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15th Feb '16 8:37:14 AM hamza678
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14th Feb '16 4:04:19 PM ABigGuy4U
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Well actually... not really. Or not yet anyways. While the rest of the world is a much bigger market and can rack up film returns in the billions, behind these numbers overseas distribution is actually a lot less profitable for the studios themselves. While domestically studios take home about half of box office overseas they take home far less and have additional costs like needing a local dub track. How much can vary depending on the country in question. So studios still count on covering their costs domestically and judge a movie accordingly. While it's possible in practice [[AvertedTrope aversions]] tend to be from marginal cases. Around the world taste in American movies tends to favor the same films and the biggest hits at home are also the biggest hits around the world.

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Well actually... not really. Or not yet anyways. While the rest of the world is a much bigger market and can rack up film returns in the billions, behind these numbers overseas distribution is actually a lot less profitable for the studios themselves. While domestically studios take home about half of box office overseas they take home far Internationally, films will often see even less of a return than the domestic gross, and may have additional costs like needing a local dub track. How much can vary depending on the country in question. So studios still count on covering their costs domestically and judge a movie accordingly. While it's possible in practice [[AvertedTrope aversions]] tend to be from marginal cases. Around the world taste in American movies tends to favor the same films and the biggest hits at home are also the biggest hits around the world.
14th Feb '16 1:54:11 PM ABigGuy4U
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This depends on several factors. First is how much the studio paid to make the movie, paying all those people and companies you see in the credits at the end, which is generally public information. Second is how much the studio paid to promote the movie, which is not generally public information but is generally a significant percentage of the film's budget. A $150-million production may well have had $75 million spent to advertise it. Third: what you generally hear reported on is a film's theatrical gross revenue not what is returned to the studio itself. In America the general rule is that the studio only gets about half of the box office gross back, the other half going to the actual theaters that showed the film.

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This depends on several factors. First is how much the studio paid to make the movie, paying all those people and companies you see in the credits at the end, which is generally public information. Second is how How much the studio paid to promote the movie, which movie is not also an important factor. The marketing budget is generally not public information but is generally a significant percentage of the film's budget.overall cost. A $150-million production may well have had $75 million spent to advertise it. Third: what you generally hear reported on is a film's theatrical gross revenue not what is returned to the studio itself. In America the general rule is that the studio only gets about half of the box office gross back, the other half going to the actual theaters that showed the film.\n
14th Feb '16 10:54:33 AM Blazer
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Because of so many flops, the pages have been separated into three sections:



!!List of bombs

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* ''Film/The6thDay'' (2000) -- Budget, $82 million. Box office, $34,604,280 (domestic), $96,085,477 (worldwide).
* ''[[Film/EightMillionWaysToDie 8 Million Ways to Die]]'' (1986) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $1,305,114. This was the final film that Creator/HalAshby directed, and he died two years after its release.
* ''10 Years'' (2011, 2012) -- Budget, Unknown, however, Box Office, $203,373.
* ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' (1957) -- Budget, $340,000. Box office, $1,000,000 (rentals). This film was dwarfed by color films released then, but was acclaimed by critics and is one of the most important films ever made.
* ''12 Rounds'' (2009) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $18,184,083. The sequels to this movie went DirectToVideo when the original failed to perform.
* ''13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi'' (2016) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $48,053,220 (domestic), $51,271,884 (worldwide)
* ''Literature/TheThirteenthWarrior'' (1999) -- Budget, $85 million (not counting marketing costs), $160 million (counting them). Box office, $61,698,899. When adjusted for inflation, this is the biggest flop of all time.
* ''Film/FortySevenRonin'' (2013) -- Budget, $175 million (not counting marketing and editing costs), $225 million (counting them). Box office, $38,362,475 (domestically), $150,962,475 (worldwide). As a result of rising costs during filming and editing, [[ExecutiveMeddling Universal pulled the director Carl Rinsch from the film and had their executives complete the movie]]. Adding insult to injury, the studio then wrote down the initial budget's costs... ''[[ScrewedByTheNetwork before the film got released in the U.S.]]''
* ''Film/EightyEightMinutes'' (2008) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $17,213,467 (domestic), $32,593,385 (worldwide).
* ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise'' (1992) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $11,089,907. Was nearly a CreatorKiller for director Creator/RidleyScott, who didn't direct another movie for four years.
* ''Film/ThreeThousandMilesToGraceland'' (2001) -- Budget, $62 million. Box office, $18,720,175.
* ''Film/TwentyEightDays'' (2000) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $37,170,488 (domestic), $62,198,945 (worldwide).
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* ''Film/TheATeam'' (2010) -- Budget, $110 million. Box office, $77,222,099 (domestic), $177,238,796 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Abandon}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $12,302,319.
* ''Film/AccidentalLove'' (2015) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $139,936.
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' (1988) -- Budget, $46.63 million. Box office, $8,083,123. This film's implosion, along with the severe financial failure of ''Ishtar'' and to a lesser extent other movies such as ''Leonard Part 6'', led to Columbia merging with Tristar and Coca-Cola selling their whole film business to Sony. That said, it IS an AcclaimedFlop, having a 92% on Website/RottenTomatoes.
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane'' (1990) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $21.4 million. star Andrew "Dice" Clay claimed it was pulled from theaters early due to pressures from the "politically correct". The triple-Razzie winning and critically panned film [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff became popular in Hungary, Spain, and Norway, however.]]
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $15,094,530.
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'' (2002) -- Budget, $100120 million. Box office, $7,103,973. Sat on the shelf for ages because everyone knew it was a catastrophe. Creator/EddieMurphy himself [[OldShame disowned it]], and it was one of three flops in 2002 that severely impacted his career.
* ''[[Film/RockyAndBullwinkle The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle]]'' (2000) -- Budget, $76 million (not counting marketing costs), $98.6 million (counting them). Box office, $35,134,820. Its failure along with that of ''Film/DudleyDoRight'' killed off plans for a ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'' LiveActionAdaptation. That project was later rebooted instead as a CGI adaptation at Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, and ''that'' ended up underperforming as well (although unlike ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' and ''Dudley Do-Right'', it at least made back its budget).
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' (2005) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $39,177,541 (domestic), $69,425,966 (worldwide).
* ''Film/AeonFlux'' (2005) -- Budget, $62 million. Box office, $52,304,001.
* ''Film/TheAffairOfTheNecklace'' (2001) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $471,210.
* ''Film/AfterEarth'' (2013) -- Budget, $130 million. Box office, $60,522,097 (domestically), $243,843,127 (worldwide). Another nail in Creator/MNightShyamalan's coffin, and a nasty setback to the careers of Will and Jaden Smith.
* ''Film/AfterTheSunset'' (2004) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $28,331,233 (domestic), $61,347,797 (worldwide).
* ''Film/AgainstTheRopes'' (2004) -- Budget, $39 million. Box office, $6,614,280.
* ''Film/{{Agora}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $39,041,505. Spanish-Chilean director/writer Alejandro Amenabar didn't make another film for 6 years.
* ''Film/TheAlamo'' (2004) -- Budget, $145 million. Box office, $25,819,961. One of a handful of flops in 2004 that ultimately helped end Disney CEO Michael Eisner's long run at the company. While liked by several [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]] critics and ''Ebert & Roeper'', this movie also derailed director/writer John Lee Hancock's career; he wasn't credited on anything again until the end of the decade with 2009's ''Film/TheBlindSide'', and didn't direct another Disney movie until ''Film/SavingMrBanks'' in 2013.
* ''Film/AlbinoAlligator'' (1997) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $339,379.
* ''Film/AlexAndEmma'' (2003) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $15,368,897.
* ''Film/AlexRiderOperationStormbreaker'' (2006) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $23,937,870.
* ''Film/{{Alexander}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $155 million (not counting marketing costs), $201.2 million (counting them). Box office, $167,298,192.
* ''Film/{{Alfie}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $35,150,546.
* ''Film/{{Ali}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $107 million. Box office, $87,713,825.
* ''Film/{{Alice}}'' (1990) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $7,331,647.
* ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' (1951) -- Budget, $3 million. Box office, $2.4 million (domestic). This ultimately didn't even dent Creator/{{Disney}}'s emerging animation empire, but convinced Walt to never reissue the film, instead airing it on TV (this also allowed it to come to [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo home video]] a few years before Disney, on Michael Eisner's orders, began releasing their animated library through the ''Walt Disney Classics'' line). ''Alice In Wonderland'' [[VindicatedByHistory came into vogue after Walt's death,]] and is now one of the mainstream Disney films.
* ''Film/AliensInTheAttic'' (2009) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $25,200,412 (domestic), $57,881,056 (worldwide).
* ''Film/AllNightLong'' (1981) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $4,454,295 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $10 million (worldwide).]] This was the third and final theatrical movie made by Jean-Claude Tramont, and according to several biographies, his wife Sue Mengers lost her job as Creator/BarbraStreisand's agent when she had suggested her for the movie.
* ''Film/AllTheKingsMen'' (2006) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $9,450,897.
* ''AllThePrettyHorses'' (2000) -- Budget, $57 million. Box office, $18,133,495.
