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Robert Pattinson 'Remember Me' Worldwide Gross Update

Robert Pattinson, Tate Ellington Remember Me
Tate Ellington, Robert Pattinson Remember Me

Robert Pattinson's Remember Me grossed only $483K at 906 theaters in North America this Easter Weekend. Average per screen: a very low $533. After losing more than 1,000 venues, the romantic drama lost 75 percent of its revenues from a week ago; that's a very sharp drop. Total to date: $18.2 million.

About ten days ago or so, it seemed that Remember Me might be able to reach $20-22 million at the U.S. and Canada box office. Now I find it unlikely that Pattinson's film will even get to $20 million before it ends its run, as it'll probably be shedding hundreds more theaters next weekend. It may cume at $19 million. We'll see.

At least Remember Me is doing better overseas, undoubtedly because of Robert Pattinson's box office appeal. It's no major blockbuster, mind you, but foreign box office revenues have already nearly surpassed those in North America.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this weekend Remember Me grossed $4.7 million – nearly ten times what it did in the U.S. and Canada – at 2,485 screens in 33 markets. The per-screen average isn't great: only $1,891, but that's a mix of both new and old territories – e.g., Remember Me opened in the UK this weekend; but it has been out in Brazil, Sweden, and Australia and other countries for about three weeks.

Overseas total to date: $17.2 million. A week ago, the international box office total hovered around $10.5 million. Worldwide total to date: $35.4 million.

Remember Me has yet to open in several major and mid-size markets including China, Japan, France, Denmark, Turkey, South Korea, and Argentina.

Directed by Allen Coulter from a screenplay by first-timer Will Fetters, Remember Me stars Robert Pattinson as a young rebel at odds with his wealthy father (Pierce Brosnan). Emilie de Ravin plays Pattinson's romantic interest. Also in the cast: Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Ruby Jerins, and Tate Ellington.

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Emilie de Ravin and Robert Pattinson in Remember Me

Robert Pattinson's romantic drama Remember Me has taken in approximately $10.5 million at the international box office up to March 28 '10, according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. (Australia and Bulgaria, March 21.)

After being greeted by mixed-to-negative reviews, Remember Me has earned a total of $17.7 million in the United States/Canada up to April 1. Its worldwide cume currently stands at about $28.2 million – actually more than that; as stated above, international figures are one week behind.

To date, Remember Me's top international markets have been Russia* with $3.159 million, Brazil with $1.476 million, Italy with $1.043 million, Australia with $916,000 (March 21), and Germany with $843,000. Apparently, Robert Pattinson has a large following in those countries.

Next in line are Greece (423,000), Sweden ($405,000), Poland ($333,000), Mexico ($270,000), Portugal ($229,000), and New Zealand/Fiji ($216,000).

Remember Me, which was executive produced by Pattinson, officially cost $16 million. Summit Entertainment should get about half of the film's worldwide gross (if $28.3 million, that would mean approximately $14 million or so for the studio; the box office split, however, can vary depending on the film and the territories where it has played).

As I've said in previous posts, even after including advertising and distribution costs, Remember Me will most likely end up in the black after worldwide box office rentals and ancillary revenues are added up.

In fact, this latest Robert Pattinson vehicle is already close to covering its production costs at the global box office even though it's just now opening in major markets such as the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and Spain.

Remember Me has yet to open in Japan, China, France, South Korea, Denmark, Turkey, and Argentina and many other large and mid-size territories.

Directed by Allen Coulter from a screenplay by Will Fetters, Remember Me stars Robert Pattinson as a young rebel at odds with his father (Pierce Brosnan). Emilie de Ravin plays Pattinson's romantic interest. Also in the cast: Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Ruby Jerins, and Tate Ellington.

* Actually, the Commonwealth of Independent States, which includes Russia and most of the old Soviet Union republics.

Photo: Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin in Remember Me (Myles Aronowitz / Summit Entertainment)

'Remember Me' DVD

Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin Remember Me

Robert Pattinson's Remember Me will be released on DVD on June 22 – eight days before The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens in theaters.

For now, I wasn't able to find any details regarding extras. Here's hoping that deleted scenes, outtakes, and a good commentary featuring Pattinson, director Allen Coulter, and first-time screenwriter Will Fetters will be included in the Summit Entertainment release.

It'd be good to hear what they have to say about the making of the film, especially what they feel about the critical reaction to the controversial ending.

Remember Me, a romantic drama co-starring Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, and Pierce Brosnan, was released in the US on March 12 to wildly mixed reviews. To date, the film has grossed $17.7 million domestically (that includes Canada) and about $10.5 million at the international box office up to March 28.

