Into The Blue
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $50 million||Financed by: MGM; Mandalay Pictures|
|Domestic Gross: $18,801,234||Overseas Gross: $25,633,205|
The budget for Into the Blue was $50 million and it was financed by MGM and Mandalay Pictures. Director John Stockwell was in active development on After The Sunset, but left over creative differences and segued from that clunker onto this production. Sony inherited the film after they bought out MGM in late 2004 and released it through their Columbia label.
Into The Blue was originally scheduled for a prime summer release date on July 15, but was pushed back to September 30. It opened against Serenity, The Greatest Game Ever Played and the wide expansions of A History Of Violence and Oliver Twist. It landed mixed to poor reviews and Sony had only modest expectations for this time waster.
Into The Blue tanked with $7,057,854 — placing #5 for the weekend led by the holdover Flightplan. The film declined a modest 31.6% in its second weekend to $4,830,342 but then sank 64% in its third weekend to $1,740,776 and promptly lost most of its theater count. The domestic run closed with only $18,801,234. Sony would see returned about $10.3M after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not even cover half of their P&A costs.
FOX distributed Into The Blue in most overseas markets and it pulled in a soft $25,633,205.