Triple 9

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  • Directed By: John Hillcoat
  • Written By: Matt Cook
  • Release Date: February 26, 2016
  • Domestic Distributor: Open Road
  • Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Kate Winslet

Box Office Info:
Budget: $20 million (estimated)Financed by: Worldview Entertainment; Anonymous Content; Sierra/Affinity; Surefire Entertainment Capital
Domestic Gross: $12,639,297Overseas Gross: $10,480,145

The budget for Triple 9 was just north of $20 million and it was financed by Worldview Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Sierra/Affinity and Surefire Entertainment Capital.  Sierra/Affinity handled international pre-sales to distributors and landed US distribution with Open Road (joint distribution between theater chains Regal and AMC) at the European Film Market in Berlin.  The embattled Worldview Entertainment has not backed any more films since a slate of pictures that began production in 2014, when billionaire Sarah Johnson sued the company for $70 million for fraudulently mismanaging her investment in the company.

Open Road originally scheduled Triple 9 for release on September 11, 2015 and then delayed the pic to March 4, 2016 and then shifted it to February 26, where it would open against the big budget fiasco Gods Of Egypt and the modestly budgeted Eddie The Eagle.  Despite the pedigree of the ensemble cast and director John Hillcoat, Triple 9 received mixed reviews and was tracking for a modest $10 million opening.  Open Road booked the pic in 2,205 theaters and it grossed a poor $6,109,085 — placing #5 for the weekend led by Deadpool in frame 3.  Audiences gave Triple 9 a poor C+ cinemascore and it sank 62.9% to $2,263,668 the following weekend and promptly lost most of its theater count.  It quickly vanished from theaters with only $12,639,297.

Triple 9 has been a bust overseas for the numerous distributors who acquired the title and it cumed a mere $10.4 million, with $2.4 million from the UK as the highest gross.  This somehow landed a China release and pulled in less than $1 million.

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