* ''An AlanSmithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn'' (1998) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office (get ready to faint), $52,850. Winning six UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s, it spelt the end of the use of the "AlanSmithee" pseudonym. It also [[CreatorKiller killed]] Arthur Hiller's direction career (he knew the movie was so bad, he asked the crew to be ''credited as Smithee''. It didn't help, and he [[FromBadToWorse got the alias]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero retired as well]]; (he did one movie with Creator/JonBonJovi after that, and that's it.) This film was also the third and last blow to Joe Eszterhas, following ''Showgirls'' and ''Jade'', and is one of two major cinematic bombs for Creator/JackieChan, who had a long cameo in this movie.
* ''Film/AlmostAnAngel'' (1990) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $6,939,946.
* ''Film/{{Aloha}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $37 million. Box office, $26,250,020. An ugly blot on director/writer/producer Cameron Crowe's career, and part of an unsatisfactory year for distributor Sony.
* ''[[Film/AloneInTheDark2005 Alone in the Dark]]'' (2005) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $10,442,808. Credited with destroying the reputation of video game movies [[VideoGameMoviesSuck beyond their already bad reputation]] and turning director Uwe Boll into the signature punchline for bad movies in general.
* ''[[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip]]'' (2015) -- Budget, $90 million (not counting marketing costs). Box office, $83,688,110 (domestic so far), $172,946,708 (worldwide so far). While the previous three Chipmunks films did well at the box office (although they all had a poor critical reception), 20th Century Fox, originally planning a December 23rd release for the fourth installment of the series, decided to cash in on counter-programming [[ReleaseDateChange by bumping it up to a]] [[SuicidalOverconfidence downright suicidal]] Dec. 18th date, putting it in direct competition with the highly anticipated ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens]]'' from former longtime partner Lucasfilm, who disassociated themselves from Fox after being bought by Disney. ''The Road Chip'' didn't stand a chance -- ''The Force Awakens'' proceeded to [[CurbStompBattle utterly demolish it]] at the box office, raking in a record-breaking $100,000,000 on opening day ''alone'', and then over $1,000,000,000 worldwide just barely after its first week, while ''The Road Chip'' crashed and burned at a meager $14,000,000 on the same weekend, limping to $47,539,910 the same week, then $64,050,442 worldwide. On top of that, ''The Force Awakens'' was universally lauded by critics as a true-to-form comeback for the ''Star Wars'' franchise, while ''The Road Chip'' was utterly eviscerated by critics. In all likelihood, the film's resounding failure will [[FranchiseKiller bring the Chipmunks film series to an end]], being the second negative business-changing bust of the year for Fox after [[Film/FantasticFour2015 the attempted Fantastic Four reboot]].
* ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon'' (1987) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $500,000.
* ''Film/{{Amelia}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $19,642,013.
* ''Film/AmericanAnthem'' (1986) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $4,845,724.
* ''Film/AnAmericanCarol'' (2008) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $7,013,191. This movie's bust put David Zucker's career in Hell; he wasn't credited on another film until the fifth ''Scary Movie'', and has yet to return to the director's booth.
* ''American Outlaws'' (2001) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $13,342,790.
* ''Film/AmericanUltra'' (2015) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $15,470,118.
* ''And God Created Women'' (1988) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $1,717,376. It sent director Roger Vadim's theatrical career into "the fiery pit" (he's only done TV movies since) and got him chastised by Roger Ebert for remaking his original 50's classic and having little in common with it.
* ''Angel Eyes'' (2001) -- Budget, $53 million. Box office, $29,715,606.
* ''Film/AnimalFactory'' (2000) -- Budget, Unknown. The bad news is... Box office, $43,805. Despite strong reviews, this movie failed to even make it to $50,000 gross.
* ''Film/AnnaAndTheKing'' (1999) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $39,263,420 (domestic), $113,996,937 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'' (1982) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $57 million. This film was one of two theatrical victims of ''Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial'' (the other was ''Film/BladeRunner'') despite being the 10th highest grossing film of the year, and it, along with the financial failure of ''Film/PenniesFromHeaven'' and the general failure of ''Film/{{Heartbeeps}}'', forced noted diva Bernadette Peters off the silver screen until 1989. ''Annie'' was successfully VindicatedByVideo, however, and still was able to revive interest in the classic show.
* ''Another You'' (1991) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $2,865,916. This was the final StarDerailingRole for star Gene Wilder. He has not appeared in another theatrically released film since.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAntBully'' (2006) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $28,142,535 (domestic), $55,181,129 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheApparition'' (2012) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $9,627,492.
* ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays2004'' -- Budget, $110 million. Box office, $72,178,895. One of a handful of flops in 2004 that ultimately helped end Disney CEO Michael Eisner's long run at the company, but it didn't slow down star Creator/JackieChan's career much (this is one of two notable bombs the martial arts superstar was in, the other being the Arthur Hiller/Joe Eszterhas killer ''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn''). This was the last appearance by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger in a movie prior to him taking office as Governor of California.
* ''Film/TheArtOfWar'' (2000) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $40,400,425. This film's failure didn't stop two sequels from being made, but it did send them Direct To DVD.
* ''Film/ArthurAndTheInvisibles'' (2006) -- Budget, $86 million. Box office, $15,132,763 (domestic), $107,944,236 (worldwide).
* ''Film/AspenExtreme'' (1993) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $8,041,048.
* ''Film/{{Assassins}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $30,303,072 (domestically), $83,303,072 (worldwide).
* ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy'' (2009) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $39,886,986. The losses of the film [[CreatorKiller sucked producer Imagi Studios into a black hole of debt.]]
* ''Film/TheAstronautsWife'' (1999) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $19,598,588.
* ''Film/AtlasShrugged Parts I'', ''II'', and ''III'' (2011/2012/2014) -- Budget, roughly $10 million/$10 million/$5 million. Box Office, roughly $4 million/$3 million/$800,000. Commentators found it impossible not to comment on the irony of the adaptation of a famous libertarian/"Objectivist" work being rejected by the movie free-market, and then its producers plowing forward with both a sequel and Part III -- using Website/{{Kickstarter}}, of all things, which just adds to the irony.
* ''Film/AtFirstSight'' (1999) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $22,365,133.
* ''Film/AtLongLastLove'' (1975) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $1.5 million. The film received such bad reviews director Peter Bogdanovich published a full page apology letter in several newspapers. A studio editor recut the film on his own time four years later. 33 years after that, Bogdanovich saw this cut and liked it so much he finally allowed it to be released on DVD to better reviews in 2013, 38 years after premiering in theaters.
* ''Literature/AtPlayInTheFieldsOfTheLord'' (1991) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $1,345,903.
* ''Film/{{Australia}}'' (2008) -- Budget, $130 million. Box office, $49,554,002 (domestically), $211,342,221 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{The Avengers|1998}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $23,384,939. Director Jeremiah Chechik didn't direct another film until 2013, and star Uma Thurman fell into limbo before clawing her way back up with the ''Film/KillBill'' films in 2003.
* ''Film/AvengingAngelo'' (2002) -- Budget, $17 millon. Box office, sadly, $824,597. This was Anthony Quinn's final film role, released a few months after his death, and another setback for star Sylvester Stallone.
* ''Film/BabePigInTheCity'' (1998) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $69,131,860. Director Creator/GeorgeMiller wouldn't return to live-action films of any sort until [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad 2015]].
* ''Film/BabylonAD'' (2008) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $72,108,608. This put a very severe restraint on the career of director Mathieu Kassovitz, who has not had a major presence in Hollywood cinema since.
* ''Film/BabysDayOut'' (1994) -- Budget, $48 million. Box office, $16,827,402.
* ''Film/{{Bad Company|2002}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $65,977,295.
* ''Film/BadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'' (2009) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $10,589,102.
* ''Bait'' (2000) -- Budget, $51 million. Box office, $15.4 million. It [[StarDerailingRole nearly ended Jamie Foxx's leading career]], as he wouldn't lead again in a theatrical film for four years, but his [[CareerResurrection later resurgence]] thankfully saved him.
* ''Film/BallisticEcksVsSever'' (2002) -- Budget, $7090 million. Box office, $19,924,033. This was the only major attempt by Thai filmmaker Wych Kaosayananda, who credited himself as "Kaos", to break into the American cinema market. He returned to Thailand when the movie imploded, and wasn't heard from again for another 10 years.
* ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' (1942) -- Budget, $858,000 (not counting marketing costs), $1.7 million (counting them). Box office, $1.64 million (original theatrical release tally only). The outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII hurt this film badly, and, along with ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' and ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s initial disappointing releases, a bitter strike, and WWII, resulted in Walt Disney having to make package films for the remainder of the 40s until ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' brought animation back to mainstream. ''Bambi'' has since been considered one of Walt's [[AcclaimedFlop best]], along with ''Pinocchio'' and ''Fantasia''.
* ''Film/{{Bandits}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $67,631,903.
* ''Bandslam'' (2009) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $12,225,023. A definite case of MisaimedMarketing.
* ''Film/BangkokDangerous'' (2008) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $42,487,390.
* ''Film/TheBarbarians'' (1987) -- Budget, $4,000,000. Box office, $800,000. Influential director Ruggero Deodato didn't last long in Hollywood after this.
* ''Film/BarbWire'' (1996) -- Budget, $9,000,000. Box Office, $3,793,614. This film suffered from being labeled a HotterAndSexier [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks clone]] [[SerialNumbersFiledOff of]] ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''. Pamela Anderson would not have a starring role in a motion picture again for many years, and copyright holder Creator/DarkHorseComics has refused any more adaptations of the ''Barb Wire'' series. It also had the misfortune of taking ''Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie'' with it due to the fact that the producers threw the marketing towards ''Barb Wire''.
* ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'' (1998) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $12 million. This film, along with an earlier string of box office failures, led [=PolyGram=] to sell out their film division, and eventually themselves, to Seagram, [[CreatorKiller who placed the PolyGram name under Universal a year later]].
* ''Film/BarneysVersion'' (2010) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $8,455,457.
* ''Film/{{Baseketball}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $7,027,290.
* ''Film/{{Basic}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $42,792,561. John [=McTiernan=] has directed no films since this feature, especially since he went to prison later.
* ''Film/BasicInstinct2'' (2006) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $38,629,478. It began the derailment of star Creator/SharonStone's career and ended Michael Caton-Jones' directing career. It was even dubbed by the [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]] in the 2007 Razzie Awards ceremony as "[[MedalOfDishonor Basically, It Stinks,]] [[EpicFail Too]]".
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' (1993) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $5,617,391. This feature was originally supposed to go DirectToVideo, but Warner Bros. ordered it made for the theaters.. This decision was a double-edged sword; it was critically loved, but didn't make back its budget, which the filmmakers blamed on Warner. It turned a profit when it DID make it to video later, and became a major CultClassic. This is one of only two theatrically released movies Warner/DC vet Alan Burnett worked on (the other being Disney's ''WesternAnimation/DucktalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'').
* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' (2000) -- Budget, $75 million ([[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting declared]]), $44 million (actual). Box office, $29,725,663. The JustForFun/{{egregious}} case of UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting involved in the production led to Franchise Pictures being [[CreatorKiller sued into bankruptcy.]] The infamous film's creation also [[StillbornFranchise crippled plans for a sequel about the second half of the book]] and put Creator/JohnTravolta's career back in jeopardy after his CareerResurrection with ''Film/PulpFiction''. Co-stars Barry Pepper and Forest Whitaker and director Roger Christian, who hate this film, also fell off the map (Whitaker would come back with ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''), and ''Battlefield Earth'' is also guilty of ruining the chances of any further adaptations of Creator/LRonHubbard's work being taken seriously.
* ''Film/{{Battleship}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $209 million. Box office, $65 million (domestically), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $302.8 million (worldwide)]]. While it was a hit globally, that didn't prevent the U.S. media from pairing up this film with ''Film/JohnCarter'' as one of the big bombs of summer 2012 after it grossed a weak $25.5 million on its opening weekend.
* ''Film/TheBeauticianAndTheBeast'' (1997) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $11.4 million. Fran Drescher's first and only theatrical lead role, and her last theatrical appearance overall. This and ''Dunston Checks In'' also sent helmer Ken Kwapis's career into the river until the middle of the 2000's.
* ''Film/BeautifulCreatures'' (2013) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $19,452,138 (domestically), $60,052,138 (worldwide).
* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' (1971) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $17.9 million. This film was intended as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Disney/MaryPoppins'' when the author of that book, Pamela Travers, denied Disney the ability to make sequels to ''Mary Poppins''. This got good reviews, but didn't fare well at the box office; it subsequently was the beginning of the end for director and longtime Disney collaborator Robert Stevenson.
* ''Film/BeeSeason'' (2005) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $6,856,989.
* ''Film/BeforeAndAfter'' (1996) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $8,797,839.
* ''Film/BeingHuman'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $1,519,366.
* ''Literature/{{Beloved}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $22,852,487. Disney forced the Creator/OprahWinfrey film, an AcclaimedFlop, out of theaters to make way for Creator/AdamSandler's ''Film/TheWaterboy'', which despite good success was [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList hated]] by critics.
* ''Film/BenjiTheHunted'' (1987) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $22,257,624
* ''Bert Rigby, You're A Fool'' (1989) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $75,868 (OWWWWWWW). In case you're wondering, that's just over ''one percent'' of its budget.
* ''Betsy's Wedding'' (1990) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $19.7 million. Arguably [[StarDerailingRole the end of Molly Ringwald's stardom]], as afterwards she wouldn't do another theatrical film role for six years.
* ''Film/BeyondBorders'' (2003) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $11,705,002.
* ''Film/BicentennialMan'' (1999) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $87,423,861. A hard hit to Creator/RobinWilliams's career, and the film that led to his second feud with The Walt Disney Company, who produced this film alongside Columbia.
* ''The Big Bounce'' (2004) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $6,807,176.
* ''Film/BigBully'' (1996) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $2,042,350. [[StarDerailingRole One of the 3 career-halting films with Tom Arnold released that year]] and was also the last theatrical live-action movie that Creator/RickMoranis would star in (though it was less to do with this movie and more to do with his wife's passing).
* ''Film/TheBigKahuna'' (2000) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $3,728,888.
* ''Film/BigMiracle'' (2012) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $24.7 million.
* ''Film/TheBigPicture'' (1989) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $117,463.
* ''Literature/BigTrouble'' (2002) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $8,493,890. As noted above, the film was all set to be released, but after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it was pushed back to avoid implications of being TooSoon, since the movie's climax involves hijacking an airplane. It didn't help.
* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' (1986) -- Budget, $20 million (not counting marketing costs), $25 million (counting them). Box office, $11.1 million. This movie's original failure in theaters thanks to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork distributor 20th Century Fox also releasing]] ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' the next week led to director Creator/JohnCarpenter to return to lower budget features and got a planned sequel cast into limbo until BOOM! comics continued it in 2014. It quickly became a CultClassic on home video and with [[AcclaimedFlop critics]], with one of the major [[BigBad Big Bads]] in the ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' franchise and a recurring enemy in a [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 few]] [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures other]] series being based off this film's villain (Creator/JackieChan's cartoon had two, and one of them was voiced by James Hong, who played ''BTILC's'' BigBad). A remake is being made with Creator/DwayneJohnson.
* ''Film/TheBigYear'' (2011) -- Budget, $41 million. Box office, $7.4 million. The film's failure might partly explain why Creator/SteveMartin isn't currently planned for any theatrical projects in the near future outside of Creator/DreamworksAnimation's ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}''.
* ''Big Wednesday'' (1978) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $4.5 million. Though it had a [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff good reception in Japan]] [[note]]An episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' with the surfing Pikachu apparently paid homage to it[[/note]].
* ''Film/BikerBoyz'' (2003) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $23,510,601
* ''Film/BillyBathgate'' (1991) -- Budget, $48 million. Box office, $15,565,363.
* ''Film/BioDome'' (1996) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $13,427,615. This derailed Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin's careers after Shore had several critical flops.
* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' (1985) -- Budget, $44 million. Box office, $21,288,692. The film's failure almost took Disney Animation down with it, but the modest success of their next animated feature, ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', kept that from happening (the success of rivals Don Bluth and Steven Spielberg with ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' also motivated Disney to keep their animation department open). ''The Great Mouse Detective'' coupled together with the impressive runs of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', ''Disney/OliverAndCompany,'' and a reissue of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians,'' plus revenue from the'' Walt Disney Classics'' and ''Walt Disney Cartoon Classics'' [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo lines of videos,]] to ultimately gave Disney enough energy to make ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' 4 years later, which started the Disney Renaissance. ''The Black Cauldron'' still ended the Disney careers of CEO Ron Miller and the film's producers and directors, one of whom was Richard Rich, who went on to make ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheKingAndI''. It also ended any more ideas of adapting the Prydain book series that inspired the film. As for the movie itself, it was sealed in the deepest corner of the Disney Vault after exiting theaters until fan pressures got it released under the ''Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection'' brand in 1998, 13 years after premiering in theaters[[note]] It was slated for a 1990 video release, but ''Mermaid's'' performance in the theaters prompted Disney to give that movie the video release date and a place under the ''Classics'' branding to build up a franchise for that movie instead [[/note]]. This film, along with earlier bombs such as ''DragonSlayer'', influenced the development of Touchstone Pictures just in time for the animated portions of ''Roger Rabbit''.
* ''Film/TheBlackDahlia'' (2006) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $49.3 million. Director Creator/BrianDePalma took a years-long sabbatical from Hollywood-level filmmaking.
* ''Film/BlackKnight'' (2001) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $39,976,235.
* ''Film/{{Blackhat}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $17,491,707. This was Michael Mann's first film in 6 years, and its poor reception has the possibility of blacking out his career (he hasn't announced any more projects in 2016).
* ''Film/BladeRunner'' (1982) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $33.8 million. As explained in the introduction above, the film opened at about the same time as ''E.T.'', which took its audience.
* ''Film/BlessTheChild'' (2000) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $40,443,010.
* ''Film/{{Blindness}}'' (2008) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $19,844,979.
* ''Film/{{The Blob|1988}}'' (1988) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $8,247,943.
* ''Film/BloodAndWine'' (1996) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $1,094,668.
* ''Bloodhounds Of Broadway'' (1989) -- Budget, $4 million. Box office, here it comes, $43,671. In addition, film helmer Howard Brookner passed away from AIDS months before this movie's release.
* ''Film/BloodInBloodOut'' (1993) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $4,496,583.
* ''Film/BloodRayne'' (2006) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $3,650,275.
* ''Film/BloodWork'' (2002) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $31,794,718.
* ''Film/BlownAway'' (1994) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $30,156,002.
* ''Film/TheBlueBird'' (1976) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $887,000.
* ''Film/BluesBrothers2000'' (1998) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $14 million. This film, along with the DirectToVideo film ''Susan's Plan'', dropped the curtain on director Creator/JohnLandis's career outside of documentaries until ''Film/BurkeAndHare'' in 2010, which killed his career a second time.
