- Directed By: John Curran
- Written By: Angus MacLachlan
- Release Date: October 8, 2010
- Domestic Distributor: Overture (Relativity)
- Cast: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $22 million||Financed by: Mimran Schur Pictures; Millennium Films|
|Domestic Box Office: $1,810,078||Overseas Box Office: $7,669,640|
Stone was packaged by the agency William Morris, which handled the domestic sales rights and Nu Image handled international pre-sales, which kicked off at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The budget for Stone was $22 million. The newly launched Mimran Schur Pictures co-financed the picture and this was their first film. Millennium Films also financed.
Overture picked up US distribution rights in December 2009, which was owned by the cable giant Starz. Two months before Stone’s release on October 8, 2010, Starz sold off the short lived distributor after a series of box office misfires to Relativity Media — which handled the final three Overture releases: Stone, Let Me In and Jack Goes Boating.
Relativity opened Stone a week after Let Me In flopped and they put little marketing effort into the picture. Stone landed mixed reviews and was booked into 6 theaters where it pulled in $75,766 with a so-so $12,628 per screen average. The film expanded to 41 theaters in its second weekend to $229,959 with a modest $5,609 per screen average and the film’s widest release was in only 125 locations. The domestic run pulled in only $1,810,078.
The Robert De Niro and Edward Norton led movie grossed $7.6 million across numerous distributors overseas and it was dumped straight to video in major markets UK, Germany and Italy.