Top 10 Flopped Hollywood Movies Of All Time

Below is a list of Top 10 Flopped Hollywood Movies Of All Time, if you think a name should be here post it in the comment. Have a good read!

10.   Stealth (2005) – inflation-adjusted net loss: $111.7 Million

Total cost: $170.8 Million
$77 Million revenue
Net loss (no inflation adjustment): $94 Million                                                                                                                                

Stealth was panned by critics; Rotten Tomatoes gave it 13%, with an average score of 3.8/10 and only 18 out of 136 reviews being positive. It holds a rating of just 7% when narrowed down to professional “top” critics, with an average score of 3.6/10 and only 2 out of 30 reviews being positive. In Metacritic, the film has a rating of 35% based on 31 reviews, which indicates “generally negative reviews”. Stealth holds a rating of a D+ on Yahoo Movies.

 

 

9. Heaven’s Gate (1980) – inflation–adjusted net loss:$114.3 Million

Total cost: $44 Million
$3.5 Million revenue
Net loss (no inflation adjustment): $40.5 Million

The November 19, 1980 premiere was, by all accounts, a disaster. During the intermission, the audience was so subdued that Cimino is said to have asked why no one was drinking the champagne. He was reportedly told by his publicist, “Because they hate the movie, Michael,” according to the book Final Cut, authored by United Artists executive Steven Bach.

New York Times critic Vincent Canby famously panned the film, calling Heaven’s Gate “an unqualified disaster,” comparing it to “a forced four-hour walking tour of one’s own living room.” Canby went even further by stating that “it fails so completely that you might suspect Mr. Cimino sold his soul to obtain the success of The Deer Hunter and the Devil has just come around to collect.”

 

 

8. Speed Racer (2008) – inflation–adjusted net loss:$114.5 Million

Total cost: $200 Million 
$94 Million revenue
Net loss (no inflation adjustment): $106 Million

Speed Racer has received generally negative reviews from film critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes ranked the film as “rotten”, with 39% of its selected critics giving the film positive reviews, based on 203 reviews with an average rating of 5.1/10. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 37 out of 100, which indicates “generally unfavorable reviews,” based on 37 reviews.

 

 

7. Town & Country (2001) – inflation–adjusted net loss:$124.2 Million

Total cost: $105 Million
$10.4 Million revenue
Net loss (no inflation adjustment): $94.6 Million

The film finally made it into theatres on April 27, 2001, nearly three years after filming began. It received generally negative reviews and was called “boorish” and “obtuse” by one reviewer. It holds a generally poor 13% rating on the review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. An article from The Hollywood Reporter lists Town & Country as the fifth-largest box office bomb of the 2000s. Due to the film’s poor reviews and dismal reception by audiences, most of the cast were not seen in major motion pictures for a lengthy duration of time. For instance, it is Beatty’s last film appearance to date. The only members of the cast that came out unscathed from the film were Diane Keaton, who went on to star in the box-office smash hit Something’s Gotta Give and maintained a successful career thereafter appearing in films to this date; Jenna Elfman went onto further film roles and television sitcoms; and Goldie Hawn made one more hit film (The Banger Sisters) before taking a break from films.

6. The 13th Warrior (1999) – inflation–adjusted net loss:$137.1 Million

Total cost: $160 Million
$61.7 Million revenue
Net loss (no inflation adjustment): $$98.3 Million

The 13th Warrior currently holds a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes which sums it up as “Atmospheric, great sets and costumes, but thin plot.” Roger Ebert gave the film one and a half stars out of four, remarking that it “lumber[s] from one expensive set-piece to the next without taking the time to tell a story that might make us care.” Conversely, James Berardinelli gave The 13th Warrior three stars out of four, calling it “a solid offering” that “delivers an exhilarating 100 minutes.”

