‘Queen of the Damned’ released in theaters 15 years ago today

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The film adaptation of Queen of the Damned, starring Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend, opened in theaters 15 years ago on February 22, 2002.

Sadly, Queen of the Damned was the second and final film of Aaliyah, who portrayed Akasha. During post production, the singer and actress was tragically killed in a plane crash in August 2001 on her way back to the U.S. from filming a music video in the Bahamas.

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Although it received negative reviews, the movie, based on Anne Rice’s third novel of The Vampire Chronicles, debuted at number one at the box office during opening weekend and the made a worldwide gross total of $45.4 million.

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