Nicole Kidman Flop
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Nicole Kidman Invasion Flop
Her new one, "The Invasion," opened Friday and bombed quite brilliantly. It took in a little less than $2 million. The price for this disaster? Over $100 million. And even though it co-stars James Bond actor Daniel Craig, nothing can make "The Invasion" into a hit.
Whatâ€™s worse is, no one wanted even to see it in theatres. At boxofficemojo.com, a poll among subscribers showed almost no interest in "The Invasion."
Kidman was riding high in her career at one point with hits like "The Hours," for which she won an Oscar, "The Others," and "Moulin Rouge."
But lately her choices of projects have been disastrous. From "Stepford" to "Bewitched" to "Fur," "Birth," "Dogville," "The Interpreter," and her misguided work in "Cold Mountain," Kidman has made one bad decision after another. What it shows is a lack of direction, and no one to manage or guide her.
There may be hope, though: Kidman and Ralph Fiennes have just signed on to star in "The Reader" for Weinstein Co. But in the meantime, Kidman will appear in Baz Luhrmannâ€™s epic "Australia" and sooner, Noah Baumbachâ€™s "Margot at the Wedding." She needs not only a commercial hit but a critical one to re-establish her position as the best actress of her generation.