Special Report

The Biggest Movie Flops in Hollywood History

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15. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
> Loss: $55,705,158
> Production budget: $70,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $14,294,842
> Starring: Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Talisa Soto
> Directed by: Wych Kaosayananda

A former FBI agent is charged with tracking down a former DIA agent. The two are after an injectable device that can kill anyone with a push of a button. Not a single critic gave the mystery/action movie a positive review. The film’s Tomatometer score is 0%, compared to a 19% audience score. “Plot holes galore, clichés, senseless violence, and an incoherent script to top it all off,” Felix Vasques Jr. wrote for Cinema Crazed.

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14. Osmosis Jones (2001)
> Loss: $56,403,089
> Production budget: $70,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $13,596,911
> Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Chris Rock, David Hyde Pierce
> Directed by: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

“Osmosis Jones” is a combination of a live action and animated comedy. The film is about a white blood cell (Chris Rock) in a cop’s body (Bill Murray). The white blood cell is trying to kill off a virus (Laurence Fishburne) before the virus kills the cop. The film is one of a few on this list that received a higher rating from audiences than from critics, with 41% of viewers giving the flick a positive rating, compared to 55% of critics.

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13. The Postman (1997)
> Loss: $59,158,877
> Production budget: $80,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $20,841,123
> Starring: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate
> Directed by: Kevin Costner

Set in post-Apocalyptic America, a drifter wearing a postman’s clothes delivers old mail, giving hope to survivors that the U.S. government has been restored. “The Postman’ would make for a goofy good time if it weren’t so fatally self-serious,” according to Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus. Only 8% of movie critics and 50% of audiences on Rotten Tomatoes liked the drama.

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12. Soldier (1998)
> Loss: $60,376,918
> Production budget: $75,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $14,623,082
> Starring: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs
> Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson

The movie centers on a highly skilled soldier who is dumped on a waste planet after being deemed obsolete. There he joins a group of colonists who try to stop the launch of a group of genetically engineered killers. Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus describes the action movie as a “waste of a good set.”

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11. Stealth (2005)
> Loss: $61,583,254
> Production budget: $138,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $76,416,746
> Starring: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx
> Directed by: Rob Cohen

Three Navy fighter pilots are involved in a top secret mission to prepare an unmanned aircraft to hit foreign targets. One of the pilots doesn’t trust the artificial intelligence technology and tries to stop it before it leads to a world war. Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus describes the movie as “loud, preposterous, and predictable.”