Three To Tango

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    • Directed By: Damon Santostefano
    • Written By: Rodney Patrick Vaccaro, Aline Brosh McKenna
    • Release Date: October 22, 1999
    • Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
    • Cast: Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell, Dylan McDermott, Oliver Platt

Box Office Info:
Budget: $20 millionFinanced by: Warner Bros; Village Roadshow; Outlaw Productions
Domestic Gross: $10,570,375Overseas Gross: $5,800,000

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In the late 90’s, studios were starting to form co-financing deals with investment companies to offset the risk of increasing budgets and Three To Tango was one of the early co-financing arrangements between WB and Village Roadshow.  Additional coin for this project also came from Outlaw Productions, which received its capital from the German based Intermedia.  The budget for Three To Tango was $20 million.

WB first dated the picture for April 9, 1999 but bumped it back to October 22.  Buzz was very low and reviews were terrible.  It bowed against The Best Man, Bringing Out The Dead, Bats and Crazy in Alabama.  It tanked with $4,406,135 — placing #8 for the weekend led by The Best Man.  Auds gave Three To Tango a dreadful C cinemascore and it fell 51.3% to $2,143,958 in its second frame and continued to post large weekly declines.  The domestic run closed with only $10,570,375.

Overseas numbers were $5.8M.  The worldwide cume was $16.3M.  WB would see returned about $9M after theaters take their percentage of the gross — below P&A expenses and the theatrical receipts would not dent the budget.  WB’s corporate siblings TNT and TBS took broadcast rights for $2M.

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