* ''Blue Chips'' (1994) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $23 million.
* ''Film/BlueCity'' (1986) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $6,947,787. ''Blue City'' is the only movie film producer and Paramount executive Michelle Manning attempted to direct.
* ''The Blue Iguana'' (1988) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, an ugly $161,398.
* ''Blue In The Face'' (1995) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office, $1,268,636.
* ''Film/BoatTrip'' (2002) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $15 million.
* ''Film/BodyOfEvidence'' (1993) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $13.2 million.
* ''Film/BodyOfLies'' (2008) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $39,394,666 (domestic), $115,097,286 (worldwide).
* ''Bogus'' (1996) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $4.3 million. One of the movies that year, along with the infamous ''Film/TheodoreRex'', the highest budget film to be sent DirectToVideo, that [[StarDerailingRole derailed]] Whoopi Goldberg's cinematic career, but she has moved on to other avenues such as ''The View''.
* ''Film/{{Bolero}}'' (1984) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $8,914,881. This is the movie that burned up the partnership between MGM/UA and Cannon Films (MGM had a policy against releasing X-Rated films in theaters, which became HilariousInHindsight when they released the NC-17 rated ''Showgirls'' a decade later.) Star Bo Derek's husband John Derek saw a fatal blowback to his career; he directed just one more movie before his death, and Bo herself saw a demotion to the B list of actresses with her performance and multi-Razzie wins.
* ''Film/TheBonfireOfTheVanities'' (1990) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $15,691,192.
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'' (2000) -- Budget, $6,000,000. Box office, $20,471. (screams)
* ''Film/TheBoost'' (1988) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $784,990.
* ''Film/TheBorder'' (1982) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $6,118,683.
* ''Film/TheBorrowers'' (1997) -- Budget, $29 million. Box office, $22,619,589. Rachel Talalay, who was just coming off ''Film/TankGirl'', which turned her and the other producers of that movie into enemies of the comic's creators, saw her cinematic career fully implode with this film. She has done a lot of TV work, but the only two movies she did past this were TV movies. The careers of the director, other producers, and writers also saw downgrades to B-level (two of them, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, would get back into the A-level in the New 10's.)
* ''Film/BottleRocket'' (1996) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $560,069. (screams again)
* ''Film/TheBounty'' (1984) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $8,613,462.
* ''Film/BoxingHelena'' (1993) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office, $1,796,389. This K.Oed Jennifer Lynch's attempt at a cinematic career immediately. She didn't make another movie for 15 years.
* ''The Boy in Blue'' (1986) -- Budget, $7.7 million Canadian dollars. Box office, $275,000 U.S. dollars. This film crushed director Charles Jarrott's cinematic career permanently, since every movie he made in his life after this were T.V. movies.
* ''Boys and Girls'' (2000) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $25.8 million. After the huge success of ''Film/ShesAllThat'', director Robert Iscove worked once again with Freddie Prinze Jr. on this movie. Iscove never really had a theatrical hit again, and ''Boys and Girls'' was part of a rut that Prinze was stuck in during the early '00s.
* ''Film/{{Braindead}}'' [[note]] Known as ''Dead Alive'' in North America. [[/note]] (1992) -- Budget, $3 million. Box office (here's a horror), $242,623! (domestic). Creator/PeterJackson's third film, its blink-and-you-missed-it box office run sent the movie into obscurity until Jackson's success with ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' brought it back into the limelight a decade later. Now an AcclaimedFlop.
* ''Film/BreakfastOfChampions'' (1999) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $178,278.
* ''Film/BrendaStarr'' (1989) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $67,828.
* ''Film/BrightLightsBigCity'' (1988) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $16,118,077. It would be the last film that James Bridges would direct before his death in 1993.
* ''Film/BrokedownPalace'' (1999) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $10,115,013.
* ''Film/TheBrothersBloom'' (2008, 2009) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $3,531,756 (domestic), $5,529,464 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheBrothersGrimm'' (2005) -- Budget, $88 million. Box office, $37,916,267 (domestic), $105,316,267 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheBrothersSolomon'' (2007) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $900,926 (domestic), $1,035,056 (worldwide). Bob Odenkirk has yet to sit in the director's chair past this film's flopping; it's also infamous for being the first movie film critic Richard Roeper walked out on.
* ''Film/TheBrownBunny'' (2003) -- Budget: $10 million. World-wide ticket and DVD sales: $374,000. Mostly famous now for the epic war of words between its producer/director/lead actor Vincent Gallo and critic RogerEbert.
* ''Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star'' (2011) -- Budget, just under $10 million. Box office, $2,529,395. It was taken out of theaters after only two weeks, and quickly derailed Nick Swardson's film career before it could even get started (the MisaimedMarketing didn't seem to help either).
* ''Film/BulletToTheHead'' (2013) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $13,561,515.
* ''Film/{{Bulletproof}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $22,611,954.
* ''Film/BulletproofMonk'' (2003) -- Budget, $52 million. Box office, $37,713,879.
* ''Film/BurkeAndHare'' (2010) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $4.3 million. It is the last film that Creator/JohnLandis has directed so far.
* ''Burnt'' (2015) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $13,603,571 (domestic), $35,607,937 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ByTheSea'' (2015) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $538,460 (domestic), $2,555,525 (worldwide). Even with the star power of Brangelina (who produced and directed this movie), it never escaped limited release when critics and audiences rained down on it.
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* ''Film/CabinBoy'' (1994) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $3.6 million. This is the first movie with Creator/TimBurton's name on it since his animation days on Disney's ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' to flop at the box office AND with critics. It's also the only movie that writer Adam Resnick directed, and it scorched his movie career. He wouldn't write another cinematic screenplay until 2000.
* ''Film/CaddyshackII'' (1988) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $11,798,302. This movie sunk director Allan Arkush's career for 6 years.
* ''Film/CanadianBacon'' (1995) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $178,104. Little wonder it's Creator/MichaelMoore's only theatrical foray outside the documentary genre to date (admittedly, he has done more than almost anyone to make nonfiction films profitable). This and ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'' led to threats by Universal and [=PolyGram=] higher-ups to shut down Gramercy Pictures; it soldiered on until 2000.
* ''Film/CantStopTheMusic'' (1980) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $2 million. Effectively destroyed Music/TheVillagePeople and the directing career of Nancy Walker right away, as well as putting a major setback in Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner's career and signifying that [[DeaderThanDisco disco was dead as a mainstream genre]]. Being released on exactly the same day as ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' was not the wisest move. Along with ''Xanadu'', ''Can't Stop The Music'' inspired the creation of the [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]].
* ''Film/CapitalismALoveStory'' (2009) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $14,363,397 (domestic), $17.4 million (worldwide). This got some decent reviews from critics, but it didn't do well enough to make back its budget, and put a severe dent in Michael Moore's career; the infamous documentary director would wait 6 years to release his next movie.
* ''Film/CaptainCorellisMandolin'' (2001) -- Budget, $57 million. Box office, $25,543,895 (domestic), $62,112,895 (worldwide).
* ''Car 54, Where Are You?'' (1994) -- Budget, $10.7 million. Box office, $1,238,080. This earned a severe backlash from Rosie O'Donnell, who advised people not to rent it. It was also shot in 1990, but edited over the years, which removed the musical numbers.
* ''Carpool'' (1996) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $3,325,651. One of the 3 [[StarDerailingRole career-halting films with Tom Arnold released that year]], and the second-to-last major film from long-time director Arthur Hiller. His next movie, ''Burn Hollywood Burn'', which he infamously took the "Alan Smithee" moniker for in a failed attempt to distance himself from the movie, killed both the name and his direction career (he did one movie with Creator/JonBonJovi after that, and that's it.)
* ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' (1997) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $3,566,637. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork It fell through the cracks]] after Creator/WarnerBros bought Turner just before the movie was released, and proceeded to not promote it at all. Helmer and animator Mark Dindal saw a blowback to his career that has yet to go away, especially with his involvement in Disney's ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' a decade later, which WAS a success but disliked by critics and was the last nail in CEO Michael Eisner's coffin.
* ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' (2003) -- Budget, $109 million. Box office, $133,960,541 (worldwide), $101,149,285 (domestic). Although it was a success worldwide, it couldn't recoup the budget domestically due to losing audience very quickly. It [[StarDerailingRole began]] the career derailment of Mike Myers (whose career was further damaged with ''Film/TheLoveGuru''), confined director Bo Welch in Hollywood Purgatory and then to the production designer job (both he and Myers were [[ScrewedByTheLawyers legally forced to do this film]]), and was widely panned by fans and critics for the huge amount of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar crap that went by]]. Creator/DrSeuss' estate responded by banning any further live-action adaptations of his works, which coincidentally got a sequel canceled by default. An animated remake is said to be in the pipeline.
* ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $82,102,379. Creator/HalleBerry quit the ''X-Men'' franchise to be in this film; rumor has it she crawled back to the producers for a part in ''X-Men 3'' for a substantially lower paycheck. Berry personally accepted her Razzie, stating [[SarcasmMode "It was just what my career needed."]] [[StarDerailingRole Said career had to fight its way back]], plus it managed to convince ''Franchise/JamesBond'' copyright holder EON Productions to euthanize a planned spinoff of their latest Bond film ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', which Berry was supposed to be in (they wound up rebooting the Bond franchise with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' anyway). ''Catwoman,'' along with ''Elektra'', also kept the superheroine genre barren after films like ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' made it that way, and it also ensured director "Pitof" would not helm another major project. This was DC's first film since 1997, and they would have to wait another year for ''Film/BatmanBegins'' to regain ground in the entertainment industry.
