Which Romantic Comedy Was the Biggest Bomb?
"Life as We Know It"
"Life as We Know It"
Do you really want to see a movie where the best line is clearly, "Sweetie, you have poo on your face"?
Also known as the "turkey baster" movie that sparked Jennifer Aniston's war with Bill O'Reilly, this dud debuted in eighth place in its opening weekend, grossing just $8.1 million.
Katherine Heigl unwittingly marries an assassin (Ashton Kutcher), and nobody cares. The film debuted at No. 3 at the box office with about $15.8 million in its opening weekend.
"Sex and the City 2"
"Sex and the City 2" made only $37.1 million in its opening weekend. It came in 2nd behind the week-old "Shrek Forever After," made $20 million less than the first "Sex" movie and fell far short of expectations.
"The Back-Up Plan"
More pregnancies, more poop jokes and Jennifer Lopez phoning it in ... no surprise that "The Back-Up" plan only came in second at the box office with $12.3 million.
"The Bounty Hunter"
"The Bounty Hunter" came in third place on its opening weekend making only $21 million at the box office, even though Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler made up a fake relationship to promote it.
Katherine Heigl had another mediocre opening with her "always a bridesmaid" movie "27 Dresses," which came in second place at the box office with $23 million.
"Going the Distance"
Turns out, nobody wanted to see a movie about Drew Barrymore and her real-life boyfriend Justin Long. The film came in fifth place in its opening weekend, earning only $6.9 million.
The rom-com bomb about two opposite sex frenemies who are forced to adopt an orphaned toddler earned a ho-hum $14.6 million in its opening weekend.
"The Social Network," the movie about the origins of Facebook that manages to make Justin Timberlake look even cooler than he already did, snagged the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, raking in $15.5 million.
Is anyone really surprised by this?
Forget that "The Social Network" is getting amazing reviews, great word of mouth and Oscar buzz. We had the unfortunate occasion to see the trailer for "Life as We Know It" last weekend before seeing -- you guessed it -- "The Social Network," and two minutes into the clip we knew it was unspeakably bad. Here are our top 5 reasons why:
1. The ending was ruined in advance as it was totally obvious the two characters (who hate each other) fall in love
2. Gratuitous poop jokes
3. We knew right away we'd never pay to watch this movie, but we might catch it on TBS (where it will inevitably air every third Friday night)
4. Is Josh Duhamel really a movie star?
5. Is Katherine Heigl really a movie star?
In fact, the Heigl-as-movie star issue seems to be creeping up on her. Following her big hit with "Knocked Up" (which was overrated in our opinion), her last few romantic comedies have been duds. Same goes for Jennifer Aniston ("The Switch) and Jennifer Lopez ("The Back-Up Plan").
Is the romantic comedy dead, or are we just sick of the same-old actresses acting out the same-old plots?
Click through our slideshow, and let us know ... which recent romantic comedy was the biggest bomb?
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