The D Train
|Budget: N/A||Financed by: Sony|
|Domestic Gross: $669,688||Domestic Distributor: IFC|
|Overseas Gross: $101,629||
Directed by: Andrew Mogel
Produced by: Mike White
The D Train was originally going to be financed by a company in the UK and during pre-production the money never arrived and Sony Worldwide stepped in to finance the film to prevent The D Train from collapsing. Sony put up the funds with the intention of selling the film off at festivals and they sold it at Sundance for $3 million to IFC for domestic distribution with a small P&A commitment that guaranteed a theatrical release. After acquiring the film, IFC said they would slowly roll the film out nationwide, but instead of a platform release, they opened The D Train moderately wide in 1,009 theaters May 8th during a crowded early summer frame, against Hot Pursuit and the second weekend of Avengers: Age of Ultron was claiming most of the market to itself. The D Train placed #19 for the weekend with a disastrous $447,661 and a $444 per screen average. The D Train was promptly pulled out of all, but 162 theaters going into its second weekend and grossed $15,790 with a $97 per screen average and was completely out of release at the end of its second week with only $669,688. IFC retained VOD rights and cable sales, which most likely will still leave their acquisition and modest marketing costs in the red. Paramount distributed on DVD/Blu-Ray and digital downloads.
Sony’s Columbia Pictures distributed The D Train in the UK, where nobody showed up to the 106 theaters it was playing in, and it grossed a minuscule $13,233 with a $125 per screen average. Sony released the pic in Germany and opened it in just 5 theaters, where it totaled $66,209 and it pulled in all of $5,586 from Spain. It went straight to video in the few markets it found a release.