Jen Aniston's 'Switch' Bombs at Box Office

Entertainment Aug. 22, 2010 AT 1:05PM
Jen Aniston's 'Switch' Bombs at Box Office Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

American moviegoers switched off The Switch -- preferring vampires, killer piranhas, Sylvester Stallone and Julia Roberts, to name a few.

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In its debut weekend, Jennifer Aniston's widely promoted sperm donor comedy landed at eighth place, grossing just $8.1 million, Entertainment Weekly reports. Us Weekly's Thelma Adams wasn't a fan of the film, either: giving it two stars out of four, Adams says that the actress "treads on all-too-familiar ground; there isn't an exasperated hair flip we haven't already seen 100 times."

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The Switch was bested by such newcomers as Twilight spoof Vampires Suck (#2, $12.2 million) Bow Wow's Lottery Ticket (#4 with $11 million) and Piranha 3-D (#6, $10 million). Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables nabbed the top spot at $16.5 million, with Julia Roberts' Eat, Pray Love landing at #4 in its second week.

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Aniston's March action comedy Bounty Hunter, with Gerard Butler, fared better: grossing $20 million in its first weekend, and nearly $70 million overall.

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