For the last ten years, Reese Witherspoon has been a pretty sure bet at the box office.

Only four films during this time period earned less than $10 million on their opening weekends. One only reached 216 screens ('The Importance of Being Earnest'), two did alright money for a modest number of screens ('Penelope' and 'Vanity Fair') and one ('Rendition') never had a chance because it slipped in during the Iraq War/terrorist genre slump. Otherwise, Witherspoon's name has been a pretty solid audience grabber, especially when it comes to romantic comedies. 'Legally Blonde' kicked things off with almost $100 million, and 'Sweet Home Alabama' and 'Four Christmases' also rang in the triple digits.

But 'How Do You Know' hit screens this weekend, and though it was expected to bring in upwards of $13 million, it only earned a measly $7.6 million.
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