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Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words" - First Weekend Tally

Shadow and Act By Jasmin | Shadow and Act March 12, 2012 at 5:24PM

If the critics were any indication, we all knew this was coming. A Thousand Words, the new Eddie Murphy comedy ("new" insofar as the 2008-shot film hadn't yet had a theatrical release), opened this weekend to a disappointing $6.2 million at the box office.
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Thousand Words

If the critics were any indication, we all knew this was coming. A Thousand Words, the new Eddie Murphy comedy ("new" insofar as the 2008-shot film hadn't yet had a theatrical release), opened this weekend to a disappointing $6.2 million at the box office.

As Sergio reported last week, following years of delay, the film was universally panned by critics and received a record-breaking 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

There's been lots of debate on this site about whether this is the end of Murphy's career, considering that A Thousand Words is only the latest in a string of under-performing films the actor has led over the past few years.

I, like many, was hoping his potential Oscar hosting gig might shake things up a bit, but we all know what happened there. So, we're left to wonder - what's next for Eddie Murphy? What will it take to revive his on-screen persona and turn this thing around? If Dreamgirls didn't do it, what will?


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