* ''The Caveman's Valentine'' (2001) -- Budget, Unknown, but beware.. Box office, $687,194.
* ''Film/CecilBDemented'' (2000) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $1,961,544. Part of a 2000/2001 slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate. John Waters also had to wait 4 years before attempting to write another screenplay.
* ''Film/ChainReaction'' (1996) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $21,226,204 (domestically), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $60,209,334 worldwide]]. Creator/MorganFreeman would not get another award-caliber role until ''Film/MillionDollarBaby'' in 2004.
* ''Film/ChairmanOfTheBoard'' (1998) -- Budget, $10 million (estimated). Box office, $181,233 (Ow). This is Carrot Top's only starring theatrical release.
* ''Film/TheChamber'' (1996) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $22,540,359.
* ''Film/AChangeOfSeasons'' (1980) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $7,270,000 (domestic).
* ''Charlotte Gray'' (2001) -- Budget, approximately $21.7 million (After conversion). Worldwide box office, $7 million. The movie's failure caused production studio Film4 to undergo massive changes, laying off most of its staff and replacing their head director.
* ''The Chaperone'' (2011) -- Budget, $3,000,000. Box office, this is real, $14,400. This movie foiled wrestler Triple H's attempt to get into filmmaking.
* ''Film/{{Chappie}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $49 million. Box office, $31,569,268 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $101,069,268 (worldwide)]]. Part of [[Film/{{Aloha}} a]] [[Film/{{Pixels}} string]] of 2015 flops for Sony.
* ''Film/ChasingLiberty'' (2004) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $12,313,323.
* ''Film/ChasingMavericks'' (2012) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $6,003,386.
* ''Film/{{Che}}!'' (1969) -- Budget, $5,160,000. Box office, $2.5 million (U.S. rentals). Producer and writers Sy Bartlett and Michael Wilson didn't do any more movies before their deaths at the end of the 70's, and it set late actor Robert Loggia's career back by 5 years.
** ''Film/{{Che}}'' (2008 attempt) -- Budget, $58 million. Box office, $40.9 million. This interpretation of Che Guevara's life was a two-part double feature, and the two parts together form a 4-hour long movie. While it did eventually turned a profit and got some good reviews, in the end, director Steven Soderbergh [[CreatorBacklash wishes he had never made this film.]] Writer Peter Buchman's career wound up in DevelopmentHell, and star Creator/BenicioDelToro, who was also a producer, produced only one other movie, ''The Wolfman'', to date.
* ''Film/{{Cheri}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $9,366,227.
* ''Film/{{Child 44}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $3,324,330.
* ''Film/ChillFactor'' (1999) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $11,263,966.
* ''The Choice'' (2016) -- Budget, $10 million. Box Office, $8,009,551 (so far).
* ''Christopher Columbus: The Discovery'' (1992) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $8,251,071. The CreatorBreakdown behind the scenes led to the split of the Salkind directing duo, who never did a film together again.
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' (2004) -- Budget, $105 million. Box office, $57,761,012 (domestic), $115,772,733 (worldwide).
* ''Film/CinderellaMan'' (2005) -- Budget, $88 million. Box office, $61,649,911 (domestic), $108,539,911 (worldwide).
* ''Film/CityByTheSea'' (2002) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $29,413,996.
* ''Film/CityHall'' (1996) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $20,340,204.
* ''Film/CityOfEmber'' (2008) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $17,929,684.
* ''Film/CityOfGhosts'' (2002) -- Budget, $17.5 million. Box office, $1.2 million.
* ''Film/CityOfJoy'' (1992) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $14,683,921.
* ''Film/CitySlickersIITheLegendOfCurlysGold'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $43,622,150.
* ''Film/TheClanOfTheCaveBear'' (1986) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $1,953,732.
* ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' (1963) -- Budget, $44 million. Box office, $57,777,778. However, Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox only got roughly half the film's box office take (the rest went to the theaters), and since $44 million was an exorbitant price tag in 1963's dollars (equivalent to $325.6 million today), they nearly went bankrupt and had to sell off parts of its huge backlot (which turned the remnants of the sold parts to what became known as Century City). ''Cleopatra''s TroubledProduction and ultimate failure were among the decisive moments in the UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem, and the film was considered ''the'' example of failure for decades afterwards, only turning a profit for the studio in the '90s thanks to VHS and DVD sales. It only took 30 years!
* ''Film/{{Clifford}}'' (1994) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $7,411,659.
* ''Film/CloudAtlas'' (2012) -- Budget, $102 million. Box office, $27,108,272 (domestically), $129,787,143 (worldwide). It didn't help that it received criticism from Asians (and Halle Berry) for the decision to have some of the actors, Berry included, play in {{Yellowface}}.
* ''Film/ClubParadise'' (1986) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $12,308,521 (domestic). Harold Ramis didn't direct again until ''Groundhog Day'' in 1993.
* ''Film/TheCobbler'' (2015) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, '''[[EpicFail $24,000]]'''. One of several major busts for Adam Sandler in 2015 alongside ''Pixels''.
* ''Film/CollateralDamage'' (2002) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $78,382,433.
* ''College'' (2008) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $6,265,483.
* ''Film/{{Colombiana}}'' (2011) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $36,665,854 (domestic), $60,965,854 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ColorOfNight'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $19,726,050. There was an exceptional amount of behind-the-scenes drama that engulfed both this movie's production crew and distributor Disney, who released it through Hollywood Pictures. Director Richard Rush and producer Andrew Vajna's headbutting lead to Rush suffering a heart attack that left him bedridden for four months. In addition, ''Color of Night'' was part of a particularly bad month for Disney (the next week saw the ugly exit of studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg after HE and mentor Michael Eisner had been involved in headbutting themselves along with the release of ''It's Pat'', which got pulled out of theaters immediately.)
* ''Film/TheCompany'' (2003) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $6,401,690. Got decent reviews, but that didn't stop Robert Altman taking a 3-year hiatus before what became his last film.
* ''Film/CompanyBusiness'' (1991) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $1,501,785.
* ''Film/CompanyMan'' (2000) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $146,193.
* ''Communion'' (1989) -- Budget, $5 million (Estimated). Box office, $1.9 million. Based on the controversial book by Whitley Strieber about a strange experience he had, Strieber lambasted the movie as 'making him look crazy'. It is the last theatrical film that director Phillippe Mora has done to date.
* ''[[Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011 Conan the Barbarian]]'' (2011) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $48,795,021.
* ''Film/{{Concussion}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $34,255,169 (domestic), $40,705,403 (worldwide). It did receive good reviews though.
* ''The Condemmed'' (2007) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $7,371,706 (domestic), $8,642,858 (worldwide). This film closed after 4 weeks and lost its makers $15,700,000.
* ''Film/ConnieAndCarla'' (2004) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $11,341,016.
* ''Film/TheConqueror'' (1956) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $9 million. This was the straw that broke RKO Radio Pictures's back after they lost the support of Samuel Goldwyn and Walt Disney a few years earlier, getting mocked for [[WTHCastingAgency casting John Wayne as Genghis Khan.]] ''The Conqueror'' [[StarDerailingRole derailed]] several careers, though Wayne wasn't one of them, and the filming location, which was downwind of a radioactive sight, may have killed several of the crew including Wayne (most of the people involved with the film died of cancer, which radiation can cause.)
* ''Film/TheContender'' (2000) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $17,872,723 (domestic), $22,361,811 (worldwide).
* ''Film/CoolAsIce'' (1991) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $1.1 million. Was seen as one of the factors of Vanilla Ice's popularity downfall.
* ''Film/CoolWorld'' (1992) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $14,110,589. Director Creator/RalphBakshi was so dismayed by the film's reception and ExecutiveMeddling (which included star Kim Basinger [[{{Bowdlerize}} bowdlerizing the movie]] to show for sick hospital children [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids even though that was not the intention of Bakshi]] '''at all''') that he eventually retired from filmmaking. ''Cool World'' was also one of a few flops in the early 90's that [[StarDerailingRole melted the A-list career of Basinger]], and film helmer Frank Mancuso's career was downgraded to B-level status ever since.
* ''Film/TheCore'' (2003) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $31,186,986 (domestic), $73,498,611 (worldwide). Critics joked about this film being extremely implausible in its science. Director Jon Amiel wouldn't helm another movie until the end of the decade, and star Aaron Eckhart views this movie as an OldShame.
* ''The Cotton Club'' (1984) -- Budget, $58 million. Box office, $25,928,721. Suffered an epically TroubledProduction, including the gangland-style execution of a would-be backer and a budget-skyrocketing war of egos between producer Robert Evans and director Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, both of whose careers were already in trouble from other box office disappointments.
* ''Film/TheCountryBears'' (2002) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $18,012,097.
* ''Cover'' (2007) -- Budget, Unknown. However, Box Office, $79,436.
* ''Film/TheCowboyWay'' (1994) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $20,280,016.
* ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'' (2011) -- Budget, $163 million. Box office, $100,240,551 (domestically), $174,822,325 (worldwide). This failure led the Walt Disney Studios to rethink their investment in their own western ''Film/TheLoneRanger'', but despite reports of them cancelling the film due to ''Cowboys and Aliens'' failing in theaters, Disney proceeded with production, and ''The Lone Ranger'' would bomb [[UpToEleven even harder]] than ''Cowboys and Aliens'', sending the science fiction/western genre [[GenreKiller to Mars]].
