Reese Witherspoon's $120 Million Film Disappoints at Box Office

Entertainment Dec. 20, 2010 AT 8:57AM
Reese Witherspoon's $120 Million Film Disappoints at Box Office Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

How do you know when your movie's a box office disappointment?

When the opening weekend gross is about half the salary of just one of its stars.

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Reese Witherspoon's How Do You Know did just that. Over the weekend, the romance debuted at number 8, raking in just $7.6 million in receipts, according to the Associated Press.

Costarring Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd and Jack Nicholson, the flick cost a reported $120 million (according to the Hollywood Reporter) to produce -- including a $15 million paycheck for Witherspoon, 34.

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Sci-flick Tron: Legacy fared much better, landing at number one for the weekend with a $43.6 million gross.

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