- Directed By: Renny Harlin
- Written By: Wayne Kramer, Kevin Brodbin
- Release Date: May 13, 2005
- Domestic Distributor: Miramax (Dimension)
- Cast: Val Kilmer, Christian Slater, LL Cool J
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $27 million||Financed by: Intermedia; Outlaw Productions; Avenue Pictures|
|Domestic Gross: $4,480,744||Overseas Gross: $16,668,085|
Mindhunters was financed by German based Intermedia, Outlaw Productions and Avenue Pictures for $27 million and Miramax picked up US rights, which they would release through their Dimension banner. Mindhunters was filmed back in 2002 and after at least a dozen release delays, Dimension decided to send the pic straight to video. As the Weinsteins and Disney were negotiating their future at Miramax, it was announced in March 2005 that the Weinsteins would be leaving the Disney owned Miramax and Mindhunters was unloaded theatrically at the eleventh hour as one of the many films rotting in the Miramax vault.
After three years on the shelf, Mindhunters was dumped with a soft marketing campaign into 1,040 theaters and bowed against Monster-in-Law, Kicking And Screaming and Unleashed. Reviews were awful and it pulled in a terrible $1,911,358 — placing #10 for the weekend led by Monster-in-Law. Audiences gave the Renny Harlin film a poor C cinemascore and it declined 47.4% in its second weekend to $1,005,839 and promptly lost most of its theater count. The domestic run closed with just $4,480,744.
Overseas, Mindhunters grossed a weak $2,399,571 in Germany and its strongest market was an ok $5,228,542 from Spain. The overseas cume was $16,668,085 across multiple distributors. Intermedia posted a net loss of $29.4 million, which it attributed to Alexander, Suspect Zero, If Only and Mindhunters and they wasted more money on producing a television series of Mindhunters, which was passed by every network.