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Top 10 Movie Flops of the Last Decade

Top 10 Movie Flops of the Last Decade
you gotta spend money to make money and sometimes lose money hey guys it's Phoebe with WatchMojo today we're counting down our picks for the top ten biggest

movie

flops

of the

last

decade

and they've requested your assistance with a giant problem well giants we're taking a look at

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s released between 2010 and 2011 we're ranking our picks based on how high financial expectations were and how much money they lost the studio's let's get to it if you like what you're hearing be sure to check out the full song at the link below number ten Dark Phoenix while the previous x-men

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s had been critically hit and miss all of them were financially successful so when Fox gave Dark Phoenix the go-ahead it seemed like another guaranteed blockbuster please stop not until I know you're gonna be okay unfortunately the film was a storm of unforeseen obstacles what was originally supposed to be a two-part

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suddenly had to be squeezed into one if you break something anything I can fix it not anything reshoots were ordered due to negative test screenings and tweaks were allegedly also made to avoid comparison to an MCU

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meanwhile Disney was in the midst of acquiring Fox which was partially blamed for the film's poor marketing horrible reviews were the final nail in the coffin for Dark Phoenix which made roughly 250 million dollars on a 200 million dollar budget reportedly losing 100 million dollars it's currently the lowest grossing...
top 10 movie flops of the last decade
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to date we're not leaving anyone behind I am NOT putting this team in more danger number 9 Green Lantern coming out the same year as Thor and Captain America the First Avenger Green Lantern was seen as a potential launching point for a DC Cinematic Universe given the film's abysmal box office returns it's not surprising that DC decided to start fresh with Man of Steel two years later plans for a Green Lantern trilogy were also quickly scrapped with a 200 million dollar production budget and another 100 million dollars going towards marketing the film reportedly needed to bring in five hundred million dollars to be deemed a worthwhile investment the Rinne never makes mistake this time it did unfortunately for the studio Green Lantern made just under two hundred and twenty million dollars worldwide losing more than what it costs to produce Deadpool how ironic that a film about a superhero draped in green couldn't bring in the green number eight Fantastic Four a couple years before Disney came along with 71 billion dollars to burn Fox made a

last

-ditch effort to prove that they could make a watchable Fantastic Four

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did audiences embrace Fox's gritty take on the colorful superhero team well by the end of its opening weekend the film came in second at the domestic box office to Mission Impossible rogue nation which had already been out for over a week in North America Fantastic Four grossed 56.1 million dollars which is about how much...
top 10 movie flops of the last decade
it's 2005 predecessor made in its opening weekend alone hey it's fantastic with an overall intake of one hundred and sixty seven point nine billion dollars the film lost nearly 100 million on a budget of no less than 120 million we guessed their loss was the MC use gain enough when your world is destroyed and I'm all that's left then it will be enough number seven monster trucks a film about monster trucks that are literally monsters living inside trucks doesn't exactly scream bonafide hit nevertheless we guess the idea offers a few possibilities for tie-in merchandise there's something going on here something crazy and and I don't even know how to begin to explain maybe this could have actually turned a respectable profit with a modest budget of twenty five million dollars this studio unwisely decided to throw 125 million dollars at monster trucks however we can only assume one of the studio heads thought this was going to be the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Ninja Turtles built a fanbase with comics toys and a cartoon though monster trucks went blindly charging into the fast lane without any driving experience grossing sixty four point five million dollars worldwide what was intended to jumpstart a franchise instead lost an estimated one hundred and twenty 3.1 million dollars their family he was looking for his parents number six JOHN CARTER disney's broken one box office record after another in recent years but the company has also...
top 10 movie flops of the last decade
produced some of the

