|Budget: $23 million||Financed by: Focus; Granada Films|
|Domestic Gross: $16,136,476||Domestic Distributor: Focus|
|Overseas Gross: $3,326,709|
Directed by: Mira Nair
Produced by: Lydia Dean Pilcher
During development of Vanity Fair, British broadcaster ITV announced they were shutting down their film division, Granada Films and Vanity Fair would be one of two productions that they would co-finance before they shutter. Focus co-financed Vanity Fair, which had a price tag of $23 million and Focus distributed in the US and sold off overseas distribution, which would limit their exposure to the budget. Vanity Fair received mixed reviews and Focus booked the pic only moderately wide in 1,051 theaters over the slow Labor Day frame. It opened against Paparazzi, Wicker Park and The Cookout and pulled in $4,833,900 — placing #9 for the weekend led by the holdover Hero. Focus added three theaters in its second weekend, but the pic did not have strong legs and fell 45.9% to $2,613,777 and saw a 40.1% third weekend decline to $1,564,804. The film closed its US run with $16,136,476 leaving Focus with about $8.8 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover their modest P&A spend. Overseas, the film saw small business, grossing $1.5 million in the UK, which posted almost half of the $3,326,709 total across numerous distributors.