- [Total: 6 Average: 2.3]
- Directed By: Harold Ramis
- Written By: Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg
- Release Date: June 19, 2009
- Domestic Distributor: Sony
- Cast: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $60 million||Financed by: Sony|
|Domestic Gross: $43,337,279||Overseas Gross: $19,020,621|
Sony financed Year One for $60 million and this lame studio comedy is only notable for sadly being director Harold Ramis’ final film before his death in 2014. Sony dated Year One for June 19, 2009 and it was positioned for younger male auds against opener The Proposal, courting femme auds.
This critically reviled pic opened into a market saturated with comedy fare already in release — The Hangover, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and the flops Land Of The Lost and Imagine That. Year One opened in line with projections with a decent start at $19,610,304 — placing #4 for the weekend led by The Proposal. Year One fell a huge 69.3% in its second weekend to $6,022,444 and continued to post large weekly declines and closed its domestic run with a weak $43,337,279.
Overseas numbers were a poor $19M for a worldwide total of $62.3M. Sony would see returned about $34.2M after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which leaves much of the global P&A expenses in the red and the budget untouched by the theatrical receipts.