- Directed By: Hugh Johnson
- Written By: Drew Gitlin, Mike Cheda
- Release Date: September 3, 1999
- Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
- Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Peter Firth
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $34 million||Financed by: Morgan Creek; Warner Bros|
|Domestic Box Office: $11,263,966||Overseas Box Office: N/A|
The budget for Chill Factor was $34 million, which was co-financed by Morgan Creek and Warner Bros and the two companies split distribution expenses. This knock off of Speed and The Rock was yet another failure in a long line of failures for Morgan Creek, which had not had a hit since Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) — and they had just come off of the disasters Soldier (1998) and The King and I earlier in ’99.
Chill Factor was dated for the slow Labor Day dumping weekend on September 3, 1999 and bowed against Outside Providence. Reviews were terrible, buzz was low and it was dead on arrival with $4,529,231 — placing #6 for the weekend led by the holdover The Sixth Sense. At the time of release it posted the worst opening ever for a movie playing in over 2,500 theaters. Chill Factor sank 57.2% to $1,938,864 in its second frame and then collapsed 76.1% to $462,495 in its third session and promptly lost most of its theater count. The domestic run closed with only $11,263,966. About $6.1M would be returned after theaters take their percentage of the gross, far below the P&A expenses and the theatrical receipts would not dent the budget.
No overseas numbers are available.