- Directed By: Roger Kumble
- Written By: Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert
- Release Date: April 30, 2010
- Domestic Distributor: Summit
- Cast: Brendan Fraser, Ricky Garcia, Eugene Cordero, Brooke Shields
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $35 million||Financed by: Summit; Participant Media; Imagenation|
|Domestic Gross: $17,630,465||Overseas Gross: $18,606,245|
In June 2004, New Line purchased the Furry Vengeance spec script from Mike Carnes and Josh Gilbert for $750,000. One month later the studio attached Steve Carell as the lead, but the project never materialized. In early 2009 the project began to move forward with $35 million in financing from Summit Entertainment and Participant Media and Imagenation also provided some capital to Participant. Summit handled international pre-sales to distributors, which sold well and limited the investor’s exposure to this stinker.
2010 was a rough year for star Brendan Fraser, which saw his film Extraordinary Measures flop three months prior and his Broadway debut Elling had one of the worst runs ever and closed after 9 performances. After Furry Vengeance did awful box office business, Brendan Fraser has not toplined another studio picture.
Summit distributed Furry Vengeance in the US where it bowed against the remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street. Reviews were miserable and tracking was pointing to a troubling $8M – $10M opening. It tanked with $6,627,564 — placing #5 for the frame led by A Nightmare On Elm Street. Furry Vengeance declined a modest 32.4% in its second frame to $4,478,107 and then dropped 49.9% in its third weekend to $2,242,106 and closed its run with $17,630,465. Summit would see returned about $9.6 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross — leaving much of the P&A expenses in the red.
The offshore run saw terrible numbers, totaling $18.6 million across numerous distributors.