The Last Stand
|Budget: $45 million||Financed by: Lionsgate|
|Domestic Gross: $12,050,299||Domestic Distributor: Lionsgate|
|Overseas Gross: $36,280,458||
Directed by: Jee-woon Kim
Produced by: Lorenzo di Bonaventura
The first of an unsuccessful comeback for Schwarzenegger, The Last Stand cost $45 million and Lionsgate had domestic and international distribution rights. Lionsgate pre-sold the film very well and sold out almost every territory based on the former Governator’s return to film. So while that would cover most of the film’s hefty budget, Lionsgate was still on the line for a solid P&A spend. The Last Stand opened in the US over a crowded Martin Luther King Jr frame and was competing for similar auds with Broken City and Lionsgate had the opening pegged in the low teen millions, but it bombed with a poor $6,281,433 coming in #9 for the weekend. The Last Stand sank 65.8% in its second weekend to $2,150,562 and promptly lost most of its screen count and quickly left theaters with $12,050,299. Lionsgate would see about $6.6 million after theaters take their share of the gross, leaving a sizable loss for Lionsgate. Overseas The Last Stand pulled in poor numbers in every territory, grossing $36,280,458 across numerous distributors. $7.7 million at the China box office was the highest territory gross outside of the US. The pic was a dud in director Jee-woon Kim’s home country South Korea, grossing just $304,288. Domestic video sales were $10.3 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).