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Was 9/11 to blame for 'Glitter'?

Was 9/11 to blame for 'Glitter'?

Mariah Carey is getting a lashing on the blogs for recently saying that September 11th was part to blame for Glitter's failure at the box office.

Published June 8, 2009

mariah_glitterMariah Carey is getting a lashing on the blogs for recently saying that September 11th was part to blame for Glitter 's failure at the box office. The movie opened a couple weeks after September 11th, to be exact, September 21st. Mrs. Cannon said:

Mariah Carey says her infamously bad movie debut Glitter failed because of 9/11.

The singer — who stars in new movie Precious – says her semi-biographical film was destined to bomb at the box office as it was released on exactly the same day as the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center eight years ago.

“That movie was released on September 11th, 2001 – could there be a worse day for that movie to come out? I don’t think so,” she said. “I don’t even know that many people even saw the movie so I don’t think it’s the worst thing ever done.”

“Glitter was a learning experience and I wouldn’t do it again if you paid me. But I didn’t have representation or anyone to tell me: ‘What you need is a great director’.”

Carey, 39, recently played down her reputation as a diva — insisting she is simply misunderstood.

“I have been through a lot that’s made me stronger,” she said. “They say: whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. So I’ve been through that kind of stuff a few times.”

Okay, I might be in the minority here, but I believe there is some truth to this 9/11 theory.  There were a slew of movies that opened the weekend of September 21st and all of the movies failed.  While Glitter didn't do amazingly well opening weekend, it was the #1 grossing new movie that was released .  Also, most of the films that weekend experienced an extreme drop in box office numbers.  Maybe there is some truth to it.  No one was thinking about Mariah, Glitter, or anything Hollywood that week.

Do you think 9/11 contributed to the bomb of Glitter?

Written by Clay Cane

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