Before I Go to Sleep (2014): Psychological Thriller, Starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth

Clarius Entertainment’s “Before I Go to Sleep” bombed with a $2 million bow from 1,935 locations, way below projections.

Rowan Jaffe wrote and directed this mystery psychological thriller, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by S. J. Watson.

Nicole Kidman plays Christine Lucas, a middle-aged woman who wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident years earlier.  But Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life.

Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neuropsychologist at a local hospital who gives her a camera to record her thoughts and progress.  He calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video. Dr. Nasch instructs Christine to keep the camera hidden from Ben and reveals that her memory loss occurred after she was attacked and left for dead near an airport hotel. He suspects that Ben told Christine it was car accident to avoid upsetting her.

Not a good year for the two talented actors: Kidman and Firth have made another box-office flop, “The Railway Man.”

It’s the latest failure from the newly minted distributor behind “And So It Goes” ($15.2 million) and “Return to Oz” ($11.1 million).