Sundance Winners and Losers
Sundance Winners and Losers, Happy Texas
"Happy, Texas" (1999): Even when a movie creates a boat-load of buzz at Sundance, it doesn't necessarily translate to beaucoup box office. Miramax says they only dropped $2.5 million on the acquisition price, but everyone who Miramax muscled out says they paid upwards of $10 million. Either way, the film cost $2.5 million to make and didn't even make $2 million worldwide.