Unfinished Business

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  • Directed By: Ken Scott
  • Written By: Steve Conrad
  • Release Date: March 6, 2015
  • Domestic Distributor: FOX
  • Cast: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller

Box Office Info:
Budget: $35 millionFinanced by: New Regency
Domestic Gross: $10,219,501Overseas Gross: $4,211,752

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The budget for Unfinished Business was $35 million, which New Regency fully financed and the Vince Vaughn vehicle posted the worst opening of the actor’s career, which had been in free-fall after flops The Internship, Delivery Man (also directed by Ken Scott), The Watch and The Dilemma.  Unfinished Business marked the final studio movie toplined by Vince Vaughn.

FOX distributed Unfinished Business in the US and in most overseas markets and invested in a pricey domestic P&A spend, with $17.7M in national TV spots (as per iSpotTV), plus millions more in print, online, radio, poster, etc. — with P&A costs at least $35 million.  The picture was dated for March 6, 2015.

Unfinished Business was tracking softly for a mid single digit weekend and bowed against Chappie and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  Reviews were awful and it came in below its low expectations with a terrible $4,772,613 in 2,777 theaters — where it placed #10 for one of the slowest weekends of the year, which was led by Chappie.  Unfinished Business declined 51.5% in its second weekend to $2,315,953 and promptly lost most of its theater count.  The domestic run closed with only $10,219,501.

The reported overseas cume was just $4,211,752.  The worldwide total came to $14.4M and FOX would see returned about $7.9M after theaters take their percentage of the gross — barely denting their global P&A expenses and the theatrical receipts would leave the budget at a loss.

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