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'Yes, Giorgio!' (1982)

This film stars Luciano Pavarotti in his first (and only) film as a touring Italian opera star. Before a performance in Boston, he mysteriously loses his voice and visits a throat specialist and the pair fall madly in love. One critic said you know you are in trouble when a film begins with nuns having a flat tire. Production budget: $19 million (£14.5 million). US gross domestic revenue $2.3 million (£1.8 million). Estimated loss: $45.9 million (£35 million).