Everyone's Hero

Budget: $35 million (estimated)Financed by: IDT Entertainment
Domestic Gross: $14,523,101Domestic Distributor: IDT Entertainment (through FOX)
Overseas Gross: $2,104,087
Directed by: Christopher Reeve
& Colin Brady & Daniel St. Pierre
Starring:
Forest Whitaker
(voice)
Produced by: Janet Healy

everyone's hero box officeEveryone’s Hero was financed by IDT Entertainment with a mid $30 million budget.  Colin Brady and Daniel St. Pierre were brought on as co-directors after Christopher Reeve passed away without completing the project.  IDT sold 25 territories at the American Film Market in 2005, which would help limit their exposure to the budget.  IDT used FOX as a rent-a-distributor for release in the US and Everyone’s Hero opened in 2,896 theaters and pulled in a weak $6,061,762 — placing #3 for the weekend led by Gridiron Gang and The Black Dahlia.  The animated film saw a small 22.6% decline in its second weekend to $4,690,466 but sank 74.8% to $1,182,556 in its third weekend when the animated Open Season was released.  Everyone’s Hero closed its run with $14,523,101 leaving IDT with about $7.9 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, far less than their P&A spend and leaving the budget at a loss, plus a fee for releasing through Fox.  The baseball theme would not find much appeal outside of the US and the film was released in a few small markets overseas to $2.1 million across multiple distributors and went straight to video in most countries.  Domestic home video sales were only $9.8 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).

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