Some movies make it big and others are box office bombs. We’ve taken a look at some of the box office bombs that cost way more to make than they generated in ticket sales.
Here are the top five biggest box office bombs of all time.
5. The Lone Ranger
You wouldn’t expect a movie starring Johnny Depp to flop, but this 2013 movie makes it into the top 5 of biggest box office bombs. The movie also scored a measly 31% on rotten tomatoes, but that’s not why it’s one of the box office bombs.
The movie had a staggering $375 million price tag to produce and market and only ended up racking in $260.5 million worldwide, meaning it lost around $150 million for Disney.
4. John Carter
It’s one of the box office bombs that had some severe consequences for Disney.
As the movie cost around $450 million to make, its $284 million worldwide sales couldn’t even save it from disaster, causing Rich Ross to resign as Head of Walt Disney Studios.
3. The 13th Warrior
Antonio Banderas isn’t known for starring in box office bombs, but rather as a movie star that has some serious ticket-sales power. However, even he can’t escape making a flop of a film.
The 1999 movie, The 13th Warrior had a relatively modest budget of $120 million compared to some of the price tags on the production and marketing of other movies. However, it still managed to come in at a loss of around $60 million, having only managed to generate $61.6 million in ticket sales worldwide.
2. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
This 2017, Guy Ritchie movie had the marks of a great movie in the making.
Unfortunately, it ended up being one of the biggest box office bombs of 2017. It is estimated that it cost Warner Bros. $175 million to make and market the movie, which bombed at a whopping $150 million loss. To add insult to injury, the movie only scored 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.
1. 47 Ronin
Opening on Christmas Day 2013 might not have been the best idea, or perhaps it was due to its $225 million budget.
Whatever the reason, this movie starring Keanu Reeves did not impress movie-goers and ended up being one of the biggest box office bombs of all time making only $150 million, resulting in an estimated $150 million loss.
Have you watched any of the box office bombs on our list? Did you think they would do better or worse? Drop us a comment below and let us know.