Getaway

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  • Directed By: Courtney Solomon
  • Written By: Sean Finegan, Gregg Maxwell Parker
  • Release Date: August 30, 2013
  • Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight

Box Office Info:
Budget: $18 millionFinanced by: Dark Castle
Domestic Box Office: $10,501,938Overseas Box Office: $1,304,494


The budget for Getaway was a modest $18 million, which was financed by Joel Silver’s Dark Castle and WB handled distribution as per the companies long standing arrangement.   In April 2012, Warner Bros announced they were ending a 25 year relationship with Joel Silver and were finalizing a payout in return for most of his library (not including Dark Castle films).  The final baggage from Dark Castle that Warner Bros had to deal with in 2013 with was the long delayed The Factory, which they dumped straight to video, then the delayed Stallone flop Bullet To The Head and the last picture was the dud Getaway.

This Courtney Solomon (Dungeons & Dragons) directed flop, was released over the slow Labor Day weekend and bowed against One Direction: This is Us, the semi-wide releases of Instructions Not Included and Closed CircuitGetaway was booked into 2,130 theaters and received rock bottom reviews.  Tracking was pointing to a dismal $6 – $7 million opening, but it was dead on arrival with $4,503,892.  Audiences gave Getaway a toxic C+ cinemascore and it fell 51.3% in its second weekend to $2,191,484 and sank 68.6% in its third weekend to $688,132 and promptly lost most of its theater count.  It was pulled from release after only five weeks with just $10,501,938.  Warner Bros would see back about $5.7 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover even 1/4 of the P&A expenses.

Warner Bros released the film theatrically in only half a dozen countries where Getaway made $1.3 million and sent it straight to video in most major markets.

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