

stolen 2012 box officeThis $35 million Nicolas Cage vehicle was financed by Nu Image, who pre-sold Stolen to overseas distributors, which would cover a good portion of the budget.  With Cage’s stock as a bankable star diminishing with each consecutive paycheck film, 2011’s Trespass began a new era of Cage films being opened in a handful of theaters and simultaneously on VOD.  Stolen continues that downward trend for the actor.  Millennium distributed in the US, which is owned by Nu Image and dumped the film in just 141 US theaters to a terrible $183,125 opening weekend.  The film dropped a huge 81.3% in it’s second weekend and was promptly pulled out of theaters with only $304,318.  Outside of the US, Stolen pulled in $17.1 million across numerous distributors, with $6.9 million of that number coming from China.  Lionsgate took UK rights and Stolen posted a poor $490,395.  German distributor Splendid bought the picture during pre-sales from Millennium/Nu Image only to send it straight to video.  The pic went straight to video in Italy.  Stolen was released just a few months after Seeking Justice came and went.