Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
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- Directed By: Kevin Allen
- Written By: Don Rhymer
- Release Date: March 12, 2004
- Domestic Distributor: MGM
- Cast: Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Hannah Spearritt
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $26 million||Financed by: MGM|
|Domestic Gross: $23,630,159||Overseas Gross: $5,188,836|
After the box office receipts came in for the opening weekend of Agent Cody Banks (2003), MGM announced plans to fast track Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London and indeed they did, with this hack cash grab in theaters the same weekend in 2004. Hoping to turn the moderate success of the original into a modestly priced franchise, MGM financed the sequel for $26 million. MGM partnered with fast-food chain Wendy’s for promotion and opened Agent Cody Banks 2 in 2,973 theaters against Secret Window and Spartan, both targeting older auds.
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London received awful reviews and opened to franchise killing numbers with $8,014,005 — placing #5 for the weekend led by The Passion of the Christ in frame three. The movie saw a small 24.8% second weekend decline to $6,030,302 but sank 54.1% in its third frame to $2,769,212 when Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed opened. Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London closed its domestic run with $23,630,159. MGM would see returned about $12.9 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover their P&A costs or any of the budget.
The picture saw a small release overseas, grossing just $1.8 million in the UK, which were the strongest numbers of its small $5,188,836 total and it went straight to video in Italy and most smaller markets.