* ''Film/CradleWillRock'' (1999) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $2,903,404.
* ''Film/CrazyInAlabama'' (1999) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $2,005,840. This was the first of two attempts by Spanish sensation Creator/AntonioBanderas to create a directing career for himself, and the film starred his then-wife Melanie Griffith. This film's failure ended those dreams right away, and the only other directoral effort from Banderas is a Spanish-only film in 2006. This movie also did serious damage to the career of producer Debra Hill, since she didn't make another movie for 6 years, right before she died..
* ''Creation'' (2009) -- Budget, 10,000,000 British Pounds Sterling. Box office, 341,323 U.S. Dollars (domestic). This was the last movie that Jon Amiel directed, but he has fared well on television.
* ''Creature'' (2011) -- Budget, $3 million. Box office, $300,000. It was promptly jettisoned from theaters a week later.
* ''Crimewave'' (1986) -- Budget, $3 million. Box office, $5,101. Yes, you read that right. In America the movie was released to theaters in ''only two states'', Alaska and Kansas, in order to obtain quick television rights. Star BruceCampbell likes to say "The movie wasn't released, it escaped."
* ''Film/CrimsonPeak'' (2015) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $31,090,320 (domestic), $74,048,222 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Cristiada}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $9,622,846. This iced over director Dean Wright and writer Michael James Love's careers.
* ''Film/CryBaby'' (1990) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $8.2 million. Was almost [[CreatorKiller an end]] to Creator/JohnWaters' directing career (it DID lead to an end to Rachel Talalay's producing career for 7 years; the next film she produced, ''The Borrowers'', finished the job this film started).
* ''Film/ACryInTheDark'' (1988) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $6.9 million.
* ''Film/{{Curdled}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $2.3 million. Box office, $49,620.
* ''Film/{{Cursed|2005}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $29,621,722.
* ''Film/CutthroatIsland'' (1995) -- Budget, $98 million. Box office, $18,517,322. This film [[CreatorKiller bankrupted Carolco Pictures]] for 20 years, [[StarDerailingRole derailed Geena Davis' career]], her marriage with director Renny Harlin (whose career was also badly damaged), and [[GenreKiller destroyed the entire swashbuckling adventure genre]] (and it seems that any pirate movie without the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' name will be destined to fail; Carolco Pictures would be revived in 2015 by producer Alex Bafer).
* ''D.O.A.'' (1988) -- Budget, $29 million. Box office, $12 million.
* ''D-Tox'' (2002) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, about $12,000 (domestic, and there is no mistake), $6,337,141 (worldwide). This film [[StarDerailingRole derailed Sylvester Stallone's film career]], which was already damaged by the failures of ''Film/GetCarter'' and ''Film/{{Driven}}'' just a year ago. Also, the film only saw EXTREMELY limited release, the reason being that the test screenings were so bad that no distributor wanted the movie.
* ''Dangerous Game'' (1993) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, '''$23,671''' (domestic).
* ''Film/DantesPeak'' (1997) -- Budget, $116 million. Box office, $67,127,760 (domestic), $178,127,760 (worldwide).
* ''Film/DarkShadows'' (2012) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $79,727,149 (domestic), $245,527,149 (worldwide). Part of a string of flops for star Johnny Depp, and a bad misstep for famed director Creator/TimBurton.
* ''Film/DarlingLili'' (1970) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $3.25 million.
* ''The Day'' (2011) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $20,984. Another limited release by WWE, it lasted only 16 days.
* ''Film/{{Daylight}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $33,023,469 (domestically), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $159,212,469 (worldwide)]].
* ''Film/DeadRingers'' (1988) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $8,038,508.
* ''Film/{{Deadfall|1993}}'' (1993) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $18,369. (OMG).
* ''Dead Man Down'' (2013) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $18,074,539.
* ''Film/DeadlyFriend'' (1986) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $8,988,731.
* ''Film/DearGod'' (1996) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $7,138,523.
* ''Film/DeathToSmoochy'' (2002) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $8,382,938.
* ''Film/{{Deception}}'' (2008) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $17,741,298.
* ''Film/{{DEBS}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $3.5 million. Box office, look out, $97,446. The film was only released in 45 theaters, and closed after 21 days.
* ''Film/TheDeepEndOfTheOcean'' (1999) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $28,121,100.
* ''Film/DeepRising'' (1998) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $11,203,026.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Delgo}}'' (2008) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $915,840. No, that's not a typo. [[MedalOfDishonor It had one of the worst openings ever for a film playing in over 2,000 theaters]], [[EpicFail earning just $511,920 at 2,160 sites]].
* ''Film/{{Delirious}}'' (1991) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $5,546,826.
* ''Descent'' (2007) -- Budget, Unknown. However, box office, $15,233.
* ''Film/DesperateHours'' (1990) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $2,742,912. This was Michael Cimino's final theatrical film after two failed attempts to recover his fame from the fallout of ''Heaven's Gate''.
* ''Film/DesperateMeasures'' (1998) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $13,806,137.
* ''Film/DetroitRockCity'' (1999) -- Budget, $34 million. Box office, $4.2 million.
* ''Film/DeucesWild'' (2002) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $6,282,446.
* ''Film/TheDevilsDouble'' (2011) -- Budget, $19.1 million. Box office, $1,361,512.
* ''Film/TheDevilsOwn'' (1997) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $42,868,348 (domestically), $140,807,547 (worldwide). This served as the final film for director Alan J. Pakula, as he was killed in a car accident the next year after its release.
* ''Film/{{Diabolique}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $17,100,266. The second of 3 career-zapping bombs for Jeremiah Chechik, and the last film Marvin Worth produced before his death.
* ''Film/DidYouHearAboutTheMorgans'' (2009) -- Budget, $58 million. Box office, $29,580,087 (domestic), $85,280,250 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Diggstown}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $4,836,637.
* ''Film/TheDilemma'' (2011) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $69,721,966.
* ''Film/DirtyDancing: Havana Nights'' (2004) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $27.7 million. This movie got called out on its [[{{Sequelitis}} attempt]] to remake the original 80's film. Director Guy Ferland was sent down to the TV stage, and the producers and writers also saw their careers pushed into the background for several years. Finally, it was the semifinal film from Artisan Entertainment prior to being absorbed into Lionsgate (their previous film was Uwe Boll's ''House of the Dead'', and their next and last film was the 2004 adaptation of ''Film/ThePunisher'')
* ''Dirty Love'' (2005) -- Budget, $9 million. Box office, $36,099. This [[StarDerailingRole dirtied]] Jenny [=McCarthy=]'s cinematic career.
* ''Film/ADirtyShame'' (2004) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $1,339,668 (domestic), $1,914,166. This [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex very dirty]] movie's ugly box office returns and mixed reviews was cited by John Waters as to why he hasn't directed again.
* ''Film/DisasterMovie'' (2008) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $14,190,901 (domestic), $31,683,375 (worldwide). Considered to be the movie that started slowing the infamous Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg director duo.
* ''Disorganized Crime'' (1989) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $7 million.
* ''Film/DOADeadOrAlive'' (2006) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, $480,813 (domestic), $7,516,532 (worldwide). This movie only spent 3 weeks in the North American market before succumbing to the VideoGameMoviesSuck backlash.
* ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' (1967) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $6.2 million.
* ''Film/DoctorTAndTheWomen'' (2000) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $22,844,291. Part of a 2000/2001 slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate.
* ''Domestic Disturbance'' (2001) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $54,249,294. Director Harold Becker has not directed since this movie.
* ''Film/{{Domino}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $22,944,502.
* ''Film/{{Doom}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $55,987,321. When this intended Grand Premiere installment got gunned down by critics and the box office, the [[StillbornFranchise planned sequels were cast into the fire.]]
* ''Film/DoubleDragon'' (1994) -- Budget, $7.8 million. Box office, $2,341,309.
* ''Film/DoubleTeam'' (1997) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $11,438,337.
* ''Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'' (1995) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $3,039,634.
* ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt'' (1995) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $10,772,144. Where ''Life Stinks'' failed (since that was followed by ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', which despite negative reception was a moderate box office success), ''Dracula: Dead and Loving it'' [[CreatorKiller succeeded]] in ending Creator/MelBrooks' career after a previous record of notorious accomplishments, which started with ''Film/TheProducers''. He later found success in Broadway, notably stage versions of this film and ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''.
* ''Film/DragonballEvolution'' (2009) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $9,362,785 (domestic), $57,497,699 (worldwide). Hated by fans for being an InNameOnly adapation, it killed any chance of a live action film based on the sequel series, ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. The Dragon Ball franchise would later come back with the release of ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', and the 2013 ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' and its sequel ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF''.
* ''Film/{{Dragonfly}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $52,323,400.
* ''Film/{{Dragonslayer}}'' (1981) -- Budget, $18,000,000 (Estimated). Box office, $14,110,013. Walt Disney Productions produced this film alongside Paramount due to its more mature themes and the stereotype associated with Disney at the time. This film's creation and subsequent failure, along with several other films, would lead to the creation of Touchstone, which had released ''Film/{{Splash}}'' by the time Paramount executives Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg took Disney away from CEO Ron Miller.
* ''Film/{{Dreamcatcher}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $68 million. Box office, $33,715,436 (domestic), $75,715,436 (worldwide). The film's disappointing take prompted Creator/LawrenceKasdan to spend nine years without taking any more film credits.
