Image Credit: Andrew CooperPrince of Persia: The Sands of Time opened at No. 1 in 18 of the 19 foreign markets it debuted in over the weekend, The Los Angeles Times reports. Its estimated $18 million haul topped that of 2004’s National Treasure, but not 2008’s Iron Man or 2005’s Kingdom of Heaven. Disney noted that unseasonably warm weather in Western Europe may have kept moviegoers away from theaters, but we’re wondering if maybe it was Jake Gyllenhaal’s hair.* As Michael Slezak pointed out, “It looks unnatural on him, a little unhealthy, too.” Our photo editor Connie Yu concurred: “Essentially, he has the same look as Sawyer on Lost, but it just doesn’t work for him. All that facial hair, bushy brows, scruffy beard, and the shaggy hair — it just makes him look unkempt not sexy.”
Is Gyllenhaal’s hair a deterrent to you seeing Prince of Persia? We have until Friday to warm up to it in the States.
* Or the accent?
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