“The Tourist” Posts Dismal Box Office Opening

Posted Monday December 13, 2010 9:46 AM GMT

It had all the star power of a blockbuster film, but “The Tourist” didn’t even make it past the $20 million mark on opening weekend.

The film, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, posted a disappointing $17 million in sales, a far cry from the $100+ million it cost to make.

Perhaps less-than-stellar reviews had something to do with the lukewarm reaction from moviegoers.

The New York Times stated, "When she {Jolie] first appears in a come-hither outfit and a small private smile, she looks ready for liftoff. She never ignites, and neither does the movie."

And Peter Travers from the Rolling Stone lamented, "In a year of craptaculars, The Tourist deserves burial at the bottom of the 2010 dung heap."

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