If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Does a movie's intake indicate a film's quality? Most of the time, it doesn't. Many of my favorite films (The Fountain) flopped upon release and later gained bigger audiences once discovered on DVD. However, with this film, it might be the exception. Motherhood only grossed $40,000 in the United States and has a very low rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. That's bad enough for film budgeted at $5,000,000 but its debut in Britain is beyond tragic.
After the weekend of March 5-7, Motherhood had only grossed a total of £88, and on that Sunday, grossed only £9, which means only one person watched it. OUCH!
Uma Thurman is a great actress in many movies but she needs to get a better agent. For every hit like Kill Bill, you have three Avengers. Just take a look at this list of movies she's starred in.
My Super-Ex Girlfriend
The Accidental Husband
Batman and Robin
All of these films are not just bad films, they all flopped. Many stars have done many bad movies but the list here is sad.
You may think this has to be a record but the award for worst opening goes to Zyxxyx Road. Released briefly at one Texas cinema, it grossed $30.