Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

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  • Directed By: Mike Disa
  • Written By: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech, Mike Disa
  • Release Date: April 29, 2011
  • Domestic Distributor: Kanbar (through The Weinstein Company)
  • Cast: Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton

Box Office Info:
Budget: $30 million Financed by: Kanbar; The Weinstein Company
Domestic Gross: $10,143,779 Overseas Gross: $13,209,332

Hoodwinked too
After the modest success of Hoodwinked (2005), Kanbar was set to fully finance this sequel themselves, when The Weinstein Company requested that they board as investor.  The budget for Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil was $30 million and The Weinstein Company stopped contributing payments part way through the production, leading to a lawsuit that tied the film up for two years after completion.

Part of the lawsuit also stemmed from TWC missing the agreed upon release date in January 2010 and never bothering to even cut a trailer or give the picture any marketing.  Inexplicably, TWC went ahead at that time with a planned tie-in with Burger King, despite there not being a movie to actually promote.

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil was eventually released by Kanbar, who paid for the P&A, which cost $36 million and they used The Weinstein Company’s distribution arm.  The toon was dated for April 29, 2011 and bowed against Fast Five and Prom.  Reviews were absolutely atrocious and it would compete for auds against Rio in its third frame.

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil was dead on arrival with $4,108,630 mostly coming from price gouging 3D showings — placing #6 for the weekend led by Fast Five.  Hoodwinked Too! declined 50.3% to $2,042,603 in its second session and quietly closed its US run with just $10,143,779.  After theaters take their percentage of the gross, Kanbar saw back about $5.5 million, plus a fee to The Weinstein Company.

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil pulled in just $13 million overseas, posting major red ink for Kanbar, who probably saw nothing back from the overseas gross when distributors either lost money on the title or broke even at best, when it went straight to video in some markets.  Kanbar has not put another movie into production.  On April 30, 2018 Kanbar filed another lawsuit against the Weinstein Co., which was being dissolved through bankruptcy.  Kanbar claimed they had the legal right to audit The Weinstein Co. for Hoodwinked Too revenue, but were blocked and owed $3,024,998.

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