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‘Swept Away’ loses chance to flop again

From Associated Press

Madonna’s latest movie, “Swept Away,” is being swept aside in Britain. The film, directed by her British husband, Guy Ritchie, won’t screen at theaters in Britain because it flopped so badly across the Atlantic, its distributor said Friday.

“Following the disappointing box office results in the U.S., Guy Ritchie’s ‘Swept Away’ will not be released theatrically in the U.K.,” Columbia Tristar said in a statement.

The film, a remake of a 1974 Italian movie of the same name, had been scheduled to open in British theaters in March but instead will go straight to video, the company said.

The movie bombed on its release in America on Oct. 11. It took in just $375,000 at 196 theaters on its first weekend and to date has brought in a paltry $598,645, according to the box-office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations.

From Associated Press


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