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
Steve Carell
Jim Carrey
Produced by: Chris Bender

the incredible burt wonderstone box officeNew 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).