- [Total: 3 Average: 2]
- Directed By: David Gordon Green
- Written By: Danny McBride, Ben Best
- Release Date: April 8, 2011
- Domestic Distributor: Universal
- Cast: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Justin Theroux
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $50 million||Financed by: Universal|
|Domestic Gross: $21,596,445||Overseas Gross: $6,417,288|
Director David Gordon Green’s decade plus long passion project Your Highness was fully financed by Universal for $50 million after tax breaks. It would mark the final released greenlit film under the previous reign of ex-chairman Marc Shmuger. Your Highness was expected to be released in the fall of 2010, but was dated for April 8, 2011.
Your Highness was brutalized by critics and was only tracking positively with young male auds. It bowed against another silly comedy Arthur, which cannibalized each other’s audience and Hanna and Soul Surfer also opened. Your Highness disappointed with just $9,360,020 — placing #6 for the weekend led by the animated Hop. Audiences gave the pic a poor C+ cinemascore and Your Highness sank 57.1% to $4,019,710 in its second frame and fell 57.5% to $1,706,590 in its third session. The domestic run closed after 6 weeks with $21,596,445.
Universal dumped Your Highness overseas, where it pulled in just $6.4 million and went straight to video in most key markets. The worldwide cume was $24.8M and Universal would see returned about $13.6M after theaters take their percentage of the gross — which would leave much of their P&A expenses in the red and the budget at a loss.