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Mirren's madam movie is a flop

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Aug 10, 2010 | 5:00am EDT

The actress spent time with prostitutes to research her role as Nevada prostitute boss Grace Bontempo - but her efforts won't be seen by film fans in her native Britain after disappointing ticket sales in the U.S.

The movie, directed by Mirren's husband Taylor Hackford, brought in just $135,000 (£90,000) in ticket sales since it was released in June (10) - and the poor profits mean the film is likely to go straight to DVD in the U.K.

An studio executive tells Britain's The Sun, "It's a disaster."

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