13. In early August, Virgin Records and 20th Century Fox confirmed that the planned mid-August release dates for both the soundtrack and film would be delayed by three weeks amid Mariah’s continued recovery. The soundtrack’s release was pushed to Sept. 11, and the film would now hit theaters on Sept. 21.
14. The film was indeed released on Sept. 21, 10 days following the devastating events of 9/11. During the premiere that took place on Sept. 21, Mariah said she hoped the film could provide audience’s with a light-hearted diversion but that “nothing can overshadow the events that have gone on, and I need to stay focused on that.”
15. It goes without saying that Glitter was, well, not exactly a hit. The film made a total of $5.2 million at the box office on a reported $22 million production budget, and after the poor performance of both the movie and soundtrack, Virgin Records dropped Mariah from the label despite having just signed her months prior. Critics weren’t impressed, either, with the film holding a six percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.