box-office bomb

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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Victor Frankenstein 11.40pm C4 A huge box-office bomb, this version of Mary Shelley's gothic horror classic is told from the perspective of lab assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe).
But after one notorious box-office bomb - Cutthroat Island , her effort to claim a piece of the lucrative, male-dominated action-adventure genre - Davis started working more in TV.
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.
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.
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.
"It's funny, because people will say to me, 'How do you feel that Pearl Harbor was such a terrible box-office bomb?' And I thought, would that all my big failures made so much money at the box office.
HER movie debut Crossroads was a box-office bomb but it seems Britney Spears isn't one to learn from her mistakes.
After the box-office bomb that was her autobiographical flick Glitter, the diva is braving the critics once more with another big-screen foray.
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.
AT ANY PRICE (18) AFTER his passion project, We Are Your Friends, became one of the biggest box-office bombs in recent memory, a chastened Zac Efron returns to the screen in what feels a determined effort to establish himself as a serious actor.
Rating AT ANY PRICE (18) AFTER his passion project, We Are Your Friends, became one of the biggest box-office bombs in recent memory, a chastened Zac Efron returns to the screen in what feels a determined effort to establish himself as a serious actor.
At Any Price 102mins 18 AFTER his passion project, We Are Your Friends, became one of the biggest box-office bombs in recent memory, a chastened Zac Efron returns to the screen in what feels a determined effort to establish himself as a serious actor - at any price.
Mars Needs Moms PG MARS Needs Moms has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the biggest box-office bombs of all time.
AT ANY PRICE (18) Starring: Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham Director: Ramin Bahrani Duration: 105 mins AFTER his passion project, We Are Your Friends, became one of the biggest box-office bombs in recent memory, a chastened Zac Efron returns to the screen in what feels a determined effort to establish himself as a serious actor.