As I was watching a terrible movie last night, I had the thought,
“Wonder what THE biggest movie flops ever are…?”
And, yeah. Sure enough, John Carter made the list! It’s pretty bad. I stopped 30 minutes in.
Digital Spy made theses calculations, but I trust the accounting because I remember most of these, as they were in recent memory.
Here are the top ten BIGGEST movie flops ever, which not only bombed at the box office, but sometimes destroyed companies and entire careers…
10. The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Production budget: $100 million | Loss: $96 million T
Its 5% rating on Rotten Tomatoes pretty much says it all.
Production budget: $135 million | Loss: $96 million
A Top Gun sequel-ish, it was so stealthy, you probably never heard of it, until now.
8. 47 Ronin
Production budget: $175 million | Loss: $98 million
The director was fired during the editing process and more footage featuring Keanu Reeves was shot. Didn’t help, apparently.
7. The Lone Ranger
Production budget: $225 million | Loss: $98 million
Costs escalated and it was nearly shut down before completion… but it got two Oscar nominations (for ‘Visual Effects’ and ‘Makeup and Hairstyling’..?)
6. Titan AE
Production budget: $90 million | Loss: $100 million
#RIP: The movie that killed Fox Animation Studios.
5. Mars Needs Moms
Production budget: $150 million | Loss: $100 million
The title alone should be a dead giveaway this was a stinker. Its opening weekend is one of the worst EVER.
4. Monster Trucks
Production budget: $125 million | Loss: $115 million
Three years ago, it was supposed to launch a franchise for Paramount. Yeah, no.
3. John Carter
Production budget: $263 million | Loss: $122 million
Another lost franchise. That year after this belly-flop, Disney, decided to spend $4 billion on a little existing franchise you might have heard of… Star Wars.
2. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
Production budget: $60 million | Loss: $125 million
No brainer. Brad Pitt and Michelle Pfeiffer star! Yeah, but just their voices weren’t enough to save one of the last hand-drawn animated films.
1. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Production budget: $175 million | Loss: $150 million
Warner Bros were trying to make new franchise too, but instead gave us the #1 flop of all time, opening to just $15 million.
(via Digital Spy)