 

 

5. Mars Needs Moms (2011) – inflation – adjusted net loss:$140.5 Million

Total cost: $175 Million
$39 Million revenue
Net loss at time of release: $136 Million

he film received mixed to negative reviews from critics. The acting was praised but the writing, story, 3D and drama were criticized. Opinions of the motion capture animation were also mixed. Some praised it for looking realistic and others criticized it for falling into the uncanny valley and looking creepy. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 37% of critics gave the film a positive review, based on reviews from 109 critics, with an average rating of 5 out of 10. The critical consensus was: “The cast is solid and it’s visually well-crafted, but Mars Needs Moms suffers from a lack of imagination and heart.” Metacritic assigned an average critical score of 49 out of 100 based on 22 reviews.

 

 

4. Sahara (2005) – inflation–adjusted net loss: $144.9 Million

Total cost: $241 Million
$119.3 Million revenue
Net loss (no inflation adjustment): $121.7 Million

Sahara has been given mixed reviews. It holds a 39% “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and with a score of 41 out of a 100 on Metacritic. It ranked 34th by U.S. box-office sales among titles released in 2005, at $68.6 million.

 

 

3. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) – inflation–adjusted net loss: $145.9 Million

Total cost: $120 Million 
$ 7.1 Million revenue
Net loss (no inflation adjustment): $113 Million

The Adventures of Pluto Nash did very poorly at the box office; Its budget was estimated at $100 million, with marketing costs of $20 million and domestic box office $4,420,080 and $2,683,893 overseas. It had a total worldwide gross of $7,103,973, making the film a very huge box office bomb — in fact, one of the worst of all time. The film was also a failure in terms of critical reception, being panned by critics and moviegoers alike. Rotten Tomatoes ranked the film 79th in the 100 worst 2000’s decade movies list, with a rating of 6% on the Tomatometer The majority of critics lambasted the movie for its acting, dialogue, lack of humor and crude special effects. Pluto Nash was nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards in 2003, including Worst Picture, and was later nominated for Worst Comedy of Our First 25 Years at the 25th Golden Raspberry Awards.

 

 

2. The Alamo (2004) – inflation–adjusted net loss: $146.6 Million

Total cost: $145 Million
$25.8 Million revenue
Net loss (no inflation adjustment): $119.2 Million

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 30% ‘rotten’ rating, with two-thirds of its “top critics” making that same assessment; the consensus states “Too conventional and uninvolving to be memorable.” Variety called it a “a historically credible but overly prosaic account of the most celebrated episode in the creation of an Americanized Texas.”

The Houston Chronicle gave the film a grade of “B”, saying Hancock, who the paper points out is a “former Houstonian”, “shows respect if not reverence for his state’s mythical heritage, even while viewing it from modern perspectives”; it notes the “build-up to battle is prolonged and talky, and for a classic tale of heroic defiance, this Alamo feels more restrained than rousing. Again, it’s no-win. When Hancock supplies history, the action and drama bog down. And even when he’s right, he’s wrong, since so many historians disagree about what happened at the site in what is now Downtown San Antonio.” Entertainment Weekly gave it a “C+”, saying “Hancock’s moderate, apolitical, war-is-hell dramatization of the famous 1836 battle that shaped the future of a free and independent American Texas isn’t nearly the flop that the exceptionally harsh and unavoidable advance chatter has suggested it is.

 

 

1. Cutthroat Island (1995) – inflation–adjusted net loss: $147.2 Million

Total cost: $115 Million
$18.5 Million revenue 
Net loss (no inflation adjustment): $96.5 Million

Cutthroat Island had a total cost of $98 million and the total U.S. gross was approximately $10 million. It may have been a contributing factor to the demise of the film’s production company, Carolco Pictures, and of Davis as a bankable star. It debuted at No.13 at the US box office.

In a radio interview in 2011, director Renny Harlin discussed the film’s box-office failure. He pointed out that Carolco was already in ruin before Cutthroat Island even began shooting, but had to make the film since financing from foreign investors was already in place. MGM, the film’s distributor, was in the process of being sold and thus could not devote itself into financing a marketing campaign for the film. Carolco filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a month before Cutthroat Island’s release.

This film was nominated for one Razzie Award, for Harlin as Worst Director, and has a 44% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 32 reviews.

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