A Lot Like Love
|Budget: $30 million||Financed by: Disney; Beacon Pictures|
|Domestic Gross: $21,845,719||Domestic Distributor: Disney (Touchstone)|
|Overseas Gross: $21,041,000||
Directed by: Nigel Cole
Produced by: Armyan Bernstein
Beacon Pictures landed a five year co-financing and distribution arrangement with Disney in December 2002 and the two companies partnered on A Lot Like Love for $30 million. Disney released the film in the US through their Touchstone banner and A Lot Like Love opened in 2,502 theaters while a more successful Ashton Kutcher vehicle Guess Who was still playing in the top 10. It pulled in a soft $7,576,593 — placing #4 for the weekend led by the new opener The Interpreter. A Lot Like Love posted modest second and third weekend declines at 32.9% and 37.9% but it closed its run on the low end of a typical rom-com with $21,845,719. Disney would see back about $12 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would leave part of their P&A costs in the red and the budget untouched. Disney released A Lot Like Love in most overseas territories and released the film wide in the UK in 323 theaters to a poor $2,646,490 which posted the film’s highest overseas number. It’s international cume was a weak $21,041,000.