- Directed By: Simon West
- Written By: David Guggenheim
- Release Date: September 14, 2012
- Domestic Distributor: Millennium
- Cast: Nicolas Cage, Josh Lucas, Danny Huston
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $30.9 million||Financed by: Nu Image/Millennium|
|Domestic Box Office: $304,318||Overseas Box Office: $17,111,100|
Stolen was financed by Nu Image/Millennium with a gross budget of $41,588,261 and after a large Louisiana tax credit, the net budget was $30.9 million. Nu Image/Millennium pre-sold Stolen to overseas distributors, which would cover a good portion of the budget. Millennium had been Nicolas Cage’s best employer for years, as they handed him many starring vehicles, all of which were money losers. Their working relationship began with the so bad its good The Wicker Man (2006), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), Drive Angry (2011) and Trespass (2011).
With Cage’s stock as a bankable star diminishing with each consecutive paycheck film, 2011’s Trespass began a new era of Cage films being opened in a handful of theaters and simultaneously on VOD. Stolen continued that downward trend for the actor. Stolen was also released just a few months after another interchangeable Cage movie Seeking Justice came and went.
After shopping the picture to domestic distributors, who all passed, Millennium handled the release and dumped the film in just 141 US theaters — where it opened with a terrible $183,125. Stolen declined a huge 81.3% in its second weekend and was promptly pulled out of theaters with only $304,318.
During its international release, Stolen pulled in $17.1 million across numerous distributors, with $6.9 million of that number coming from China. Lionsgate took UK rights and Stolen posted a poor $490,395. German distributor Splendid bought the picture during pre-sales from Millennium/Nu Image only to send it straight to video. The pic went straight to video in Italy.