* ''Film/DreamHouse'' (2011) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $38,502,340.
* ''Film/{{Driven}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $72 million. Box office, $54,744,738.
* ''Film/DropZone'' (1994) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $28,735,315.
* ''Film/DudleyDoRight'' (1999) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $9,974,410. Its failure along with that of the later released companion film ''[[Film/RockyAndBullwinkle The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle]]'' ultimately killed off plans for a ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'' LiveActionAdaptation. That project was later rebooted instead as a CGI adaptation at [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks Animation]], and ''that'' ended up underperforming as well (although unlike ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' and ''Dudley Do-Right'', it at least made back its budget). This and ''Film/BlastFromThePast'' also blasted director Hugh Wilson's career into the wall for 5 years.
* ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' (2000) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $33,807,409. This film had sequels, but they were sent straight to the home entertainment field; no other attempts to make a cinematic version of the famed RPG have materialized yet.
* ''Film/DunstonChecksIn'' (1996) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $9,871,066. Managed to send ideas of making movies with monkeys [[GenreKiller into the dumpster]] unless they are gorillas. It and ''Beautician And The Beast'' also left director Ken Kwapis's career lost in space until 2005.
* ''Film/{{Duplex}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $19,322,135.
* ''Film/{{Dutch}}'' (1991) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $4,603,929.
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[[folder:E-F]]
* ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'' (1989) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $3,916,303.
* ''Ed'' (1996) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $6,280,000.
* ''Film/EdWood'' (1994) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $5.9 million. This was the first film directed by acclaimed director Creator/TimBurton to not do well at the box office. It's also the very last movie released while Jeffrey Katzenberg was still on distributor Disney's lot; he left the lot and ended his involvement with the studio the next day.
* ''Film/{{EdTV}}'' (1999) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $35,319,689.
* ''Film/EdgeOfDarkness'' (2010) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $43,313,890 (domestic), $81,124,129 (worldwide).
* ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' (2014) -- Budget, $178 million. Box office, $100,206,256 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $369,206,256 (worldwide)]].
* ''Eddie'' (1996) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $31,387,164. One of the movies that year, along with the infamous ''Film/TheodoreRex'', the highest budget film to be sent DirectToVideo, that [[StarDerailingRole derailed]] Whoopi Goldberg's cinematic career, but she has moved on to other avenues such as ''The View''.
* ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $24,409,722 (domestic), $56,681,556 (worldwide). This, along with ''Catwoman'', kept the superheroine genre barren after films like ''Supergirl'' made it that way, and ended the ''Daredevil'' Marvel movie series after just two films.
* ''Film/{{Elizabethtown}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $26,850,426 (domestic), $52,034,889 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ElviraMistressOfTheDark'' (1988) -- Budget, $7.5 million. Box office, $5,596,267. There wouldn't be another ''Elvira'' movie until 2001, and it blacked out director and ''Saturday Night Live'' producer James Signorelli's film career as well.
* ''Film/TheEndOfViolence'' (1997) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $386,673.
* ''Film/EndersGame'' (2013) -- Budget, $110 million. Box office, $61,737,191 (domestically), $125,537,191 (worldwide). The film suffered from poor marketing that couldn't really make clear [[UncertainAudience if the film was targeted to kids or adults]]. Had the misfortune of coming out[[note]]Huhuhuh... [[HehHehYouSaidX Coming out]]... [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Huhuh]].[[/note]] at a time when gay rights were a hot issue and when Creator/OrsonScottCard was known far and wide as a HeteronormativeCrusader (and, more specifically, a Mormon one, not even getting the support that the ''Series/DuckDynasty'' franchise did).
* ''Film/EnemyMine'' (1985) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $12,303,411.
* ''Film/{{Envy}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $14,581,765.
* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $5,359,645.
* ''Film/ErnestRidesAgain'' (1993) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $1.4 million. Was the last Ernest movie released theatrically.
* ''Film/EscapeFromLA'' (1996) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $25,477,365.
* ''Film/EscapePlan'' (2013) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $25,132,228 (domestic), $137,324,564 (worldwide).
* ''Film/EvanAlmighty'' (2007) -- Budget, $175 million. Box office, $100,462,298 (domestic), $173,418,781 (worldwide). Torpedoed the careers of director Tom Shadyac and writer Steve Oedekerk (Shadyac backed out of Hollywood while Oedekerk moved to children's programming), and crushed any ideas of continuing the "Almighty" film series after two movies.
* ''Eve of Destruction'' (1991) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $5,451,119.
* ''Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'' (1994) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $1,708,873. This was delayed out of 1993 thanks to a bad reception at the Toronto Film Festival, and could have derailed Uma Thurman's career completely had it not been for ''Pulp Fiction'' months later.
* ''Film/EventHorizon'' (1997) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $26,673,242.
* ''Film/AnEverlastingPiece'' (2000) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $75,228. (Blows raspberry).
* ''Film/{{Evolution}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $38,345,494 (domestic), $98,376,292 (worldwide).
* ''Excess Baggage'' (1997) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $14.5 million. Was supposed to be the first in a line of movies produced by Alicia Silverstone, but the movie's poor box office made it her only production credit. Both this film and the infamous ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' led to a quick end to Silverstone's stardom.
* ''Film/ExitToEden'' (1994) -- Budget, $25-30 million. Box office, $6,841,570.
* ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings'' (2014) -- Budget, $140 million. Box office, $65,014,513 (domestic), $267,281,036 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheExpendables3'' (2014) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $39,322,544 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $206,172,544 (worldwide).]] Unfortunately, the film got leaked online several weeks before release, which prompted a lawsuit against several piracy websites from Lionsgate. In addition to that and bad reviews, everyone in the U.S. was waiting in line for ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' and ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]''. Despite all this, a fourth installment in the Sylvester Stallone series is said to be in the works.
* ''Film/{{Explorers}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $9,873,044.
* ''Film/TheExpress'' (2008) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $9,808,124.
* ''Film/ExtremeMeasures'' (1996) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $17,380,126.
* ''Film/ExtremeOps'' (2002) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $10,959,475.
* ''Fair Game'' (1995) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $11,534,477. Was such a bomb that some of the crew (including director Andrew Sipes) [[CreatorKiller never worked on another movie again]].
* ''Film/{{Faithful}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $2,101,580.
* ''The Fall of The Roman Empire'' (1964) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $4.75 million. Comparisons with contemporary Roman epic ''Cleopatra'' are inevitable, although ''Fall'' had a substantially less TroubledProduction and was much more well-received by critics. Audiences, however, had lost interest in sword and sandal epics following ''Cleopatra'' (and, unlike ''Cleopatra'', ''Fall'' has largely faded into obscurity since its initial release in 1964). Producer Samuel Bronston and his studio [[CreatorKiller went broke]] when this film failed.
* ''The Fan'' (1981) -- Budget, $9 million. Box office, $3,082,096. Director Ed Bianchi didn't direct another theatrical film for another decade.
* ''Film/TheFan'' (1996) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $18,626,419.
* ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' (1940) -- Budget, $2,280,000. Box office, $361,800 (original theatrical release tally only). The outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII plus the cost of movie theaters having to install Disney's new "Fantasound" technology to properly show ''Fantasia'' hurt this film badly, and, along with ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' and ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'''s initial disappointing releases, a bitter strike, and WWII, defeated the dream of turning ''Fantasia'' into a concert/animation film series for decades and resulted in Walt Disney having to make package films for the remainder of the 40s until ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' brought animation back to mainstream. ''Fantasia'' has since been considered one of Walt's [[AcclaimedFlop best]], along with ''Pinocchio'' and ''Bambi''.
** ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'' (2000) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $90.9 million. It was announced around the same time as the ''Walt Disney Classics'' [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo VHS release]] of ''Fantasia'' and the premiere of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', and was a '''massive''' production that took [[DevelopmentHell 9 years]] to finish. Disney released the movie to celebrate the new millennium. The reasons for the low gross was Executive Producer Roy Disney's decision to release the film only in IMAX format, amongst other marketing moves such as building a temporary IMAX theater that cost $4,000,000 and having the show's orchestra tour the country. The IMAX-only showings severely reduced the potential box office gross due to the format still being in relative infancy, having less than 100 theaters in North America at the time. It became the highest grossing IMAX feature up to that point and helped further development of the format, but it still lost money due to this decision, even after it was released in regular theaters in the summer. All major features released in IMAX by Hollywood now have regular theater showings released simultaneously with the IMAX release.
* ''Theatre/TheFantasticks'' (2000) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $49,666.d
* ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fant4stic]]'' (2015) -- Budget, $120 million (not counting marketing costs), $200 million (counting them). Box office, $56,117,548 (domestically), $167,397,693 (worldwide). Fans and copyright holder Disney/Marvel were already annoyed at Fox's ill-fated attempt to hold on to the ''Fantastic Four'' franchise despite the middling performances of [[Film/FantasticFour2005 the 2005 film]] and its sequel ''[[Film/FantasticFour2005 Rise of the Silver Surfer]]''. The movie's TroubledProduction that saw director Josh Trank exhibit bad behavior that cost him a ''Star Wars'' directing job, Creator/MarvelComics seemingly doing everything in their power ''not'' to promote it (and this is a company that put '''''Film/HowardTheDuck''''' on their webpage and not this) and the evisceration by critics, fans, ''and'' moviegoers led this to be the worst-performing superhero-based movie since ''Film/TheGreenHornet''. [[EpicFail It didn't even win its opening weekend]], losing to ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'', which premiered a week prior. The next hit came when this movie's nuclear failure managed to morph Fox's entire fiscal year into a severe financial loss, crushing their plans for a sequel and derailing Trank's career, turning his name into instant SnarkBait as a latter-day Michael Cimino. It still remains to be seen what the full extent of the damage will be to both Fox and the ''Fantastic Four'' brand as a whole.