Pattinson is currently shooting Bel Ami in Europe. According to reports, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (which may or may not be two movies) will start shooting in the fall.

Also in the Remember Me cast are Academy Award winner Chris Cooper, Academy Award nominee Lena Olin, Tate Ellington, and Ruby Jerins.

Photo: Remember Me (Myles Aronowitz / Summit Entertainment)

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  1. Natalie

    IT was AMAZING OMG ROB PATTISON IS AMAZING like i cant describe, i felt rly related with this movie, *history* and yeahhh WE WANT MORE OF ROBERT PATTISON!! fuck twilight he sould do more of these kinds of moviess!!

  2. mh

    >>>>>>>>>>>Hi Michelle, I've been following the comments since the beginning… I have a hunch that this isn't anymore about the box-office numbers of Remember Me. And that it's much more about feelings of love or hate for this film (which I loved) and his lead…

    I totally agree. Especially feelings of hate/love for Robert Pattinson. Had Matt Damon or Tobey Maguire or some other young actor starred in “Remember Me,” reactions would have been very different.

    Particularly from those who *wanted* the movie to flop and insist on seeing it that way.

  3. Kim

    Hi Michelle, I've been following the comments since the beginning… I have a hunch that this isn't anymore about the box-office numbers of Remember Me. And that it's much more about feelings of love or hate for this film (which I loved) and his lead… it's rather amazing how this little film seems to generate tons of comments in its wake. Whether they love it or hate it, people talk about it, on all the threads I've seen. Good for it. I think it's better than if no one talked at all about it. I think you are right though, a lot of it is due to Rob Pattionson'a presence in the fim. I doubt RM would have stirred so much reaction if the lead actor had been someone less known. A discussion about BO numbers should be rather objective, it's all about numbers after all, but RM turns it into a heated debate which extends far beyond numbers. This is very strange… Thanks for your excellent blog anyway!

  4. mh

    >>>>>>>>>>>It still has to make enough to cover its promotion budget, which means it needs to maje 45 mil.

    Do you know how much the marketing/distribution budget was? How did you come up with the $45 million figure?

    Actually, it could be that you're right. In fact, I wouldn't doubt it. But **no one** here has said that “Remember Me” is already in the black. Though I do predict it'll get there, after foreign/ancillary revenues are tallied.

    That's how it works with the vast majority of Hollywood productions. If studios relied only on the box-office take of their films in North America, Hollywood would have gone bankrupt a long, long LONG time ago.

    As of last weekend, “Remember Me” had earned $35 million worldwide, with more major markets to come. It'll possibly surpass $45 million worldwide (though, of course, there are marketing/distribution costs to be added for the international market — I don't know how Summit's contracts were drawn up for each international territory in terms of cost/revenue splitting; usually, studios — at least the major ones — keep about 40% of international grosses).

    And then there are DVDs and other ancillary sources of income (cable, network TV, pay-per-view, etc) worldwide.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>Before you say it will make that in DVD's you have to consider the cost of makibg the DVD's and promoting it.

    Do you actually believe studios spend nearly as much promoting and making DVDs (or cable/pay-per-view/network showings) as they do producing and promoting a movie?

    Drop your anti-Robert Pattinson prejudice for a second, keep your cool, and use your head a bit.

    >>>>>It looks like you need to do your homework before attacking someone who is only reporting the truth.

    If there's someone here who needs to do her homework, it isn't me.

    Have you looked at the other movies being made and how much they've grossed at the North American box office? Have you taken a good look at how much they cost?

    The vast majority of them don't recover their production/marketing costs at US/Canada movie theaters.

    “Remember Me” is no exception.

    But a true flop, a movie that'll likely never be able to recover its costs (production or marketing or both), is something like “Green Zone” or “Nine” or (quite likely) “Repo Men.”

    Not “Remember Me.”

  5. Lisa

    A studio only makes 55% of the gross. So, the movie has to make 45 million to break even no profit just even! Box Office Mojo explains it well!

  6. Nina

    It still has to make enough to cover its promotion budget, which means it needs to maje 45 mil. Before you say it will make that in DVD's you have to consider the cost of makibg the DVD's and promoting it. It looks like you need to do your homework before attacking someone who is only reporting the truth.

  7. ana

    I really love Remember me movie. I know is good and Robert knows it. Otherwise he would not do it so I am happy.

    Numbers are just numbers, I would be dissapointed if movie was bad and Boxx office was big.

  8. jen

    Remember Me is a Top Ten movie. Why all the bashing by the so called experts??? The story,the acting,the cast was incredible. People that have actually seen the movie are raving about it. I went to Remember Me without knowing who Robert Pattinson was.His talent is over the top…way over the top. The numbers aren't in on the box office yet. By the looks of things its far from a failure.

