Leanne commented that none of Michael Winterbottom’s films ever seem to set the box office alight, so I thought I’d have a dig about for Code 46. And whaddya know:
Worldwide Theatrical Gross: $741, 273
Add DVD rentals and sales, and I guess you might be looking at a generous estimate gross of about $1 million.
I think we can safely say that these figures are a disaster.
So who’s to blame when a film such as Code 46 goes tits up with a barely a whimper? Search me, but perhaps The Washington Post sums it up best:
It will almost certainly attract a cult audience - it has the kind of self-serious grandiosity that swindles the young and feckless into believing it's significant - but it could have used a few ray guns and mind melds.