There are many movies that hit theaters costing a lot of money and don’t make enough money to even be profitable.
A big budget is not synonymous with success, as for different reasons, movies may not attract people to the cinema. Despite having good special effects, Hollywood stars and even being directed by renowned filmmakers.
Also, you have to remember that some movies gross more than their budget, but when you take out the percentage that theaters take, distribution and marketing spend, it makes them not even close to profitable.
We are going to review some movies that failed at the box office in recent years.
John Carter (2012).
This Disney movie was based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom book series and had a budget of around $250 million. However, it failed to attract enough audiences and grossed only around $73 million in the United States and $211 million worldwide. For many it is one of the biggest flops in the history of cinema, it is estimated that it had losses of around 200 million dollars.
THE LONE RANGER (2013).
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Once again Disney looking to repeat the Pirates of the Caribbean formula, but without success. Starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, this action movie based on the iconic pop culture character fell short of expectations at the box office. Despite its budget of over $200 million, it only managed to gross around $260 million worldwide, resulting in significant losses for the studio.
Mars Needs Mothers (2011).
Mars needs mothers
Normal that Disney bought Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Because his other films only caused losses like Mars needs mothers by Simon Wells. With a budget of approximately 150 million dollars, he only managed to raise around 39 million, a real hit. Bad reviews and a lack of public interest contributed to its financial failure.
47 Ronin (2013).
This action and fantasy film starring Keanu Reeves had a budget of more than 175 million dollars. However, it only grossed around $151 million in total. Despite having a loyal fan base, the film failed to attract a wide enough audience to recoup its high budget.
Cloud Atlas (2012).
The cloud atlas
Directed by the Wachowski brothers, this ambitious sci-fi film was based on the novel of the same name. Despite boasting an all-star cast and a budget of around $100 million, it only managed to gross approximately $130 million worldwide. Mixed reviews and its complex narrative contributed to its financial failure.
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