Budget: $36 million. Opening Weekend: $4.32 million (1279 screens). Domestic Gross: $12.339 million
Despite the high quality of Gattaca, it completely failed to find an audience during its theatrical release in the fall of 1997. This probably shouldn't have been a surprise, since action fans would be disinterested in such a cerebral film, and those who go for more thoughtful fare may have been turned off by its sci-fi trappings. As seen in the DVD's supplemental materials, the ad campaign probably didn't help much either.