  9. Belle

    I can't comment on the level of marketing given to Remember Me in the USA, not being a citizen but I can say that it was not given much marketing in Australia. I am a regular at the movies and did not see it preview in the weeks leading up to its release, nor was there much print media coverage. I think it would have done better had it had a better marketing campaign. Everyone I spoke to about Remember Me came away impressed and a little surprised at its depth. I found myself thinking about it long after I had seen it and it will definitely be added to my DVD collection. I think it will do very well in the DVD market.

  10. mh

    >>>>>>>>>>>This used to be my favorite blog but lately the articles have been weak.

    Sorry to hear you feel that way. But please feel free to contact our editor to suggest articles you'd like to find at Alt Film Guide. Contact info can be found at the top of each page.

    >>>>>>>>Some of the posters need to look up 'indie'. … To be truly indie you need a budge of less than ten mil, not to ever open on more than 500 screens, and have less than three mil in marketing. From what i understand (honestly don't really care) this movie had none of that. I just wanted to define what indie means.

    Well, “indie” definitions vary widely.

    Please check this out

    http://www.altfg.com/blog/movies-431/robert-pattinson-remember-me-indie-or-not/

    It was inspired by your comment.

  11. Brian

    This used to be my favorite blog but lately the articles have been weak. Some of the posters need to look up 'indie'. Me and my best friend make true indies and it's hard getting them released. To be truly indie you need a budge of less than ten mil, not to ever open on more than 500 screens, and have less than three mil in marketing. From what i understand (honestly don't really care) this movie had none of that. I just wanted to define what indie means.

  12. Susan

    It flopped and flopped and flopped. Bad writing, bad acting, bad screenplay. Now sparkle boy can go back to Harry Pottie. Oh wait… At least America has Sam Worthington, the best import of the New Millennium.

  13. Kim

    Thanks you so much mh for the comments. It puts everything back in a clear, rational perspective. BO numbers do not lie, but it's so annoying to see how some people have a knack of twisting them to have their way when they've decided to bash something. There are no “probable” numbers, there's facts which have to be checked. Some commenters tend to forget that yes, others too can add up, and that yes, others also know much better than them how the biz works. Thanks for our great post anyway! :))

  14. MR

    I am amazed that Remember me has done better over seas than in USA/Canada. It does reflect taste in movies. I guess a serious thought provoking movie reflecting USA's tragic 9/11 and a beautiful love story done tastefully, does not appeal to Americans on the whole. It shows how shallow most people's taste is here……probably wanting more sex, violence, and powerful cinematic effects, and now 3D.

  15. erie

    Thanks mh for the numbers and arguments. They sound good.

  16. mh

    >>>>>>>>>>>>Clearly the author doesn't know how the biz works.

    Do you? If the honchos at Sony, Universal, Paramount, or Disney or [fill in the blank with the name of your favorite studio] said they did, they'd be lying.

    Else, a marketing-savvy guy like Harvey Weinstein wouldn't have gambled on a dismal flop — and that *was* a dismal flop — such as “Nine.” Universal wouldn't have touched “Green Zone” or “Repo Men.” Disney wouldn't have suffered a steep financial downturn even before the economic crisis began.

    >>>>>>At least $14 million was spent on marketing, probably more.

    I haven't seen those figures. Have you?

    >>>>>>Summit Entertainment probably sold international rights for between $8 million.

    When international rights are sold, studios/producers get a percentage of the grosses back. Usually 40%, but it all depends on the contract. Just because the rights have been sold, that doesn't mean the movie won't bring the producers a dime from overseas. Much to the contrary.

    And where did you find that $8 million figure?

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>That means that they have made around $26 million. They still need at least $4 million to be okay.

    Have you heard of something called “ancillary markets”? That's where most movies earn back their costs. Or would you call “The Bounty Hunter” a “dismal flop” as well.

    Most movies don't recover their cost at the US/Canada box office. Even “Avatar” would have been a disappointment if it truly cost (only) $200 million (or so says Fox) plus another $200 million on advertising and distribution fees.

    James Cameron's movie would need about $800 million in the US to break even. (Exhibitors keep about 50% of the box office grosses.)

    North American box office usually accounts for about 25% of a movie's revenues for the studios. That's why movies still get made. Studios rely on foreign markets and ancillary markets, both domestic and foreign, for their profits.

    >>>>>>The movie was a disappointment. It undoubtedly flopped despite being in almost every theater and having a supposedly big name star. An $8 million dollar domestic opening for a story set in New York is not good at all.

