Two For The Money
|Budget: $35 million||Financed by: Morgan Creek|
|Domestic Gross: $22,991,379||Domestic Distributor: Morgan Creek (through Universal)|
|Overseas Gross: $7,535,130||
Directed by: D.J. Caruso
Produced by: James G. Robinson
Morgan Creek fully financed Two For The Money for $35 million and paid for the P&A costs through Universal’s distribution channel, who received a fee for use of its distribution resources. Two For The Money was the first film released through their domestic output deal with Universal after they left their long standing home at Warner Bros. Two For The Money received weak reviews and was tracking soft with a weekend cume under $10 million. It opened against Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, In Her Shoes, The Gospel and Waiting and pulled in $8,703,240 in 2,391 theaters — placing #4 over the slow frame led by Wallace and Gromit. The film declined 46.2% the following weekend to $4,686,110 and closed after just six weeks with $22,991,379. Morgan Creek would see returned about $12.6 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which is far short of their P&A spend and the budget, plus a fee to Universal.
Two For The Money pulled in dismal numbers overseas, with UIP (joint distribution between Universal and Paramount) releasing the picture in the UK to a poor $614,467 and $407,352 from Australia and Italy posted the highest gross at $1.1 million. The overseas total was only $7,535,130 and it was sent straight to video in Germany.