Special Report

The Biggest Movie Flops in Hollywood History

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25. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (2013)
> Loss: $49,892,067
> Production budget: $70,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $20,107,933
> Starring: Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd
> Directed by: Will Finn, Daniel St. Pierre

“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” is an animated musical fantasy based on a novel by Roger S. Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum, who wrote the Wizard of Oz books. “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” follows Dorothy as she returns to Oz after a tornado destroys her home. Critics did not like the movie, but most fans did, with 68% of audiences giving the film a positive rating.

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24. Hard Rain (1998)
> Loss: $50,129,433
> Production budget: $70,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $19,870,567
> Starring: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid
> Directed by: Mikael Salomon

“Hard Rain” is a heist movie that follows an armored truck driver who tries to prevent a local gang from stealing the $3 million in his truck during a storm. “Virtually nothing that takes place here is believable for a moment,” wrote Todd McCarhy of Variety. Overall, just 34% of audience reviewers and 30% of film critics liked “Hard Rain.”

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23. Battlefield Earth (2000)
> Loss: $50,274,337
> Production budget: $80,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $29,725,663
> Starring: John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, Barry Pepper
> Directed by: Roger Christian

“Battlefield Earth,” a sci-fi action-adventure film in which Earth is a wasteland, centers on one human. The human tries to save all of humanity from the alien race of Psychols who have taken over. Only 3% of critics gave the film a positive review. According to Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus, “Battlefield Earth” is “a stunningly misguided, aggressively bad sci-fi folly” that is also “ugly, campy, and poorly acted.”

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22. Blackhat (2015)
> Loss: $50,334,996
> Production budget: $70,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $19,665,004
> Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei
> Directed by: Michael Mann

“Blackhat” follows a convicted hacker who is released from prison on the condition that he helps American and Chinese authorities find a high-level cybercrime network with members all over the world. Most critics agree that the thriller has a few moments of well-developed action scenes, but they also agree it is dull and slow. Fans were even less impressed as just 24% liked “Blackhat,” compared to 32% of critics.

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21. R.I.P.D. (2013)
> Loss: $50,923,322
> Production budget: $130,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $79,076,678
> Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker
> Directed by: Robert Schwentke

“R.I.P.D” is a supernatural action-adventure movie about a recently murdered cop who joins the Rest In Peace Department. It consists of undead police officers charged with protecting the living from destructive souls hiding among them. The only positive reviews about the movie were about Jeff Bridges’ performance.