Battle of the Year

Budget: $20 million Financed by: Sony
Domestic Gross: $8,888,355 Domestic Distributor: Sony
Overseas Gross: $7,661,122
Directed by: Benson Lee
Chris Brown
Produced by: Beau Flynn

Battle of the year box officeBattle of the Year was released well after the dance sub-genre had run out of fumes and this Sony dud cost $20 million, though the colossal amount of product placement on display probably brought that figure down a few million.  With the only marketable name being the perpetually in trouble with the law Chris Brown, the film didn’t have much going for it and Sony was hoping for a $8 million opening weekend.  Battle Of The Year opened in the US with a lousy $4,603,177 in 2,008 theaters — placing #5 for the weekend led by new opener Prisoners.  Battle of the Year fell 56% in its second weekend to $2,023,792 and quickly closed its theatrical run with just $8,888,355 after 5 weeks.  Sony opened the film moderately wide in the UK in 216 theaters to a disastrous $56,191 with a $260 per screen average, coming in 18th for the weekend and was pulled out of release after its second weekend with a total of $78,274.  Battle Of The Year pulled in less than $1 million from every market and grossed just $7,661,122 from its international run.  These terrible numbers leave most of the worldwide P&A costs in the red and the budget at a loss.  The terribly reviewed film opened on the home video market to $383,103 before falling off the charts and no longer reported.