Blonde Ambition, starring Jessica Simpson and Luke Wilson, topped the Ukrainian box-office this weekend. If you don’t remember Blonde Ambition, it’s probably because it was only released in 8 theaters in Texas, where it grossed an average of $48 per screen.
"The former Soviet nations have a sweet tooth for straight-up comedies. When these comedies have big name celebrities like Jessica Simpson’s [sic], that’s all that’s needed to sell the movie. Russian and Ukrainian audiences have an even bigger urge for escapism than Americans." -Box Office Mojo editor-in-chief Conor Bresnan
It’s also important to note that most of the audience thought Blonde Ambition was about Madonna, whose first single was just released in Ukraine. The "Material Girl" commands a lurid fascination for Ukranians, many of whom grew up listening to Ukraine pop sensation Natasha, "The Barrel-Chested Plow Machine".