The Big Wedding

Budget: $35 million Millennium Films
Domestic Gross: $21,819,348 Domestic Distributor: Lionsgate
Overseas Gross: $26,606,623
Directed by: Justin Zackham
Robert DeNiro
Katherine Heigl
Produced by: Avi Lerner

the big wedding box officeMillennium Films financed The Big Wedding for $35 million and sold off worldwide distribution, which limits their exposure to the budget.  This remake of the 2006 pic Mon frère se marie, was scooped up by Lionsgate for domestic and UK distribution and opened in the US as counter-programming against the male skewing Pain And Gain.  The Big Wedding received awful reviews, which did not help entice older auds to pay for a ticket and it flopped opening weekend with just $7,591,663 in 2,633 theaters.  Audiences gave The Big Wedding a terrible C+ cinemascore and it declined 48.9% in its second frame to $3,881,857 and ended its run with $21,819,348.  Lionsgate would see back about $12 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, leaving some of their modest P&A spend in the red and their acquisition cost uncovered.  Lionsgate saw a weak $1.9 million from the UK gross.  Australian distributor Roadshow saw a modest $4.5 million which posted the strongest overseas gross and the overseas total was just $26.6 million across numerous distributors.