HOLLYWOOD — Anyone looking for spacious, air-conditioned solitude found just the ticket in theaters playing “Gigli” this weekend.
Sony/Revolution’s critically ravaged romancer grossed just $640,000 in its second weekend, which proved no less embarrassing than its opening frame.
Jennifer Lopez-Ben Affleck starrer fell an incredible 83% from its dismal opening grosses. That was something of a perverse accomplishment, considering the high-profile wide release rung up just $3.8 million over its first weekend.
“Gigli” — whose regrettable title wasn’t the only thing drawing comparisons to fabled film flop “Ishtar” — bowed at No. 7 the previous weekend and tumbled from the top 10 in the latest frame.
Mob-themed pic rung up a measly $289 per venue this past weekend. With movie tickets averaging $6, that means fewer than 50 people ambled into “Gigli” screenings in any one venue between Friday and Sunday.
Pic is doing a little better than last year’s mega-flop, “The Adventures of Pluto Nash.” The Eddie Murphy-starrer opened Aug. 16, made $1.95 million in its opening weekend and then plummeted 71% in its second stanza, doing just $637,000 in ticket sales. That per-venue average was $275.
“Gigli,” helmed by Martin Brest, ran its 10-day cume to $5.6 million. Revolution has estimated its production costs at $54 million.