When the "Sex and the City" gals took off for Abu Dhabi this summer for an all-expenses-paid getaway, their fans didn't come along for the ride. The reunion flick with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda earned an embarrassing 16% rating among critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Meanwhile, the movie's $37.1-million opening over the long Memorial Day weekend
was nothing compared with the $57-million premiere splash made by the first "Sex and the City" flick.
But Sarah Jessica Parker isn't alone. Julia Roberts' summer didn't go all that well either. Critics gave her movie "Eat Pray Love," based on the New York Times bestseller, 37% on Rotten Tomatoes. Apparently, the book's mega-fans weren't interested in going back to Italy, India and Bali, leading to a dismal $23.7-million opening.
-- Emily Christianson
Left photo: John Corbett and Sarah Jessica Parker in "Sex and the City 2," credit: New Line Productions; right photo: Javier Bardem and Julia Roberts in "Eat Pray Love," credit: Sony