|Budget: $40 million||Financed By: FOX; TSG|
|Domestic Gross: $5,775,076||Domestic Distributor: FOX|
|Overseas Gross: $28,452,222||
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Produced by: John Davis
FOX financed Victor Frankenstein for $40 million with some capital from TSG — a $400 million fund set up by Chip Seelig in 2013 to cover part of Fox’s slate of films for 5 years. Originally set for a January 2015 release, Fox pushed the pic back to October and then swapped the release dates for Victor Frankenstein and The Martian. After a solid P&A spend, FOX opened Victor Frankenstein over the crowded Thanksgiving frame and was tracking to haul in a modest $12 million over the holiday. The poorly reviewed film came in way below expectations with a dreadful $3,572,607 over the five day frame. The weekend gross was $2,469,341 with an $883 per screen average, dethroning Won’t Back Down as the worst opening ever in over 2,500 theaters. Audiences gave Victor Frankenstein a miserable C cinemascore, which led to a quick demise at the box office. The pic dropped a steep 69.8% in its second frame to $746,834 with a $267 per screen average for the weekend and lost most of its theater count going into its third weekend in release. Playing in 578 theaters, Victor Frankenstein took in a mere $200,407 for its third frame and closed with just $5,775,076. Overseas numbers are poor, but there were signs of life in some markets, with a $28.4 million cume. UK numbers were surprisingly poor with $1.3 million. The worldwide gross was $34.2 million, leaving FOX with about $18.8 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, far below their P&A expenses and it wouldn’t touch the budget.