Eddie Murphy Box-Office Bomb: A Thousand Words

Cliff Curtis, Eddie Murphy, A Thousand Words Andrew Stanton/Taylor Kitsch's John Carter Box Office: Way Behind Zack Snyder's 300, Watchmen Eddie Murphy was to have hosted the 2012 Academy Awards ceremony, but dropped out after one of the show's producers, Brett Ratner, was fired (or resigned) following his use of an anti-gay slur and his comments about sex with Lindsay Lohan. Of course, no one can know for sure if the box-office take of the $40m-budgeted DreamWorks/Paramount release A Thousand Words would have been higher had Murphy kept his Oscar gig. But one thing is certain: it couldn't have been any lower. Nor could its approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes: 0%. Murphy, who'll turn 51 next April 3, has had a string of box-office disappointments — in some instances downright disasters — in recent years. A Thousand Words, which was actually shot in 2008, is his latest. The Brian Robbins-directed comedy co-starring Kerry Washington
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