The movie industry is huge, with many movies these days making hundreds of millions of dollars. Because people love going to the cinema so much, most movies that are released do go on to make a profit. However, there’s always the odd one that doesn’t do that well and ends up making a loss.
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
The computer-animated, sci-fi family comedy film was released in 2011 but went on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest box office bombs. The film’s budget was around $150 million, yet it only made around $40 million worldwide. It’s the worst-performing film branded by Disney and critics think one of the reasons why it didn’t connect is because it has a mother being kidnapped from her child.
Another Disney film, John Carter is known for being one of the most expensive flops ever. The film did manage to do quite well at the box office, especially in international markets, though its huge budget meant it only just managed to break even.
Back when Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were an item, they teamed up for this romantic comedy. The film received very poor reviews and is widely considered one of the worst films ever made. It was made on a budget of around $75 million, yet only made $7.5 million.
Green Lantern (2011)
This DC Comics film opened to negative reviews and grossed nearly $220 million at the box office, though its budget was just over $200 million. Even though it did break even, it’s still considered a flop because it was expected to do so much better.
Treasure Planet (2002)
This Disney film received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature and got its fair share of favourable reviews, yet it failed to break even. Its budget was $140 million, yet it barely managed to make $100 million worldwide. The film’s poor performance led to its sequel being cancelled.
The Alamo (2004)
This war film focused on the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. The film scored points for its historical accuracy, but the critics found plenty of other things to pick up on. It was made on a budget of $107 million, but only managed to make $25 million at the box office.
This family-friendly Peter Pan origin story didn’t do well with critics, who gave it a ton of negative reviews. The film didn’t quite manage to break even at the box office, taking in $129 million worldwide against a working budget of $150 million.
The 13th Warrior (1999)
The budget for this historical fiction action film kept rising and rising, which is one of the main reasons why this film is considered the biggest flop in Hollywood history. Though it debuted at #2 in the US, it reportedly made a loss of between $70 million and $130 million.
47 Ronin (2013)
This Universal Studios film about a group of 18th century samurai is one of the biggest box office bombs ever. This film failed to break even and it’s estimated that it lost Universal Studios a whopping $150 million.