Penelope Cruz on Sahara Premiere

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Storyline

  • Marine engineers, explorers and former officers and SEALs in the US Navy, Lt. Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) and Lt (jg) Al Giordino (Steve Zahn) travel to Mali, to search for what the locals call “The Ship of Death”, the lost American Civil War ironclad warship CSS Texas that has a mysterious cargo.
  • Pitt manages to thwart the assassination of Doctor Eva Rojas (Penélope Cruz), a doctor with the United Nations World Health Organisation, who is investigating the source of a disease that is wreaking havoc in the area. The cause is a vast amount of industrial waste that is threatening to cause an environmental disaster.
  • It is up to Pitt and his associates at the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) to locate the source of the pollution and shut it down, and explore the connection between the deaths and the missing ironclad.

Business Overview

  • Sahara is action/adventure film directed by Breck Eisner and loosely based on the best-selling book of the same name by Clive Cussler. Although it opened at number one in the US box office, grossing $18 million on its first weekend, Sahara is considered one of the biggest financial failures in Hollywood.
  • From a financial perspective, Sahara was unusual because it performed reasonably well, generating $122 million in gross box-office sales. However, the movie was beset by high costs, including $160 million in production costs and $81.1 million in distribution expenses. The film lost approximately $78.3 million where the movie perform $202.9 million in revenue against expenses of $281.2 million.

Personal Opinion

  • Sahara is a worthy to watch movie
  • Sceneries that Sahara offers is distinctive
  • Comedy essence is strong

Below is some pictures of Penelope Cruz on Sahara premiere, April 2005.

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– She is pretty but rather old now –

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