- [Total: 3 Average: 3]
- Directed By: Oliver Hirschbiegel
- Written By: David Kajganich, Jack Finney
- Release Date: August 17, 2007
- Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
- Cast: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $65 million||Financed by: Warner Bros; Village Roadshow|
|Domestic Box Office: $15,074,191||Overseas Box Office: $25,096,367|
The Invasion was co-financed by Warner Bros and Village Roadshow for what was originally a $55 million budget, but extensive reshoots pushed the costs to $65 million. The Invasion completed filming in December 2005 with a summer 2006 release planned, but after director Oliver Hirschbiegel delivered his cut, Warner Bros and producer Joel Silver had the movie reworked. Hirschbiegel was removed and the Wachowskis came onboard to do rewrites and V For Vendetta director James McTeigue was hired to direct the reshoots. 17 days were allotted for the reshoots.
After the movie was piecemealed together with the new footage, most of which were bland action sequences, Warner Bros dated the pic for the slow end of summer frame on August 17, 2007. The Invasion was tracking very poorly and reviews were mixed leaning negative. It bowed against Superbad and another delayed turkey The Last Legion. The Invasion was dead on arrival with $5,951,409 — placing #5 for the weekend led by Superbad. Audiences gave the movie a toxic C cinemascore and it declined 48% in its second frame to $3,093,428 and then sank 62.3% to $1,166,052 in its third session. The domestic run closed with only $15,074,191.
Australia based Village Roadshow dumped the film in their home country into 41 theaters with a mere $23,632 gross. Warner Bros distributed overseas in most markets to a terrible $25M cume. The worldwide gross was $40.1M and WB would see returned about $22M after theaters take their percentage of the gross — which would not cover global P&A expenses and the theatrical receipts would not dent the budget.