Danny Dyer comedy makes £602 at the box office

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News
21 February 2013


'Run For Your Wife', the new comedy starring Danny Dyer and Denise Van Outen, made just £602 on its opening weekend.

The film, which has also been mauled by the UK critics, made just £67 per screen, plus another £320 from previews.

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It will be rolled out to a further 65 screens, but in late morning and early afternoon slots.

Directed by the writer of the original stage play, 80-year-old Ray Cooney, it also features Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding, and a wealth of British stars in cameo roles.

Harding and Van Outen play the wives of bigamist taxi driver John Smith, played by Dyer, while elsewhere there are appearances from Neil Morrissey, Lionel Blair, Barry Cryer, Maureen Lipman, Judi Dench, Rolf Harris, Andrew Sachs, Dennis Waterman, Cliff Richard, Prunella Scales, Christopher Biggins, Ray Winstone and the late Richard Briers.

Many of those making cameo appearances agreed to give their fee to a theatrical charity.

It currently has a rare 0% 'fresh rating' on reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and has been roundly slated for being dated and out of touch.

“It is abysmal, dealing in outdated stereotypes that will leave you in a state of appalled amazement,” wrote Chris Tookey in the Daily Mail, while Tom Huddleston in Time Out simply advised: “Run for the exit.”

Watch a clip from the film below...

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