I, Frankenstein

Budget: $65 million Financed by: Lakeshore Entertainment; Hopscotch Features; Lionsgate
Domestic Gross: $19,075,290 Domestic Distributor: Lionsgate
Overseas Gross: $52,444,175
Directed by: Stuart Beattie
Aaron Eckhart
Bill Nighy
Produced by: Tom Rosenberg

I, frankenstein box officeThis $65 million film benefited from a 40% production incentive in Australia, (not including the vfx and post budget) and was financed by Lakeshore Entertainment, Hopscotch Features and received a small amount of financing from US distributor Lionsgate.  Lionsgate originally scheduled I, Frankenstein on February 22, 2013 and then delayed it until September 13 and pushed it back again until January 24, 2014.  After a hefty US marketing spend and a deluxe IMAX treatment for this cheap looking stinker, I, Frankenstein was tracking soft and expected to pull in just north of $10 million.  It came in lower than expected with $8,610,441 in 2,753 theaters — placing #6 when holdovers Ride Along and Lone Survivor led the box office.  The pic fell 56.4% in its second weekend to $3,754,423 and its third frame saw a 60.7% decline to $1,476,556 and promptly lost most of its theater count and closed with just $19,075,290.  Lionsgate would see back about $10.4 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which leaves much of the P&A costs in the red.  Lakeshore pre-sold the film and German distribution arm A COMPANY took the film for central and Eastern European territories.  A Company saw I, Frankenstein flop in Germany with $2.4 million and played poorly across Europe, with the exception of a decent enough $11 million from Russia and the overseas cume was $52,444,175.  Lakeshore was downsizing and reducing output, only had one other release in 2014 which was the dud Walk Of Shame.  I, Frankenstein was set up at Lakeshore trying to duplicate their success with the Underworld series, but this was just another franchise non-starter.