Most Expensive and Biggest Movie Flops Ever
For the viewers like us, sitting in a cinema watching a movie flop going down the rabbit hole with every passing second feels miserable. We think that those two hours of our life are wasted, and time spent that we will never get back—not to mention, the bucks we spent on that movie (well, the bucks spent on the food maybe an exception). But for the producers, it is miserable. After all, those millions and millions of dollars and years of efforts went in vain. One may be curious enough to have a look at the balance sheets of these flops as to see how many dollars of those producers and production firms were wasted. With that curiosity in mind, you are at the right place.
For a movie just to break even, the total gross revenue in the United States and worldwide needs to be three times the budget… and that this again, just to breakeven because we need to account for the 2nd largest budget other than production cost, and that is the marketing budget. So here is the list of the biggest box office flops ever; the list includes the biggest cinema flops ever filmed! So let us start reading why these movies did so bad! PS: The losses are estimated, and adjusted for inflation in US dollars.
The Lone Ranger
Year Released: 2013; Budget: $215 million
Loss: $300 million
The Lone Ranger television was a classic amongst little boys who wanted to grow up an be a cowboy and fight the bad guys. The 2013 movie was a huge disappointment with United States audience, pulling in only $89 million and cumulatively worldwide 260 million. With Johnny Depp, perhaps the most over-rated and overpaid actor in Hollywood for a couple decades and Armie Hammer, who is only getting big Hollywood roles because of his last name… these two just didn’t cut it.
This movie was a huge flop costing the studios approximately $300 million with the critics over at Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 30% score. Let us not mention the culturally appropriation of Johnny Depp’s character as Tonto… but then again, this was back in 2013 before everyone got offended over an “actor” acting in a role that was not of his ethnicity.
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