The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
|Budget: $32 million||Financed by: New Line (Warner Bros)|
|Domestic Gross: $22,537,881||Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros|
|Overseas Gross: $4,854,728||
Directed by: Don Scardino
Produced by: Chris Bender
New Line financed The Incredible Burt Wonderstone for $32 million and parent company Warner Bros distributes New Line’s three film a year output. Warner Bros opened the film in 3,160 theaters to a poor $10,177,257 — placing #3 for the weekend behind Oz The Great and Powerful and The Call and just ahead of the New Line/Warner fiasco Jack The Giant Slayer in its third frame. Audiences were not very kind to this Steve Carell and Jim Carrey comedy giving it a terrible C+ cinemascore. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone fell 57.5% in its second frame to $4,321,388 and declined a steep 68.9% in its third weekend and closed with just $22,537,881. Warner Bros/New Line would see back about $12.3 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, well below its marketing costs and the theatrical revenue would leave the budget at a loss. Warners put the film out theatrically in just a handful of territories where it pulled in a small $4.8 million. Carell was coming off the poor box office of Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World and Carrey had been absent from screens for two years and showed his drawing power fading. Recorded domestic video sales were a dismal $5.3 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).