Box Office Bombs

by alexquinney | created - 12 Jan 2014 | updated - 17 Mar 2014 | Public

Films that lost money at the box office. World-wide gross vs Production budget.

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1. Mars Needs Moms (2011)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

49 Metascore

A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away.

Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois

Votes: 20,559 | Gross: $21.38M

2. The 13th Warrior (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History

42 Metascore

A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.

Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich

Votes: 113,787 | Gross: $32.70M

3. The Lone Ranger (2013)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 216,245 | Gross: $89.30M

4. R.I.P.D. (2013)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

25 Metascore

A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 114,691 | Gross: $33.62M

5. John Carter (2012)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton

Votes: 250,087 | Gross: $73.08M

6. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

49 Metascore

A scientist makes a last stand on Earth with the help of a ragtag team of soldiers against an invasion of alien phantoms.

Directors: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Ming-Na Wen, Ving Rhames

Votes: 79,251 | Gross: $32.13M

7. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy

Votes: 128,511 | Gross: $65.19M

8. Sahara (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

41 Metascore

Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn, Jude Akuwudike

Votes: 89,730 | Gross: $68.67M

9. Stealth (2005)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard

Votes: 50,988 | Gross: $32.12M

10. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi

12 Metascore

In the future, a man struggles to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the Mafia.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jay Mohr, Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 23,963 | Gross: $4.42M

11. The Alamo (2004)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, History, War

47 Metascore

Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio Texas.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Emilio Echevarría, Jason Patric

Votes: 19,222 | Gross: $22.41M

12. Green Lantern (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

39 Metascore

Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong

Votes: 261,131 | Gross: $116.60M

13. Cutthroat Island (1995)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 25,248 | Gross: $10.02M

14. Evan Almighty (2007)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

37 Metascore

God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, Johnny Simmons

Votes: 136,107 | Gross: $100.46M

15. Treasure Planet (2002)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

60 Metascore

A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that this movie is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 97,622 | Gross: $38.18M

16. Town & Country (2001)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

34 Metascore

Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps, some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Nastassja Kinski, Goldie Hawn

Votes: 4,601 | Gross: $6.72M

17. Supernova (I) (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

19 Metascore

Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a captain and pilot, a co-pilot, a medical... See full summary »

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: James Spader, Peter Facinelli, Robin Tunney, Angela Bassett

Votes: 16,779 | Gross: $14.22M

18. The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

PG | 110 min | Action, Family, Fantasy

18 Metascore

In 1920s Vienna, a young girl receives a magical doll on Christmas Eve.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Richard Philipps, Fernanda Dorogi, Kriszta Dorogi, Dániel Mogács

Votes: 3,424 | Gross: $0.20M

19. Windtalkers (2002)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War

51 Metascore

Two U.S. Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 64,120 | Gross: $40.91M

20. The Wolfman (2010)

R | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

43 Metascore

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Simon Merrells

Votes: 100,968 | Gross: $61.98M

21. xXx: State of the Union (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

37 Metascore

Darius Stone, a new agent in the xXx program, is sent to Washington, D.C. to stop a coup attempt against the President of the United States.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman

Votes: 66,032 | Gross: $26.87M

22. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

83 Metascore

In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 296,586 | Gross: $73.86M

23. How Do You Know (2010)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

After being cut from the U.S.A. softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson

Votes: 43,441 | Gross: $30.21M

24. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

50 Metascore

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 203,107 | Gross: $100.24M

25. The Great Raid (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, War

48 Metascore

Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco, Robert Mammone

Votes: 20,930 | Gross: $10.17M

26. A Sound of Thunder (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

24 Metascore

A single mistake in the past, by a time travel company in the future, has devastating and unforeseen consequences.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Armin Rohde

Votes: 18,541 | Gross: $1.89M

27. Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

49 Metascore

To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor, beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly eighty days.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Kathy Bates

Votes: 82,329 | Gross: $24.01M

28. Speed Racer (2008)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, Nicholas Elia

Votes: 67,301 | Gross: $43.95M

29. Gigli (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

18 Metascore

Larry Gigli is assigned by a crime boss to kidnap the brother of a prominent district attorney. A beautiful woman known only as Ricki is sent to stay with him to make sure he doesn't mess up the job.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bartha, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 45,462 | Gross: $6.07M

30. Alexander (2004)

R | 175 min | Action, Biography, Drama

39 Metascore

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 159,345 | Gross: $34.30M

31. Monkeybone (2001)

PG-13 | 93 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

40 Metascore

In a coma, a cartoonist finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, John Turturro, Chris Kattan

Votes: 16,347 | Gross: $5.41M

32. The Postman (1997)

R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

29 Metascore

A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams

Votes: 67,051 | Gross: $17.63M

33. Peter Pan (2003)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

64 Metascore

The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Jeremy Sumpter, Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 64,570 | Gross: $48.46M

34. Zoom (2006)

PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

26 Metascore

Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private academy.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, Chevy Chase, Spencer Breslin

Votes: 18,352 | Gross: $11.63M

35. Poseidon (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

50 Metascore

On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum, Josh Lucas

Votes: 95,705 | Gross: $60.67M

36. Beloved (1998)

R | 172 min | Drama, History, Horror

57 Metascore

Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of a mysterious young woman

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Yada Beener, Emil Pinnock

Votes: 6,921 | Gross: $22.85M

37. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

PG-13 | 138 min | Drama, History, Thriller

58 Metascore

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings, Christian Camargo

Votes: 58,016 | Gross: $35.17M

38. Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

51 Metascore

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy losses on humankind.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 218,434 | Gross: $61.74M

39. Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

32 Metascore

On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Anna Friel, Jorma Taccone

Votes: 63,796 | Gross: $49.44M

40. Conan the Barbarian (2011)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

36 Metascore

A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang

Votes: 93,556 | Gross: $21.30M

41. The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

37 Metascore

After an explosion in space and subsequent two-minute radio-out period, two astronauts return home to their wives. Slightly it's revealed that they're not the same as they were.

Director: Rand Ravich | Stars: Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall

Votes: 51,872 | Gross: $10.67M

42. Dudley Do-Right (1999)

PG | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

44 Metascore

Inept Canadian mountie Dudley Do-Right chases after villian Snidely Whiplash and woos girlfriend Nell Fenwick.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alfred Molina, Eric Idle

Votes: 9,443 | Gross: $9.69M

43. Chill Factor (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

33 Metascore

A new biological chemical weapon that explodes up to temperatures over fifty degrees Fahrenheit, falls into the hands of two men who try to make sure that it doesn't get stolen by a terrorist.

Director: Hugh Johnson | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Peter Firth, David Paymer

Votes: 9,099 | Gross: $11.23M

44. Red Planet (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

34 Metascore

Astronauts, and their robotic dog AMEE (Autonomous Mapping Evaluation and Evasion), search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.

Director: Antony Hoffman | Stars: Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore, Benjamin Bratt

Votes: 54,200 | Gross: $18.00M

45. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith<