Connie And Carla
- [Total: 3 Average: 1.3]
- Directed By: Michael Lembeck
- Written By: Nia Vardalos
- Release Date: April 16, 2004
- Domestic Distributor: Universal
- Cast: Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $27 million||Financed by: Spyglass Entertainment|
|Domestic Gross: $8,085,771||Overseas Gross: $3,255,245|
Nia Vardalos landed a seven figure payday from Spyglass Entertainment in September 2002, to script Connie And Carla as her follow-up feature to the surprise hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) — which was still going strong at the box office. Spyglass Entertainment fully financed Connie And Carla for $27 million and Universal handled domestic distribution.
Universal dated Connie And Carla for April 16, 2004 as counter-programming to Kill Bill Vol. 2 and The Punisher. Reviews were mixed to poor and there was little buzz for the picture and Universal dumped it into just 1,014 theaters. Connie And Carla pulled in a poor $3,254,940 — placing #13 for the weekend led by Kill Bill Vol. 2, which also over indexed with older female auds and certainly siphoned what little audience there was for this comedy. Connie And Carla declined 50% the following weekend to $1,625,875 and sank 61.1% in its third frame to $631,750 and promptly lost most of its theater count. The domestic run closed with just $8,085,771. Universal would see back about $4.4 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover much of their P&A costs.
Spyglass signed a four year distribution agreement with distributor Roadshow in Australia and Connie And Carla was the first film released from that agreement and the movie grossed a weak $1.5 million, which comprised most of the overseas gross. The overseas cume was only $3.2 million across a handful of distributors and the film went straight to video in Germany and a few smaller markets.