Not every movie that gets made will make money. In fact, some movies that cost millions to make also lose millions of dollars. There are many reasons for this. Maybe the star has fallen out of favour with the public. Maybe the movie is getting bad reviews. Or it could be because people just aren’t interested in the movie. Whatever the reason, here are some of the biggest box office flops of all time.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
It is fair to say that many people have never even heard of this movie. The star is Eddie Murphy, once one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood. He earned millions for movies such as Beverly Hills Cop and Trading Places and helped to bring in even more at the box office. Apparently those days are now over and with movies such as The Adventures of Pluto Nash on his CV, it may be that we don’t see those days again. This movie cost $100 million to make and lost $96 million.
This movie was the first for its director but it still managed to garner $175 million in funding for the production. The movie was made in 2013 and starred Keanu Reeves but the star was not enough to bring the public to the cinema to see it. The movie lost a total of $98 million.
The Lone Ranger
Having a big name star in a movie is no longer enough to ensure big box office returns. This is proved again with The Lone Ranger, which starred Johnny Depp, fresh from his success in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. This cost $225 million to make but managed to lose $98 million, thanks in part to very bad reviews and production problems.
This film did so badly it closed the studio that made it. The movie was released in 2000 and had cost $90 million to make, but it actually lost $100 million. Fox Animation Studios closed ten days after the movie was released. Some big names were involved in the movie. Voice talents included Matt Damon and Drew Barrymore and Joss Whedon was involved in the writing. Poor reviews helped to seal its fate.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
An attempt to retell the story of King Arthur included an appearance from the footballer David Beckham and direction from Guy Ritchie, but this was not enough to turn it into the start of a successful movie franchise. It cost around $175 million to make but lost $150 million.