- Directed By: Harold Ramis
- Written By: Peter Steinfeld, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan
- Release Date: December 6, 2002
- Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
- Cast: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $60 million||Financed by: Warner Bros; Village Roadshow|
|Domestic Box Office: $32,130,627||Overseas Box Office: $22,872,508|
After the surprise success of Analyze This back in 1999, which took in $176.8 million worldwide, Analyze That was green lit by Warner Bros and Village Roadshow for $60 million. In an investor relations report, Village Roadshow saw their massive profits from the Matrix franchise cut in half from the awful numbers Analyze That, Dreamcatcher, The Adventures Of Pluto Nash and Eight Legged Freaks pulled in. Robert De Niro received a payday close to $20 million and had a terrible year at the box office with Showtime bombing (which he also received a hefty payday) and City By The Sea flopped just three months prior to Analyze That.
Warner Bros dated this lazy hack job from Harold Ramis (who was so much more capable than assembly line crap like this) for the usually slow post-Thanksgiving frame on December 6 and it received terrible reviews. It was discarded as an unnecessary sequel and came in below expectations with $11,034,422 when Die Another Day led the slow box office frame in its third weekend in release. Showing weak legs, Analyze That fell 50.5% the following weekend to $5,467,471 and 56.4% to $2,385,371 in its third frame. The film closed with a poor domestic total of $32,130,627.
The first film pulled in a solid $70 million overseas and Analyze That tanked with an awful $22.8 million. The worldwide total was $55 million, leaving about $30.2 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which does not cover the worldwide P&A spend or touch the budget.
In a huge $20 million broadcasting deal with WB’s corporate sibling TNT & TBS, the studio packaged three bombs with the hit Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood — Analyze That, Blood Work and Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever.