Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt?
|Budget: $5 million||Financed by: John Aglialoro|
|Domestic Gross: $846,704||Domestic Distributor: Self distributed|
|Overseas Gross: $0||
Directed by: James Manera
Produced by: John Aglialoro
Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt? was financed by by John Aglialoro, who lost piles of cash on the $20 million budgeted Part I (2011) and then continued to invest in this sinking series, by funding the $10 million Part II and then whittled the third and last of the trilogy’s budget down to $5 million. Turning to kickstarter, he raised $446,907 toward a marketing spend to help pad what will be more lost money on his dream project. The film was booked in 242 locations to a dead on arrival $461,179 with a $1,906 per screen average that would nix an expansion. Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt? sank 71.3% the following weekend to $132,412 and closed its brief theatrical run after just three weeks with $846,704. With major chains like Regal Cinema only paying out 34% of the ticket price to small distributors, or in this case, self distributed — Aglialoro saw about $300k in returns. FOX distributed on home video and sales have brought in about $1.3 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).