Jennifer Lopez RomCom Bombs At Box Office

Posted February 11, 2022 by with 19 comments

This has the weirdest casting (Owen Wilson as the leading man? something about him has always creeped me out—both his acting and his physical appearance), and while I think she’s a good actress, no one wants to see a J-Lo romcom. It’s 2022, not 2002. Via Showbiz 411:

Jennifer Lopez posed the question, “Marry Me,” last night in 2,700 theaters. And the answer from the movie going audience was “No.”

Total take: $525,000. Just $194 per theater. Lopez spends that much on eyeliner.

“Marry Me” is a rom com in which JLO plays herself, a big movie and music star, who falls for Owen Wilson, a regular guy. It’s “Notting Hill” repurposed.

There have been rumors that Wilson isn’t happy with the movie. On Rotten Tomatoes, the score is a lowly 60%. Many of the “fresh” tomatoes are attached to largely negative reviews.  The reviewer for the moribund Parade magazine wrote: “Sure, it all feels very 2006 but in a way that’s not so much dated as refreshing, retro.” That’s considered a positive review.

The horrendous trailer, which shows you the whole horrendous movie: