Punch-Drunk Love was released in 2002. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, it is a dark comedy that takes an unexpected perspective on modern romance. It had an estimated budget of $25 million and grossed $25 million worldwide with a U.S. pull of $18 million. The Adam Sandler-starring film grabbed one Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, for Adam Sandler himself.
The film was distributed by Columbia Pictures under the production of New Line Cinema with Revolution Studios. Though it received critically positive reviews, the film failed to reach a wider audience and was not financially successful.