Shocking: ‘Diana’ Bombs at the Box Office

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It opened overseas on September 5th, and even then, Diana did nothing to impress critics.

“The Queen of Hearts has been recast as a sad-sack singleton that even Bridget Jones would cross the street to avoid,” the Mirror‘s critic wrote when it first opened.

An accurate description of Naomi Watts‘ portrayal of the late Princess of Wales, who was nothing more than a woman going mental over a man she couldn’t really and truly have.

Diana earned $64,900 domestically its opening weekend, running in 38 theaters.  Combined with foreign sales, it’s grossed $7.2 million to date.

One isn’t sure where to begin with the number of errors in the film, but may I call out Diana’s 90s workout gear, which consisted of bike shorts and oversized sweatshirts, not Lululemon running capris.

Let’s also discuss commoners bursting into Kensington Palace unannounced, and princesses trolling London parks after dark.

Read my conversation with film critic Christy Lemire about Diana.