THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

The Five-Year Engagement

Budget: $30 million Financed by: Universal; Relativity
Domestic Gross: $28,835,528 Domestic Distributor: Universal
Overseas Gross: $25,074,223
Directed by: Nick Stoller
Starring:
Jason Segel
Emily Blunt
Produced by: Judd Apatow

THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT box officeThe Five-Year Engagement was co-financed by Universal and Relativity for $30 million and this opened the same weekend as Relativity’s release of The Raven — though they were hardly competing for similar auds.  Opening in the US the week before The Avengers sucked the air out of the market, The Five-Year Engagement came in below its mid-teens expectations with a disappointing $10,610,060 — placing #5 for the weekend led by Think Like A Man.  The Five-Year Engagement stumbled 52.6% in its second weekend to $5,029,110 and ended with $28,835,528 at the US box office.  Universal would see back about $16 million after theaters take their percentage of the ticket price — which would not cover the hefty P&A spend.  Overseas Universal released the film to $7.7 million in the UK and a decent $6.3 million in Australia, but The Five-Year Engagement only pulled in $25 million outside of the domestic market, not enough to cover the overseas ad spend and the remainder of the budget.  In an investor earnings report, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the financial results at NBCUniversal were “flat, slightly down” in the quarter due to disappointments in the film division. “This year we have an unfortunate large miss in Battleship and The Five-Year Engagement.”