    “Disappointment,” yes. “Undoubtedly flopped,” definitely not. “Green Zone” flopped. “Repo Men” flopped.

    And I'm not sure where or how you came up with the idea that a movie set in New York City has to open BIG. Especially one that has a terrorist attack as its dramatic climax.

    “Remember Me” is an indie — and a daring one at that — distributed as if it were a major studio flick because of the “Twilight” movies. The studio expected between $8-10 million on opening weekend. The “twist” ending had been revealed long before the movie opened. The hero dies. Reviews were mixed-to-negative.

    “Remember Me” survived some pretty tough odds. Most other movies would have sunk without a trace.

  17. mh

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>Remember me IS an indie film…not in terms of plot, but by definition. Summit was not banking on his name when he signed on….as Twilight was not even out in theaters yet.

    I added the qualififer “in terms of plot” because I'm quite sure Summit spent much more on marketing and distribution than what's spent on most indie films. Because by the time “Remember Me” opened, Robert Pattinson had become a household name.

    But yes, “Remember Me” *is* an indie for all purposes. Even if it opened at 2,000+ theaters. It's not a “studio film.” Certainly not a high-concept film. Or an “audience friendly” film.

  18. JohnK.

    Clearly the author doesn't know how the biz works. The movie cost $16 million to produce. At least $14 million was spent on marketing, probably more. We're at at least $28 million for those of you that can't add. Summit Entertainment probably sold international rights for between $8 million. That means that they have made around $26 million. They still need at least $4 million to be okay. The movie was a disappointment. It undoubtedly flopped despite being in almost every theater and having a supposedly big name star. An $8 million dollar domestic opening for a story set in New York is not good at all.

  19. Jayne

    Remember me IS an indie film…not in terms of plot, but by definition. Summit was not banking on his name when he signed on….as Twilight was not even out in theaters yet.

  20. renate

    It could rake in 60Mill and some would say it bombed!!! It was an Indie Movie with 16Mill Production Cost..get real ..It did very good.

  21. Kim

    One of the commenters here should first check the numbers and learn how BO really works before saying something is a “dismal failure”. Check Green Zone: 100 $M budget, total domestic gross 33 $M; Repo Men: budget 32 $M, domestic gross 13$M and already down 82%… now those are dismal failures. Please do your research before you bash something. RM was originally slated by Summit for a worldwide final gross of 25-30 $M. So it's doing quite well. The foreign numbers haven't all rolled in yet and some which have are only updated till 03/28. Plus RM has not opened yet in several countries. It is clear that it will not blow the BO away but then it was never meant to be.

  22. getreal

    All the R-Patz haters can't wait to exclaim his demise. They're salivating cause Remember Me didn't break the US box office. Really! Were you really expecting this film to to make Twilight Money? SERIOUSLY. On opening weekend the experts only projected it to make 10 mil and it made 8mil. No matter how much you try to make RM sound like a 200 million dollar budget Blockbuster that fail, IT'S STILL A 16 MIL DARK INDIE DRAMA. NOT A TYPICAL AMERICAN FEEL GOOD MOVIE. This film requires its audience to think. Somthing Americans are NOT too big on.

  23. mh

    For a $40 or $50 or $60 million studio film, “Remember Me” would have been a failure — perhaps even a “dismal” one.

    For a $16 million film not distributed by one of the majors and starring an up-and-coming, unproven young actor, $35 million worldwide — and counting — isn't bad at all.

    One must also remember that “Remember Me” amounts to an “indie” production in terms of plot, even though it opened at more than 2,000 theaters in the US as Summit was banking on Robert Pattinson's name.

    After all, “Remember Me” is no “feel good” movie. For the type of film it is, it's no flop. And certainly not a dismal one.

  24. Dee

    it's a dismal failure when one considers a decent average film opens with $21 million….of course a movie will pick up sales if you flood it in every country …but $35 million after a worldwide bo intake is laughable.

  25. alice cullen

    I love this movie, it's real shame that summit screwed up, having those god damn awful critic reviews putting the knife in,and having to go head to gead with blockbusters, it really didn't have much of a chance,so many will be kicking them selfs not seeing it, i'll definitly will be getting my own copy

  26. erie

    Thank you very much for this good news. The gross of Remember Me almost doubles the movie's cost. I am sure Remember Me's number will be in black no mater now much they spent in marketing. I didn't see much marking here in Canada. The movie theatre I went to watch this movie is the bigest one in my city and they didn't even put out the post of Remember Me.
    Apparently, people oversea have better taste that people in US/Canada. When can you get the number from Britain?

