|Budget: $19 million||Financed by: Lakeshore Entertainment; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment|
|Domestic Gross: $11,682,205||Domestic Distributor: Lionsgate/Summit|
|Overseas Gross: $6,417,984||
Directed by: Heitor Dhalia
Produced by: Sidney Kimmel
Lakeshore Entertainment co-financed Gone with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment for $19 million. Sierra/Affinity pre-sold the title, which kicked off at the 2011 European Film Market in Berlin. Summit picked up domestic rights for a cheap $2 million. Director Heitor Dhalia basically disowned the film saying he had no control over the production. Gone would also mark the last time a studio movie would be packaged around actress Amanda Seyfried’s name.
Summit dated Gone for February 24 and in mid January Lionsgate purchased Summit and it was too late to change the release date, as Lionsgate had Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds also opening. Act Of Valor and Wanderlust also bowed. Gone had little buzz, was tracking for a mid single digit opening and Lionsgate did not screen this turkey for critics. It was dead on arrival with $4,770,360 — placing #9 for the weekend led by Act Of Valor. Audiences gave the film a poor C+ cinemascore, but it managed a modest second weekend decline of 37.1% to $3,001,862 but crashed 70.2% in its third frame to $895,788 and then promptly lost most of its theater count. The domestic run closed with only $11,682,205. Lionsgate would see returned about $6.5 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, leaving most the marketing spend in the red.
Overseas, Gone tanked in every market, pulling in $6.4 million across numerous distributors. The film went straight to video in Italy.