box-office bomb


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box-office bomb

A film that performs very poorly in ticket sales, earning less than the cost of production. After its third box-office bomb in a row, the film studio was forced to close down.
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The eccentric heist comedy, which also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, marks another box-office bomb for Depp.
Nine," a major box-office bomb, went home empty-handed.
The box-office bomb received seven nominations yesterday for the Razzie Awards that mock the bottom of Hollywood's barrel, among them worst picture and worst actress of the year.
HER movie debut Crossroads was a box-office bomb but it seems Britney Spears isn't one to learn from her mistakes.
Tia Texada says she regrets ever signing up for the role in the 2001 box-office bomb and that other cast and crew members grew tired of Mariah's strops.
After the box-office bomb that was her autobiographical flick Glitter, the diva is braving the critics once more with another big-screen foray.
Carrey's last major release, the drama ``The Majestic,'' was a major box-office bomb.
His box-office bomb bagged every category in the alternative awards for which it was nominated - worst film, worst actor, worst director, worst screenplay and worst song.
GETTING RAZZED: The Sci-Fi Channel acquired the rights to ``Battlefield Earth,'' John Travolta's box-office bomb from last summer that is based on the book by Scientology founder L.
He also surprised Hollywood in 1988 when he slapped Sean Young, his co-star in the box-office bomb ``The Boost,'' with a $6 million suit for emotional suffering and harassment after a soured romantic relationship.
Mars Needs Moms PG MARS Needs Moms has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the biggest box-office bombs of all time.
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Still, media analyst David Miller of Sanders, Morris Harris said the company is clearly on the right track with a return to its original strategy of lower financial investment in films following a string of expensive box-office bombs in 2002.
But Time Warner denied him a board seat, Universal released a string of box-office bombs and Internet pirates like Napster are threatening the music business.
But the eight years in between have seen his career stall with a series of small roles and box-office bombs.