Even Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon Could Not Save This High Budget Comedy Movie That Lost $70.4 Million After Awful Box Office Run

Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon were not enough to carry the film from failing!

Even Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon Could Not Save This High Budget Comedy Movie That Lost $70.4 Million After Awful Box Office Run

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  • Back in 2010, Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon starred in a romantic-comedy movie.
  • The film, titled How Do You Know, turned out to be one of the biggest box office disasters in Hollywood.
  • Even Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, and, Reese Witherspoon were unable to save the film from a heavy loss!
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Back in 2010, Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon starred in an iconic comedy movie titled How Do You Know. Being a movie about softball and falling in love, the movie was quite a disaster as the film became one of the most devastating box office failures in Hollywood.

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Despite a star-studded cast of Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Owen Wilson, the movie essentially proved that a movie doesn’t only need a star cast but also a good storyline.

Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon in How Do You Know
Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon in How Do You Know

When Paul Rudd And Reese Witherspoon Weren’t Able To Save A Movie!

In 2010, Reese Witherspoon had already found fame by acting in several films like Legally Blonde, Cruel Intentions, and, Sweet Home Alabama. Although Paul Rudd hadn’t reached his MCU fame, the actor was still quite famous to draw in audiences.

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Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson in How Do You Know
Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson in How Do You Know

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Despite having a star-studded cast (which included Owen Wilson), How Do You Know managed to disappoint audiences beyond the ordinary. The story portrayed Witherspoon’s Lisa being a retiring softball player. With her years behind her, Lisa tries to find a partner to settle down. Lisa ends up in a love triangle between two people as she tries to navigate the love and choose what’s best for her.

With the movie dealing with sports and love, How Do You Know received a rating of 5.4/10 on IMDB and a meager rating of 31% on Rotten Tomatoes. What’s more harrowing is that the movie was made with a budget of $120 million. The worldwide box office collection of the movie turned out to be $49.6 million! Even Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon weren’t able to save the loss of $70.4 million as the 2010 movie became one of the worst box office failures in Hollywood!

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Paul Rudd Had To Suffer To Earn His Fame!

Paul Rudd in a still from Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
Paul Rudd in a still from Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania

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After years of working, Paul Rudd starred in the role of Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and became famous around the world. Having a muscular physique for the role, the actor talked to the Off Menu podcast about the diet that he had to strictly follow and how little his reward was!

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“When I was having to train for the Ant-Man movie, I was on a very restrictive diet. My reward was sparkling water. That’s how horrible that diet was. I was like, ‘Ugh alright. I’m going to have some sparkling water now. I’ve earned it.’ Too much carbonation, I would have exploded at that size. One bubble would take me out.”

Rudd earned fame for his physique and for portraying the role of Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As for the iconic 2010 movie that was a spectacular failure, How Do You Know is available to stream on Netflix in the U.S.

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.