Sunday, February 3, 2008

The 25 Biggest Box-Office Bombs

From Moviefone.com. Full article HERE. Their list is not based on financial losses alone, but, as they say, films "that bomb with moviegoers AND critics alike." Figures in millions. Keep in mind that movies can often recoup domestic losses with revenues from international release.

25. Sahara (2005)
Budget: $160
Domestic Gross: $68.7
Loss: $-91.3







24. Alexander (2004)
Budget: $155
Domestic Gross: $34.3
Loss: $-120.7







23. Inchon (1982)
Budget: $46
Domestic Gross: $5.2
Loss: $-40.8







22. Poseidon (2006)
Budget: $160
Domestic Gross: $60.7
Loss: $-99.3





21. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
Budget: $160
Domestic Gross: $48.6
Loss: $-111.4







20. One From The Heart (1982)
Budget:
$25
Domestic Gross: $0.6
Loss: $-24.4







19. All The King's Men (2006)
Budget: $55
Domestic Gross: $7.2
Loss: $-47.8







18. Leonard, Part 6 (1987)
Budget: undisclosed
Domestic Gross: $4.6








17. Shanghai Surprise (1986)
Budget: $17
Domestic Gross: $2.3
Loss: $-14.7







16. Basic Instinct 2 (1992)
Budget: $70
Domestic Gross: $6
Loss: $-64







15. A Sound Of Thunder (2005)
Budget: $80
Domestic Gross: $1.9
Loss: $-78.1







14. Hudson Hawk (1991)
Budget: $65
Domestic Gross: $17.2
Loss: $-47.8







13. Howard The Duck (1986)
Budget: $37
Domestic Gross: $16.3
Loss: $-20.7







12. Bonfire Of The Vanities (1990)
Budget: $47
Domestic Gross: $15.7
Loss: $-31.3







11. Catwoman (2004)
Budget: $100
Domestic Gross: $40.2
Loss: $-59.8








10. Battlefield Earth (2000)
Budget: $73
Domestic Gross: $21.5
Loss: $-51.5







9. Gigli (2003)
Budget: $54
Domestic Gross: $6.1
Loss: $-47.9







8. Waterworld (1995)
Budget: $175
Domestic Gross: $88.2
Loss: $-86.8







7. The Postman (1997)
Budget: $80
Domestic Gross: $17.6
Loss: $-62.4







6. Cutthroat Island (1995)
Budget: $98
Domestic Gross: $10
Loss: $-88







5. Cleopatra (1963)
Budget: $44
Domestic Gross: $26
Loss: $-18







4. Heaven's Gate (1980)
Budget: $44
Domestic Gross: $3.5
Loss: $-40.5







3. Ishtar (1987)
Budget: $55
Domestic Gross: $14.5
Loss: $-40.5







2. The Adventures Of Pluto Nash (2002)
Budget: $100
Domestic Gross: $4.4
Loss: $-95.6






1. Town & Country (2001)
Budget: $90
Domestic Gross: $6.7
Loss: $-83.3






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14 comments:

  1. Actually Hudson Hawk and Waterworld have moved on to become cult classice. They have become one of those rare movies that actually scoffed at when at the cinemas and over time with TV rotations, VHS and word of mouth gained their own fans and hence become cult classics.

    I should know, Im a cult fan of both.

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  2. Billy Jack is a cult classic, too, Constant, but it's still shit.

    I saw Hudson Hawk. It was shit. Ishtar, on the other hand, made me laugh. So go figure.

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  3. Once again, I'm left to wonder-why is Kevin Costner allowed to star in ANY movie anymore?

    I'm still pissed that Dances with Wolves beat out Goodfellas for the Oscar for Best Picture.

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  4. Where's Evan Almighty on the list? That movie sucked and lost tons of money.

    I actually like Waterworld, even though I admit it's pretty B-grade. While Sahara was nowhere as good as the book, going in with low expectations I found it entertaining enough. The rest of the movies definitely suck though.

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  5. What is "All movies that will eventually air on TBS & TNT?"

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  6. I watched Slap Shot a while back and wow, that movie was shit too. I wonder how it did $$$-wise?

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  7. Dude, no one should be hating on Howard the Duck. That was one of my favorite movies when I was 10. But so was Dirty Dancing. And I think Bonfire of the Vanities is available for instant viewing on Netflix, if anyone wants to take a risk. I don't.

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  8. Is it bad that I liked Sahara? I know it got panned, but had no idea it lost that much money.

    I remember going to watch Waterworld on opening night. Boy, was I disappointed.

    And speaking of shitty movies.. I went to see Strange Wilderness this weekend. HOLY GOD. I'd feel better rewarded if I bought a blow from a $10 hooker and got herpes.

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  9. Fabio, I'm surprised to hear that about Strange Wilderness. Because it looked so good.

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  10. I Love Hudson Hawk. Saw it in the theather, owned it on VHS, and have now moved on to DVD.

    Then again I also love Surviving Christmas and Oscar.

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  11. Seeing Speed 2 on that list is sweet justice! SB is a cousin of mine. She ain't that nice.

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  12. Many of these movies, including Waterworld, actually did turn a profit for the studio when international revenues are factored in. And who gives a crap what critics say? I don't read a paper to find out what other people think I should think.

    One that they're leaving out though is "Stealth" (2005), which lost a TON of money (> $100 million) but was actually a really fun Rob Cohen movie and a great flick to own on DVD.

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  13. Yes I've seen interviews with Costner who gets pissed when Waterworld is called a flop since it pulled in more than 250 million worldwide. Doesn't mean the movie isn't terrible though.

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