Enough

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  • Directed By: Michael Apted
  • Written By: Nicholas Kazan
  • Release Date: May 24, 2002
  • Domestic Distributor: Sony
  • Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Juliette Lewis, Noah Wyle

Box Office Info:
Budget: $38 millionFinanced by: Sony
Domestic Gross: $40,007,742Overseas Gross: $11,793,445

enough 2002
Sony acquired Nicholas Kazan’s Enough screenplay in February 2000 for just under $1M and Kazan was apart of a very lucrative arrangement between a group of screenwriters and Sony.  In 1999, the studio inked a pact with 30 established writers, who would supply 340 screenplays to Sony and each scribe was guaranteed 2% of the gross receipts.  Jennifer Lopez landed a $9M payday to topline this stinker and this junk project was rushed into production to beat a potential mid 2001 strike from SAG and the WGA.  Lopez had landed her first two hit vehicles with The Cell (2000) and The Wedding Planner (2001), but stumbled as her paychecks began to rise with Angel Eyes (2001) and Enough.  She briefly rebounded with the generic rom-com Maid in Manhattan (2002) and then humiliated herself in Gigli (2003).

Sony fully financed Enough for $38 million and dated the picture as counter-programming over the Memorial Day holiday frame on May 24, 2002.  It bowed against Insomnia and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and the marketplace was being dominated by the holdovers Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Sony’s Spider-Man.  Enough was savaged by critics and pulled in $17,213,137 over the 4-day holiday ($14,009,653 3-day gross) — placing #5 for the weekend led by Attack of the Clones.  Enough flamed out quickly and fell 51.4% to $6,808,026 in its second frame and the domestic run closed with a disappointing $40,007,742.

Enough tanked overseas and pulled in just $11.7M.  The worldwide cume was $51.8M.  Sony would see returned about $28.4M after theaters take their percentage of the gross — which leaves tens of millions worth of global P&A costs in the red and the budget untouched by the theatrical receipts.

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