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s biggest bombs bhasu a world on the brink was the dangus new power threatens to destroy our city of helium the mouse house seemingly had high hopes that this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs classic sci-fi novel would be another Pirates of the Caribbean why else would they have invested 350 million dollars into its production and marketing you could take a trip to outer space for just a fraction of the film's budget you come--the earn is that what she's funds are holy messengers of the goddess all that money couldn't pack theaters though as John Carter only made seventy three million dollars domestically and two hundred and eighty four point 1 million overall although John Carter led to a 200 million dollar write down Disney bought Lucasfilm only a few months later so it wasn't the end of the world for them by the ancient rite of moons and water are you bound together husband and wife number five The BFG on paper The BFG appeared to be too big to fail my giant country it was being distributed by Disney it was based on a cherished book by literary legend Roald Dahl and mark director Steven Spielberg's returned to family friendly entertainment unlike some of the other films on this list the BFG also had mostly positive reviews on its side for whatever reason though more people wanted to see the purge election year and the legend of tarzan over the 4th of July weekend won't be like that will stop the Giants will make them go...
away forever making just over 55 million dollars in North America and 180 3.3 million dollars in total The BFG had much smaller returns than expected like Willy Wonka BFG could become a cult classic someday but it likely won't recoup its 140 million dollar budget any time soon there's only one word for that Magister number four Mars Needs Moms motion capture animation can really rack up a film's budget but with the right source material ie the Polar Express or A Christmas Carol it can result in high financial rewards my life would be so much better if I didn't have to be a nagging mom yo my life would be so much better if I didn't have a mom at all a quirky children's book like Mars Needs Moms wasn't especially well suited for such uncanny valley technology however a project like this should have gone for a bright cartoony look with a budget no bigger than 30 million dollars Aled Jimmy Neutron instead somebody wrote a 150 million dollar check for an inevitable bomb Mars Needs Moms made 39 million dollars and yes that was the film's worldwide gross I know it's not fair not only was this Disney's biggest dud to date but it spelled the end for image movers digital between John Carter and this Disney should just stay away from Mars number 3 47 Ronin we're so happy Keanu Reeves made it come back in the late 2010 because 47 Ronin looked like a certified career killer this he'll need demons power to see past a witch's disguise are...
you a demon no this action samurai fantasy was apparently a production nightmare as first-time director Carl Rinsch received a one hundred and seventy five million dollar budget and following reshoots was excluded from the editing process I will not rest until justice is done will not sleep until our master lies in peace and will not pray unless it is to ask the heavens forgiveness one source claimed that the film's budget rose to two hundred and twenty five million dollars meaning it would have to bring in five hundred million dollars just to break even while the universal executive contested those numbers forty-seven Ronin still needed to make much more than thirty eight million dollars domestically we are 47 it didn't do much better in Japan where the film opened with 1.3 million dollars u.s. with a final gross of just 151 point eight million dollars Reeves is lucky that John wick was less than a year away number two cats the stage version of cats made almost four billion dollars worldwide breathing new life into the Broadway musical haven't seen you before have I the cinematic version of cats was such a catastrophic flop that it probably would have killed the

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musical if frozen 2 hadn't come out a month earlier that said cats was completely overshadowed by the frozen sequel not to mention rise of Skywalker Katz is already developing a so bad it's good reputation not unlike the room where the room costs just six million dollars to make however...
cats had a 95 million dollar budget right well that's not going to work is it that's why I say to you so it's gonna take a lot of late night screenings and Home Media sales for this thing to ever show a profit at the beginning of 2020 Universal is looking at an estimated loss somewhere between 71 and 100 million dollars me-ouch I want to say cats was robbed but no no it was just really really bad before we unveil our number one pick here are some honorable mentions what'll be will be you stand up strong would you head up don't try don't let them have the satisfaction we've made a breakthrough with the nanotechnology we can rebuild any material faster than before since that extent sells tissue regeneration the medical applications are now there with us how much Laura I said how much 83 dollars 83 dollars are you crazy why that's practically our food budget for two whole months I don't even know why I kept it what's this charting I was just trying to keep it safe to keep okay so how does it work you give NSA the data they run in water no they have a remote login we run it you're not thinking come on they got the keys to the kingdom before we continue be sure to subscribe to our channel and ring the bell to get notified about our latest videos you have the option to be notified for occasional videos or all of them if you're on your phone make sure you go into your settings and switch on notifications number one mortal engines with...
a production budget somewhere between 100 and 150 million dollars mortal engines was a risky venture for Universal give me everything you have when Peter Jackson is attached as a screenwriter and producer though a risk can start to seem like a sure thing I've heard that before just need a little more time Oh plus the film was based on a beloved why a novel by Philip Reeve inviting plenty of franchise potential the studio knew it was in big trouble when mortal engines only brought in 7.5 million dollars over its opening weekend I will take away things went downhill from there as the film plummeted 77 percent during its second weekend grossing just eighty three point seven million dollars worldwide mortal engines crashed and burned thanks - unenthusiastic reviews and a crowded holiday season high post production costs further contributed to the studio's monumental loss of one hundred and seventy four point eight million dollars you've failed do you agree with our picks let us know in the comments and hey if you're a fan of the song playing right now be sure to check out the music video for it right here bus control