All Good Things

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  • Directed By: Andrew Jarecki
  • Written By: Marcus Hinchey, Marc Smerling
  • Release Date: December 3, 2010
  • Domestic Distributor: Magnolia
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella

Box Office Info:
Budget: $20 million Financed by: Groundswell Prods.
Domestic Box Office: $582,024 Overseas Box Office: $1,109,854

All Good Things was financed for $20 million by Groundswell Prods.  The Weinstein Company purchased international rights in a deal pegged between $6 – $8 million, which they would sell off to distributors.  TWC began pre-selling All Good Things at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, with Weinstein handling domestic distribution.

After a planned fall 2009 release, The Weinstein Co pushed All Good Things back and then shifted the release date numerous times for a 2010 release.  Apparently director Andrew Jarecki (founder of Moviefone) and the Weinstein Co disagreed on a release strategy and after the numerous delays, Jarecki purchased the domestic rights back to shop to another distributor.  The terms of that deal with TWC were not disclosed, but estimated at a value of a few million.  Weinstein Co. kept the international rights and cable.

The film ended up in the hands of Magnolia films, which is owned by billionaire Mark Cuban, who also owns the Landmark Cinema theater chain and oddly enough Magnolia pushes a VOD release for most of their films and not a strong release through their theaters.  All Good Things received mixed notices from critics and had its widest release in just 35 theaters and made only $582,024 at the US box office.

Overseas distributors spent little on releasing the picture and it opened briefly in a few territories to $1.1 million and went straight to video in most major markets.  In the US, the film did fare better on VOD, bringing in about $6 million.  Groundswell Prods changed their business model after All Good Things to smaller budgets and more commercial fare.

Andrew Jarecki’s continued on with the story of Robert Durst for his documentary mini-series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015), which received far more attention than All Good Things and contributed to the arrest of Durst.

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  1. Without All Good Things, there would be no The Jinx, which would have been a shame. Groundswell doesn’t appear to have improved their track record much, with Birth of the Dragon tanking two years back.

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