10 Biggest Box Office Flops Of All Time

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Movies have played an integral part in society for a very long time. The cinema industry has evolved into many branches, producing millions of movies per year. Thus when such a wide range of movies see the screens of people every year. And not all movies tend to create an impact at the box office.

Movies often put a lot of effort and money into their making. While a lot of them hit the box office with a bang, here are 10 movies that failed to create an impression at the box office.

10 Movies That Flopped At Box Office

1. John Carter

Disney produced this 2012 science fiction and action-adventure movie. Starring Taylor Kitsch in the titular role, the movie was loosely based on the novel “A Princess of Mars”. Its cinematography, spectacular visuals, and storyline expected the movie to become a super hit. However, John Carter was able to bring in less than $100 Million in domestic sales. Around $300 Million was the movie’s budget. The total loss for Disney amounted to $200 Million.

2. The Adventures of Pluto Nash

Eddie Murphy starred in this Scientific Comedy Action Adventure movie which was released in 2002. Although the script for the movie was ready in 1983, the movie took 19 years to come alive on screen. Besides the large star cast, the movie had a budget of $100 Million. Critics termed the movie a “box office bomb”. With a total of $7 Million as a profit, The Adventures of Pluto Nash bags the title of being the most expensive fails at the box office. The total loss amounts to $93 Million.

3. Battlefield Earth

Based on the 1982 Novel by Scientologist L. Ron Hubbard, Battlefield Earth was viewed by the public in 2000. With a budget of approximately $93 Million, the movie was an anticipated one. However, the movie was yet another disaster at the box office. Eventually, after release, the movie ended up grossing only $29 Million internationally. Critics regarded the movie as one of the biggest box office fails financially. The movie accounted for a loss of around $63 Million.

4. Cutthroat Island

Directed by Renny Harlin, Cutthroat Island is yet another adventure movie on this list. Multiple rewrites and casting kept the movie at a chaotic pace during production. The critics and Movie goers were led to disappointment after the release of the movie. The budget for the movie was around $115 Million. However, the movie’s US gross was only $10 Million. Guinness World Records named the movie in their list of the most expensive flops of all time. The movie went through a loss of almost $147 Million due to inflation.

5. Mars Needs Moms

Disney released Mars Needs Moms in 2011 as a 3d animated sci-fi movie. This is the second movie of Disney on the list. The movie was based on a novel of the same name. Critics gave mixed reviews for the movie. Subsequently, Critics claimed the movie was a disaster at the box office. With a total budget of $115 Million and revenue of just $39 Million, Disney’s pockets were hit once again. Along with others, Mars Needs Moms also joined the list of being an expensive failure of Hollywood.

6. How Do You Know

Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, and Jack Nicholson starred in the romantic comedy “How do you know?“. The movie was released in 2010. The movie was an average romantic comedy consisting of love triangles and drama between the leads. The budget of the movie was as high as $120 Million. However, it grossed domestically a sum of $48.7 Million. The critics and public were out of the theatres with disappointment towards the movie. The movie accounted for a loss of $80 Million.

7. Town And Country

Town and Country is yet another romantic comedy on the list of box office disasters. The movie had gone through 12 release date changes due to constant script changes and demands from the actors. Eventually, the movie was released in 2001, after 3 years of its initial release date. The movie flopped at the box office with revenue as low as $10 Million. The overall budget of the movie was around $90 Million. The total loss incurred was approximately $80 Million.

8. The Promise

The Promise is a historic war drama, released in the year 2016. The film was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2017, the movie was all set to release. Unfortunately, the movie’s gross revenue was unable to uphold the grand budget dedicated to the movie. With a budget of $90 Million, the final product of the movie could only gain $10 Million. Incurring a total loss of $80 Million and saving their name from the list of expensive fails in the industry.

9. The Nutcracker In 3d

Adapted from the 1892 ballet of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, this movie was a musical fantasy drama released in 2010. The critics bashed the movie for all of its elements. Since the movie was an adaptation of the famous musical, The Nutcracker, it sure did raise anticipation in the hearts of fans. However, the movie was an indefinite flop at the box office. With a budget of $90 Million, the final grossing of the movie only gave place to a solid $20 Million. Subsequently, the movie became subjected to a loss of $70 Million.

10. The Alamo

The Alamo of 2004, is perhaps one of the most expensive ventures into the war historic drama genre. The movie was released in 2004 after receiving backlash from historians and fans alike. Because of their historic inaccuracies regarding the depiction of Crockett’s fate. No matter the budget put into the movie, it was not worth enough to save. Facing a loss of $85 Million with the initial budget being $107 Million and a net gross of $25.8 Million.

Box offices face a lot of such movies which might have had great potential, but due to poor execution; failed. Here was our top 10 movies which flopped at the Box Office.

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