- Directed By: Heitor Dhalia
- Written By: Allison Burnett
- Release Date: February 24, 2012
- Domestic Distributor: Lionsgate/Summit
- Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Daniel Sunjata, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $19 million||Financed by: Lakeshore Entertainment; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment|
|Domestic Box Office: $11,682,205||Overseas Box Office: $6,417,984|
The budget for Gone was $19 million and Lakeshore Entertainment co-financed with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. 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. Brazilian director Heitor Dhalia basically disowned the movie saying he had no control over the production.
Dhalia has gone into detail with outlets in Brazil about how he had zero creative input on picture and all filming was micromanaged by producer Tom Rosenberg. Rosenberg apparently forbid all rehearsals when not filming and would mediate all direction given to the cast. Dhalia said he had no more say over any aspect of the production than any random crew member and the movie was for better or worse (in this case clearly worse) a producer’s film and not a director’s film. 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.