GETAWAY

Getaway

Budget: $18 million Financed by: Dark Castle
Domestic Gross: $10,501,938 Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
Overseas Gross:$1,304,494
Directed by: Courtney Solomon
Starring:
Ethan Hawke
Selena Gomez
Produced by: Joel Silver

Getaway box officeFinanced by Dark Castle for $18 million, Getaway would be the last film distributed by Warner Bros under Joel Silver’s Dark Castle longstanding agreement, after WB severed ties with the producer.  This Courtney Solomon directed flop, opened in 2,130 theaters over the slow Labor Day weekend, with a dead on arrival $4,503,892.  Earlier in the year Warner Bros unloaded another Dark Castle flop Bullet To The Head, which also opened with a dismal $4.5 million.  Audiences gave the poorly reviewed Getaway a toxic C+ cinemascore and it fell 51.3% in its second weekend to $2,191,484 and sank 68.6% in its third weekend to $688,132.  Getaway closed its poor run after 5 weeks with just $10,501,938.  Warner Bros would see back about $5.7 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover even 1/4 of the ad spend.  Warner Bros released the film in 106 UK cinemas to a terrible $43,271 with a $408 per screen average and it was pulled out of release after its second week with $80,818.  Warner Bros released the film theatrically in only half a dozen territories where Getaway made $1.3 million and sent it straight to video in most major markets.