Danny Dyer film Run For Your Wife takes £747 at box office

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A comedy film starring Danny Dyer has flopped on it’s opening weekend at Box office after taking a mere £747 on its opening weekend.

'Run For Your Wife, which stars Denise Van Outen alongside Dyer, has been given a slew of negative reviews in the press prior to opening, and clocked up around £67 per screen, as well as another £320 from previews.
 
The plot sees Dyer play the role of a bigamist taxi driver trying to keep his wives (Van Outen and Sarah Harding) away from each other. 
 
The film has been dubbed 'the worst film ever made' and has been given a critical mauling ahead of it's opening even though it features cameos from the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Maureen Lipman, Cliff Richard and Rolf Harris.
 
The Independent's film critic Anthony Quinn quipped that it would be 'lucky to run for nine days' in cinemas, while the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw described the film as 'likely to make cinema viewers want to put their head in the gas overn'.
 
The film has been directed by Ray Clooney, and had been in pre-production for years before finally getting the go-ahead. Estimates for the opening film's weekend takings vary from £600 - £750 (We've taken the Independent's own figures), but all point to disaster for the film.
 
The poor showing at the box office has led to some people mocking the film, with Mark Kermode posting on Twitter "Re multiple news stories about Run For Your Wife taking £602 - the real shock isn't that it took that little, but that it took that MUCH..."
 
UPDATE: Danny Dyer's posted this reposte on Twitter over the Run For Your Wife news stories: 
 
Of course, some media commentators have mentioned the logic of spending an estimated £2.25million on a film, only to open it at only four screens at 11am.
 
Despite the lousy opening, Run For Your Wife will be showing at a further 65 screens this week. Here's the trailer for those tempted to check it out:
 
 
 

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