Nomad: The Warrior
- Directed By: Sergei Bodrov (credited) | Ivan Passer (fired)
- Written By: Rustam Ibragimbekov
- Release Date: March 16, 2007
- Domestic Distributor: The Weinstein Company
- Cast: Kuno Becker, Zhansaya Saparkhanova, Jay Hernandez
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $40 million||Financed by: Kazakh Film|
|Domestic Gross: $79,123||Overseas Gross: $3,009,562|
Nomad: The Warrior was originally 80% financed by the Kazakhstan government under the Kazakh Film label for $25 million. The production underwent many logistical challenges, weather related mishaps and the original director was replaced and the film’s costs skyrocketed to $40 million — making Nomad: The Warrior the most expensive Kazakhstan movie ever made.
Wild Bunch acquired international rights and sold the poorly received film off to distributors, who mostly dumped Nomad: The Warrior straight to video. The film was released theatrically in a handful of countries and grossed a total of $3 million overseas and $2.3 million of that was from Russia in 2006.
The Weinstein Company picked the film up for US distribution and opened the picture in 30 locations on March 16, 2007 one week after 300 opened and it was stillborn with $14,250 and a terrible $475 per screen average. Nomad made all of $94 in its second weekend. The Weinstein Company expanded Nomad: The Warrior in its third weekend to 60 theaters and saw back $17,385 with a poor $289 per screen average and it quietly left theaters with just $79,123.