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Motherhood : the mother of all flops?

world Updated: Mar 29, 2010 20:25 IST

Uma Thurman's Motherhood could go down in British cinema history as the great Easter turkey. A film about a stressed-out mother has been withdrawn from show after just about a dozen of cinema goers turned up to see it in its opening weekend.

The film, thought to have cost $5m to make, earned just over £40,000 when it opened in the US last October.

In fact, so bad was Motherhood's performance, that its entire box office takings for its debut Sunday was £9, meaning just one person actually paid for their ticket.

The producers had limited the film's UK release on March 5 to just one cinema in London's West End in the hope they could create a positive word-of-mouth campaign.

But that tactic certainly backfired.

The film is no longer being shown at a single cinema across Britain. Indeed, it has sunk so quickly and untraceably that, it has not even left a ripple.