A LIST OF FILMS THAT LOST BIG MONEY

A LIST OF FILMS THAT LOST BIG MONEY

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

Recently I was shocked to read about the number of films that “bombed” at the cinema. Films that cost millions of US$ to produce and no one went to see them at cinemas so that they lost millions of US$.

What also surprised me is that often big stars were in them such as Kevin Costner, John Trivolta, Eddie Murphy, Bruce Willis and Anthony Hopkins to name but a few. Often top writers were behind the stories. And in many cases the films were directed by directors who have also had many successes. I have not included that detail as it made the chart too cluttered.

I also thought everything Disney touched turned to gold. Apparently not (I’m so amazed) they managed to lose US$ 123 million on Mars Needs Moms in 2011, but as they made US$ 362 million on Cars 2 in the same year I don’t think they’d be too worried.

Here is the list of the biggest 50 loss making films:

                                                                                                  Estimated              Production            Box        Release

                                                                                                  Loss                        Budget                   Office     Date

                                                                                                 US$                        US$                        US$

                                                                                                ‘000,000                  ‘000,000              ‘000,000

#50. Event Horizon                                                           52                              94                           42           Aug. 15, 1997

#49. Windtalkers                                                                 52                             160                         108         June 14, 2002

#48. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return                            53                               74                           21           May 9, 2014

#47. Blackhat                                                                      53                                 74                           21           Jan. 16, 2015

#46. Flight of the Phoenix                                                 54                              99                           45           Dec. 17, 2004

#45. In the Name of the King:

A Dungeon Siege Tale                                                        54                             70                           16           Jan. 11, 2008

#44. R.I.P.D.                                                                         55                          140                         85           July 19, 2013

#43. Titan A.E.                                                                     56                          109                         53           June 16, 2000

#42. The Last Castle                                                           56                           85                           29           Oct. 19, 2001

#41. Flyboys                                                                         56                           75                           19           Sept. 22, 2006

#40. All the King’s Men                                                      57                         68                           11           Sept. 22, 2006

#39. Gods and Generals                                                     57                         75                           18           Feb. 21, 2003

#37. The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle                59                        111                         52           June 30, 2000

#36. 3000 Miles to Graceland                                           61                       88                           27           Feb. 23, 2001

#35. Rollerball                                                                      61                       97                           36           Feb. 8, 2002

#34. Meet Joe Black                                                           62                     131                         69           Nov. 13, 1998

#33. The Great Raid                                                           63                       77                           14           Aug. 12, 2005

#32. Wyatt Earp                                                                  64                     106                         42           June 24, 1994

#31. Monster Trucks                                                           65                    128                         63           Jan. 13, 2017

#30. Supernova                                                                   66                      87                           21           Jan. 14, 2000

#29. Beyond Borders                                                          66                    82                           16           Oct. 24, 2003

#28. Virus                                                                              67                   113                         46           Jan. 15, 1999

#27. Red Planet                                                                   68                   116                         48           Nov. 10, 2000

#26. Turbulence                                                                   68                    86                           18           Jan. 10, 1997

#25. Timeline                                                                       73                   109                         36           Nov. 26, 2003

#24. Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000          73                    116                         43           : May 12, 2000

#23. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within                            73                  194                         120         July 11, 2001

#22. Holy Man                                                                    74                     92                           19           Oct. 9, 1998

#21. Father’s Day                                                                77                    133                         56           May 9, 1997

#20. Hard Rain                                                                    77                  108                         31           Jan. 16, 1998

#19. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever                                             78                   97                           20           Sept. 20, 2002

#18. Last Man Standing                                                    78                   107                         29           Sept. 20, 1996

#17. Stealth                                                                          79                   177                         98           July 29, 2005

#16. Osmosis Jones                                                             80                 88                           19           Aug. 10, 2001

#15. The Nutcracker in 3D                                                80                 103                         24           Nov. 24, 2010

#14. Lucky Numbers                                                          80                   95                           15           Oct. 27, 2000

#13. How Do You Know?                                                  81                  138                         57           Dec. 17, 2010

#12. The Promise                                                                 81                  92                           11           April 21, 2017

#11. Hudson Hawk                                                             88                 120                         32           May 24, 1991

#10. The Alamo                                                                   90                 122                         32           April 9, 2004

#9. The Postman                                                                 92                 125                         33           Dec. 25, 1997

#8. Soldier                                                                             93                115                         22           Oct. 23, 1998

#7. A Sound of Thunder                                                    95                 103                         8              Sept. 2, 2005

#6. The 13th Warrior                                                          95                188                         93           Aug. 27, 1999

#5. Monkeybone                                                                 98                  106                         8                              Feb. 23, 2001

#4. Cutthroat Island                                                           121                 151                         30           Dec. 22, 1995

#3. Mars Needs Moms                                                       123                167                         44           March 11, 2011

#2. The Adventures of Pluto Nash                                   129               139                         10           Aug. 16, 2002

#1. Town & Country                                                           134                149                         15           April 27, 2001

ROALD DAHL INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m gonna ignore your advice.

– The Fantastic Mr Fox

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” — Howard Ruff

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…knowing that even Disney can get it wrong

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Knock, knock!

Who’s there?

Mary-Lee

Mary-Lee who?

Mary-Lee, Mary-Lee, life is but a dream. Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream…

LOVE IS…

Love is…wearing his biker jacket

TRACK OF THE DAY

Mrs Robinson/Being Around – Lemonheads

Highest Chart Position: No.19 2nd January 1993

 

 

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