Jessica Simpson Has a Hit Movie ... in Ukraine

Jessica Simpson finally has another hit movie ... in Ukraine.

Simpson latest film, "Blonde Ambition," hit No. 1 in the Eastern European nation, grossing $253,008 for the weekend of Feb. 14-17, Box Office Mojo reports.

The movie flopped in the U.S. in December, showing in just eight Texas theaters and making just $1,771 in its opening weekend.

So why the hit in Ukraine?

"The former Soviet nations have a sweet tooth for straight-up comedies," Conor Bresnan, editor in chief of Box Office Mojo International, told People magazine.

"When these comedies have big name celebrities like Jessica Simpson's, that's all that's needed to sell the movie. Russian and Ukrainian audiences have an even bigger urge for escapism than Americans. So, films like 'Blonde Ambition' will gross more than 'No Country for Old Men.'"

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