“Ok-19: The Widowmaker” wasn’t one of the best submarine film ever made — the truth is, it was arguably a reasonably disappointing film throughout the board, particularly when it comes to its financials. All in all, the movie ended up making $65 million globally, $30 million of which got here from the worldwide field workplace and $35 million from home gross sales. Which means on a finances of $100 million (different estimates have that quantity at $90 million), “Ok-19: The Widowmaker” was an authorized flop.
However why? Harrison Ford had been a bankable star up till that time. Who would not wish to see him being Harrison Ford on a submarine? Nicely, apparently fairly lots of people, particularly internationally, the place the movie struggled to interrupt the $2 million mark in any market apart from Spain or Japan, the place it made $2.7 million and $9.8 million, respectively.
In america, issues had been unhealthy from the beginning, with “Ok-19” bringing in a dismal $12.7 million on its opening weekend — nicely under the $25 million that some, together with Leisure Weekly, had been predicting on the time. The movie got here in fourth on its debut weekend, opening behind “Street To Perdition,” “Stuart Little 2,” and “Males In Black II,” the latter of which had already been out for 3 weeks. (It did, at the least, handle to beat the debut of “Eight Legged Freaks.”)