Franchise Pictures

Franchise Pictures LLC was an independent motion picture production and distribution company, founded by Elie Samaha and Andrew Stevens. They were known for their production in the action film genre. The company also had a short-lived video game arm, Franchise Interactive.

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Franchise Pictures LLC
Industry Independent film studio
Founded 1998
Defunct 2007
Fate Bankruptcy
Key people
Elie Samaha
Andrew Stevens
Subsidiaries Franchise Interactive
Phoenician Entertainment[1]
Franchise Pictures Classics[2]

As of 2009, half of the Franchise Pictures library, along with that of ThinkFilm, is now owned by Orange Holdings LLC.[3] Another half of the Franchise Pictures library is owned by Revolution Studios (via Morgan Creek Productions).[4][5]

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Release Date Title Director Budget Gross (worldwide) RT Approval Rating
July 6, 1999 A Murder of Crows Rowdy Herrington $7.5 million N/A 0%
September 10, 1999 Storm Catcher Anthony Hickox N/A N/A 23%
December 29, 1999 The Third Miracle Agnieszka Holland N/A $591,142 67%
January 21, 2000 The Boondock Saints Troy Duffy $6 million $30,471 20%
February 11, 2000 Mercy Damian Harris N/A N/A 17%
February 18, 2000 The Whole Nine Yards Jonathan Lynn $41.3 million $106,371,651 45%
April 28, 2000 The Big Kahuna John Swanbeck $7 million $3,728,888 74%
May 12, 2000 Battlefield Earth Roger Christian $44 million $29,725,663 3%
July 4, 2000 Jill Rips Anthony Hickox N/A N/A 11%
August 25, 2000 The Art of War Christian Duguay $60 million $40,400,425 16%
September 14, 2000 Auggie Rose Matthew Tabak N/A N/A 54%
October 6, 2000 Get Carter Stephen Kay $63.6 million $19,412,993 12%
October 13, 2000 Animal Factory Steve Buscemi N/A $43,805 82%
January 19, 2001 The Pledge Sean Penn $35 million $29,419,291 78%
February 23, 2001 3000 Miles to Graceland Demian Lichtenstein $62 million $18,720,175 14%
March 2, 2001 The Caveman’s Valentine Kasi Lemmons $13.5 million $687,194 46%
March 11, 2001 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Rodrigo García N/A N/A 74%
April 10, 2001 Agent Red Damian Lee N/A N/A 26%
April 27, 2001 Driven Renny Harlin $72 million $54,744,738 14%
May 18, 2001 Angel Eyes Luis Mandoki $53 million $29,715,606 33%
June 15, 2001 Viva Las Nowhere Jason Bloom N/A N/A 50%
November 9, 2001 Heist David Mamet $39 million $28,510,652 65%
May 1, 2002 Green Dragon Timothy Linh Bui N/A N/A 61%
July 9, 2002 Zig Zag David S. Goyer N/A $2,418 44%
August 30, 2002 FeardotCom William Malone $40 million $18,902,015 3%
August 30, 2002 Avenging Angelo Martyn Burke $17 million $824,597 13%
September 3, 2002 If… Dog… Rabbit… Matthew Modine N/A N/A 20%
September 6, 2002 City by the Sea Michael Caton-Jones $40 million $29,413,996 48%
September 20, 2002 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Wych Kaosayananda $70 million $19,924,033 0%
November 15, 2002 Half Past Dead Don Michael Paul $13 million $19,233,280 2%
January 28, 2003 The Foreigner Michael Oblowitz $16.7 million N/A 0%
May 23, 2003 The In-Laws Andrew Fleming $40 million $26,891,849 34%
June 20, 2003 Alex & Emma Rob Reiner $30 million $15,368,897 11%
October 21, 2003 Final Examination Ed Raymond N/A N/A 5%
March 12, 2004 Spartan David Mamet $23 million $8,112,712 64%
April 9, 2004 The Whole Ten Yards Howard Deutch $40 million $26,155,741 4%
July 20, 2004 Out of Reach Steven Seagal $20 million N/A 21%
September 17, 2004 Funky Monkey Harry Basil $30 million N/A 47%
January 14, 2005 Retrograde Christopher Kulikowski N/A N/A 9%
February 15, 2005 Into the Sun Christopher Morrison N/A $175,563 27%
September 2, 2005 A Sound of Thunder Peter Hyams $80 million $11,665,465 6%
January 13, 2006 Tristan & Isolde Kevin Reynolds N/A $28,047,963 32%
May 18, 2007 The Wendell Baker Story Andrew & Luke Wilson $8 million $153,169 40%

Almost all the Franchise Pictures movies have been considered the worst, with Battlefield Earth and Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever being the worst movies of all time.

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