  27. nikki

    Finally saw a pre-screening of Remember me here in Europe yesterday. I love movies about ordinary people and their ordinary lives but they've become so rare these days. Remember me is such a movie and it stole my heart. My 16-year old daughter was very touched by the story and she keeps thinking about it, which is good. We talked a lot about the themes of the film and she told me she understands now better the impact of the events and the emotions about it then when se saw films about it in school. So when a movie helps young people to realise important things in life and provokes interesting conversations between parents and children,how can this be a bad movie? Maybe the critics could have warned their audience for the ending but bashing this film was a big mistake. I'm glad I never listen to them because most of them have very big egos. Oh and, btw, the acting was really good in my opinion. Robert Pattinson is an extremely talented actor, I'm curious for his further projects. Sorry, English isn't my native language.

  28. kez cullen

    i agree about summit and their marketing strategy…(but summit seem not to know their demographic even for the twilight movies- its not little girls, or teenage boys. its grown women in love with the romance….which is why new moon was not as good as twilight…but i digress!)
    'remember me' doesn't fit into an obvious category or a particular genre- but it is a highly competent piece of movie making and as someone else commented, will sit well on my dvd rack for many years to come.

  29. ana

    I agree with you marketing suck for this movie.

    I am from Europe and I have seen movie, I am so happy Robert did this movie and everbody thought by the trailer ”It's another stupid amrican teen movie” including me. I admit I was wrong, I love Remeber me!

  30. Diane

    I agree with the previous comment, Summit relly did screw up the marketing with this movie. What with all the leaks of the script all over the internet and then the Eclipse trailer being put out the day before the movie opened, it was one disaster after another - you are right they should all be fired. Despite all this and the relentless and unfounded negativity from the critics, Remember Me has done really well - because it is a great movie and Rob is fantastic in it. Box Office Mojo reports over 70% viewers rated it a grade A, pretty darn good I would say.

  31. Patti17

    That's good news. Loved the movie - but completely mystified but Summit's marketing. I am so buying the DVD when it's released on June 22 (in the US, don't know about other places).

  32. Belle

    I feel sure Remember Me will do well in Europe as it has a bit of a European look to the film - more realistic and less “prettified” than most American movies. I also think it will do well on DVD - I will certainly be adding it to my collection. I thought it is a great movie and I was very impressed with all the key cast members as they all inhabited their characters. I found myself thinking about it days after having viewed it and actually went back for a second look where I found I got even more out of it.

  33. Kim

    It's a beautiful, profound little film and I hope it will do very well at the end of its career. Reviews and a bad marketing almost killed it but it finally survived and it's got a very, very good word of mouth. I think the rest of the world will welcome it better than the USA. I can only say one thing : go and see it!

  34. Sia

    Remember Me was an ok movie. Remember Me just doesn't appeal to people.

  35. Barbara

    Rob and cast superb in this film. Agree that the marketing for this film is deplorable.Posters a day late in one cinema and one poster present on the day itself in another.Every other film well promoted.No Eclipse trailer on the late showing.I recommended one older lady with her teenage son go see the film in the queue as they couldnt get in to a blockbuster.They thanked me afterwards as they thought RM was a RomCom and would not normally have given it a look but they enjoyed it so much they will recommend the film to their friends.

  36. rsd

    I agree that marketing did suck! And the budget does not include marketing, it's what I heard. I'm quite sure the movie is going to do well in the UK, though! Keep your fingers crossed. If the movie turns up a profit, we will see more Rob movies than if it ends up in the red…for sure!

  37. ece

    remember me is amazing !!!!!!!!!!! you should go and watch it

  38. i wonder

    I didn't realize how much Summit Screwed the marketing of RM until I went to see it. If you want an example of Crappy marketing, this is it. Although I have to wonder if they did it on purpose. Rob after all is one half of their profitable Twilight Franchise couple. Don't want to mess with that Right Summit.

    Does anybody know if the budget amount include marketing? It would be sad if they paid a lot of money for the marketing of this film. They should all be fired.

  39. Erie

    Thanks for all the detailed box offic reports for Remember Me. I love this movie and hope it is successful in business. I check your page almost every day. Your page is the only place I can get the figures and analysis. You are a devoted Rob Pattinson fan. He is very talented but it is challenging for him to have this huge fame at such young age. I hope he has more success in order to convince people that he desirves his fame. Please keep up the good work.
    I am eager to learn the box office report from Britain. I hope his homeland supports him strongely.

  40. Val

    Great movie. I hope RM does very well in the international market for Rob. I hope it ends well into the black. Loved the movie and Rob.