And the number 1 box movie musical flop is…
1. “Nine” (2009)
U.S. Box Office: $19,676,965
Worldwide Box Office: $53,998,806
Est. Budget: $80 million
Daniel Day-Lewis is on cloud nine after his recent Oscar win for “Lincoln.” However, in 2009, the actor, along with an all-star fleet including Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren and Kate Hudson, suffered a blow when “Nine” was pulled from theatres around the country on account of poor box office numbers. Not even Oprah, who normally cinches widespread success, could save the movie.
Despite mixed to negative reviews, “Nine,” which was directed by Rob Marshall, was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress (Penelope Cruz) and Best Original Song (“Take It All.”)
At the 2010 Tony Award, host Sean Hayes dissed the film when he introduced Antonio Banderas who portrayed Guido in the 2003 Broadway revival. Hayes said, “Our next presenter has uncanny instincts. He got a Tony nomination for the Broadway production of Nine and he avoided the film version.” Ouch.
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