You will hear a lot about the movies which bombs the box office with its release and earn a big amount of money and fame. But you never hear about a flop movie on which millions of dollars are spent but when they are released they just vanished and bear millions of dollars of losses.
The main thing is not the budget you spend on the making of movie but the amount of money that is spent on the marketing and advertising campaigns. The money spent on the movie has surely have importance but the advertisement has also its own benefits.
Following are top 5 flop movies of all time.
Budget: $50 million
Domestic gross: $21.9 million
Worldwide gross: $44.66 million
Loss: $40 million
Hellboy 1st sequel was very successful in terms of both fame and revenue. But Hellboy 2019 is big disaster in itself. Despite Guillermo del Toro and Ron Pearlman both willing to make another “Hellboy” movie, Lionsgate executives decided to make a reboot of the franchise without the pair who made the original “Hellboy” films and that’s lies the cause of the failure. Audience bashes the film very much on its release but that’s not all. The report says that the marketing budget for the movie is $35 million, bringing the total tally to the $85 million. The movie is surely a flop movie.
Gemini Man (2019)
Budget: $139 million
Domestic gross: $38 million
Worldwide gross: $121.5 million
Loss: $75 million
The movie turned out to be failure when most of the audience did not want to see the Will Smith along with aged Will Smith. The other cause is also that the many theaters could not show this movie due to audience behavior as intended.
The film was shot in 4K 3D at 120fps in a very realistic and weird way, but there are no cinemas in the United States that can handle this kind of technology. Fourteen theaters show it in 120fps 3D but in 2K, while the vast majority of theaters will show it in 3D and 60 fps.
However there were not many people who turned to watch this movie. The film made $120 million worldwide in two weeks. The $139 million movie cost an additional $100 million to market. It is estimated that the movie will bear $75 million loss till the movie ages out of theater. The movie also made its name in the flop movies list.
Budget: $80 million
Domestic gross: $17.48 million
Worldwide gross: $33.46 million
Loss (inflation-adjusted): $93 million
Red planet was a sci-fi futuristic film about astronauts stranded on mars with a killer robot featuring Val Kilmer. Not only the movie explodes but it also broke the friendship. Tom Seizmore and co-star Klimmer allegedly got into a fight. Apparently, Kilmer was angry that the production had shipped an oval machine of size mover to Australia, where the film was being shot. All in all the movie didn’t get the hype as it expected to get from the audience.
The Wolfman (2019)
Budget: $150 million
Domestic gross: $62 million
Worldwide gross: $139.8 million
Loss (inflation-adjusted): $93.3 million
The wolfman 2019 is actually a remake of 1941 movie. The cast of a movie featuring many stars has a huge amount of budget. Also the spectacular special effects also consumed a heavy amount of budget. But the production of the film was disrupted, the original director left the film just three weeks before the shooting, several releases were delayed and extensive re-surgery was performed, which cut the original $85 million production budget to $150. 1 million was completed. The movie also made it into the list of top flop movies of all time.
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