Alas, This Postman Doesn't Ring at All

Titanic has averted disaster at the box office, but at least one of Hollywood's big holiday pictures has rammed a major iceberg: KEVIN COSTNER'S apocalyptic drama The Postman. The $80 million epic, which spent only one week among the 10 top-grossing films, will struggle to earn $20 million at the domestic box office. Though it could do better internationally, the film seems likely to rank as one of this market's costliest flops ever. It caps a miserable year for its studio, Warner Bros., which, according to Variety, dropped from second to fourth in market share and, thanks to other underachievers like...

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