I cannot imagine anything worse than having a movie fail at the box office after having spent millions of dollars in production. Not to mention the countless amount of hours, blood, sweat and tears that go into a film from all parties. Whether you’re behind the scenes, or starring in a major role, you want nothing more than to see your film rise to the top. Unfortunately, the following films that were released last year faced the unforeseen circumstance of utter failure. Better luck on the next one, guys!
A 2015 American–Australian space-opera centered on Jupiter Jones, an ordinary cleaning woman, and Caine Wise, an interplanetary warrior who informs Jones that her destiny extends beyond Earth. Think of this film as a cross between the Matrix and Star Wars.
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Projected Production Cost: $176mil
Total Box Office Sales: $183.9mil
Total Gain: $7.9mil (OK, so not a complete loss, but not much of a gain either…)
Hot Tub Time Machine
Becoming an adult is anything but easy, and these four close friends show you why. Adam, recently dumped, Lou, a non-stop party animal, Craig, consistently worn down by his wife, and Jacob, a video game junkie find nothing but boredom and redundancy in their everyday life. That is until a night of drinking in a hot tub results in their waking up in 1986. This one is sure to be attention grabbing and hilarious…right??
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Projected Production Cost: $14mil
Total Box Office Sales: $13.1mil
Total Loss: $900k
If Peter Pan or Hook were not one of your all time favorite movies as a kid, then you weren’t living right! A simple twist on the timeless story of all your favorite characters: Peter, Hook and the Lost Boys was expected to make box office sales explode. Unfortunately Americans were not ready to witness yet another take on this classic childhood story.
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Projected Production Cost: $150mil
Total Box Office Sales: $119.8mil
Total Loss: $30.2mil (OUCH!!)
An American-action comedy film adopted from the novel series written by Kyril Bonfigliolo. Between angry Russians, the British Mi5, artists and terrorists, this film was sure to be action packed and leave the audience on the edge of their seats. Unfortunately, some stories should be kept in books and off of the big screen…
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Projected Production Cost: $60mil
Total Box Office Sales: $4mil
Total Loss: $56million (MAJOR OUCH!!)