ENTERTAINMENT
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Reese Witherspoon's Oscar-Packed Film Flops

With a strange title and a complicated plot, "Rendition" was hard to explain even to those who wanted to know more about it.

Then the movie opened on Oct. 19. The first weekend take was an anemic $4 million from 2,250 theaters. Ten days later, "Rendition" has $8 million in ticket sales.

It's dead, and a total write-off for New Line, which not only has top money earners in Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal, but a pricey supporting cast in previous Oscar-winners Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin and in Gyllenhaal's much admired actor brother-in-law, Peter Saarsgard.

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