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'' (2009) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $21,002,919 (domestically), $46,471,023 (worldwide).
* ''Film/FarewellToTheKing'' (1989) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $2,420,917.
* ''[[Film/FathersDay1997 Fathers' Day]]'' (1997) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $35,681,080. Outside of an appearance in Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''Film/ABugsLife'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' star Julia-Louis Dreyfus wouldn't return to the big screen until The New 10's.
* ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' (1998) -- Budget, $18.5 million. Box office, $10.6 million.
* ''Film/FearDotCom'' (2002) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $18,902,905.
* ''Femme Fatale'' (2002) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $16.8 million.
* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' (1991) -- Budget, $9 million. Box office, $1,964,253. The film had the misfortune of languishing on a shelf for years, finished since 1987 but finally getting a release in 1991--on the same day as Disney's ''Beauty and the Beast'', with extra competition from Amblin's ''An American Tail: Fievel Goes West'' and Creator/DonBluth's ''Rock A Doodle''. All three films [[CurbStompBattle completely crushed the Felix movie at the box office.]]
* ''Fever Pitch'' (1985) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $618,847. This was the last movie that Richard Brooks directed before he died in the early 90's.
* ''Film/TheFifthEstate'' (2013) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $8,555,008.
* ''Film/TheFifthWave'' (2016) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $26,044,732 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $84,239,211 (worldwide).]]
* ''Filth And Wisdom'' (2008) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $354,628 (Yuck!).
* ''Film/FinalAnalysis'' (1992) -- Budget, $33 million. Box office, $28,590,665. One of a few flops in the early 90's that [[StarDerailingRole melted the A-list career of Kim Basinger.]]
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'' (2001) -- Budget, $135-167 million. Box office, $85,131,830. This film's failure led to the collapse of Square Pictures after only one film and delayed the merger of [[Creator/SquareEnix Squaresoft with Enix]]; the latter company was hesitant at merging with a company that had just lost a large amount of money in a high-profile manner. This film is also cited as the reason why the movie's director and the creator of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' series, Hironobu Sakaguchi, resigned from the firm and ended his involvement with the franchise, moving to Hawaii and starting a new developer (this film also wounded the careers of its writers). [[FranchiseOriginalSin Square has not enjoyed the level of dominance it once had prior to this film's release.]]
* ''Film/TheFinestHours'' (2016) -- Budget, $70-80 million. Box office, $25,910,138 (so far).
* ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'' (1983) -- Budget, $1.2 million. Box office, $760,883. This is a Creator/RalphBakshi film, so unsurprisingly, it became a CultClassic.
* ''Film/FireBirds'' (1990) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $14,760,451.
* ''Film/FireDownBelow'' (1997) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $16,228,448.
* ''Film/{{Firestorm}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $8,165,212.
* ''Film/FirstDaughter'' (2004) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $10,592,180.
* ''Film/FirstKnight'' (1995) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $37,600,435 (domestic), $127,600,435 (worldwide).
* ''Film/The5000FingersOfDrT'' (1953)--Budget $2.75 million. Box office, $1 million. A combination of the film's trouble production and horrible critical and financial reception scared Seuss out of the film industry for life (though he did later have some success in television).
* ''Film/FlagsOfOurFathers'' (2006) -- Budget $90 million. Box office, $33,602,376 (domestic), $65,900,249 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Flakes}}'' (2007) -- Box office, $778. No, that's ''not'' a typo. Flakes was only open in '''one''' theater, and closed after '''nine''' days. Unsurprisingly, this is director Michael Lehmann's final theatrical work.
* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $27,107,960.
* ''Film/{{Fled}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $17,193,231.
* ''Film/FlightOfTheIntruder'' (1991) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $14,587,732.
* ''[[Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004 Flight of the Phoenix]]'' (2004) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $34,586,264.
* ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas'' (2000) -- Budget, $83 million. Box office, $59,468,275. Had the misfortune of going through DevelopmentHell that resulted in the [[Film/TheFlintstones original film]]'s cast leaving and the crew having to restart from scratch. Releasing it at a time when Creator/HannaBarbera cartoons had long lost the public's interest didn't help anything. The only Hanna-Barbera-related film released since then (excepting ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' and ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'') is the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/YogiBear''.
* ''Film/{{Flyboys}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $17,834,865.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $45 million (others say $65 million). Box office, $73,706 (cue Wipeout scream). Its decade-long DevelopmentHell (which included someone stealing the discs with completed animation and footage), and controversies over its rampant product placements doomed the film from the beginning; it was mostly released DirectToVideo, and one of the production companies behind it, Threshold Entertainment, who mostly does theme park attractions, has yet to announce another cinematic project (it also [[CreatorKiller more or less spoiled the theatrical careers]] of producer/director Lawrence Kasanoff and writer Sean Catherine Derek).
* ''Film/ForLoveOrMoney'' (1993) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $11,146,270.
* ''Film/ForLoveOfTheGame'' (1999) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $46.1 million.
* ''For the Boys'' (1991) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $23,202,444. It didn't help that the whole world was waiting in line to see ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' that same day.
* ''Film/TheFourFeathers'' (2002) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $29,882,645.
* ''Film/FourHorsemenOfTheApocalypse'' (1962) -- Budget, $7.1 million. Box office, $4.1 million. By modern inflation rates, that's over $22 million in losses. This film's failure was part of what caused MGM's financial issues in the early sixties, and what eventually led to an overhaul in staff, including then-president Joseph Vogel getting replaced by Robert O'Brien.
* ''Film/FourRooms'' (1995) -- Budget, $4 million. Box office, $4,257,354.
* ''Film/TheFourthWar'' (1990) -- Budget, $14.5 million. Box office, $1,305,887.
* ''Film/FrankensteinUnbound'' (1990) -- Budget, $11.5 million. Box office, $334,748.
* ''Film/{{Freaked}}'' (1993) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $29,296.
* ''Film/FreddyGotFingered'' (2001) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $14.3 million. This infamous film was ruthlessly panned by critics for its [[{{Squick}} take]] [[BestialityIsDepraved on]] [[BloodyHilarious comedy]] [[BlackComedyRape scenes.]] The film itself was edited down to get an R rating, and ''[[Series/SiskelAndEbert Ebert & Roeper's]]'' comments basically said that it STILL should have received an NC-17 despite the edits (Ebert accused the MPAA of being "morally adrift" and added the movie to his [[Main/RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated film list later]]). ''Freddy Got Fingered'' murdered Tom Green's theatrical career before it could get started. The film DID sell well on DVD, however.
* ''Film/{{Freedomland}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $37.7 million. Box office, $14,655,626.
* ''Film/{{Freejack}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $17,129,026.
* ''From Justin to Kelly'' (2003) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $4.9 million. Aside from [[StarDerailingRole just about killing Justin Guarini's reputation]], the film's failure ensured the impossibility of future ''Series/AmericanIdol'' movies.
* ''From the Hip'' (1987) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $9,518,342.
* ''Film/FromParisWithLove'' (2010) -- Budget, $52 million. Box office, $24,077,427 (domestic), $52,826,594 (worldwide).
* ''Film/FrozenAssets'' (1992) -- Budget, Unknown, but... Box office, $376,008 (domestic).
* ''Film/FunSize'' (2012) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $10.9 million. The lowest-grossing movie released by Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} so far.
* ''Film/FunnyPeople'' (2009) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $71,585,235.
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* ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'' (1987) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $1,576,615. Parental protests over the film's RefugeInVulgarity [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids after it received a PG rating]] led to it being pulled from theaters within weeks of its release. The notorious film became an instant OldShame for prolific voice actor Creator/JimCummings, who voiced one of the kids, and [[StarDerailingRole trashed the careers of songwriter Anthony Newley]] [[CreatorKiller and director Rod Amateau,]] as Newley never appeared in another theatrically released film, and Amateau only worked on one more film, 1988's ''Film/{{Sunset}}'', before disappearing from the entertainment industry completely. [[FranchiseKiller The movie also killed mainstream interest in the trading card game that the film was based on]] until ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner, who is now the copyright holder of said card game, announced a reboot in 2012, only to cancel it in 2013.
* ''Film/GeronimoAnAmericanLegend'' (1993) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $18,635,620.
* ''Film/GetCarter'' (2000) -- Budget, $63.6 million. Box office, $19,412,993.
* ''Film/{{Getaway}}'' (2013) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $10,501,938. This is the third and most recent film on director Courtney Solomon's resume, and he has no directing credits past this point.
* ''Film/GettingEvenWithDad'' (1994) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $18,869,594. Coming out the same weekend as ''Disney/TheLionKing'' didn't help either. Along with ''Film/RichieRich'' and ''Film/ThePagemaster'', one of three Creator/MacaulayCulkin films that performed poorly at the box office that year. He did not appear in another feature film until 2003.
* ''Film/GhostDad'' (1990) -- Budget unknown. Box office, $25,421,633. Fresh off ''Film/LeonardPart6'', apparently Creator/BillCosby decided to give the big screen one more try...in a movie where he plays a widower who apparently dies, realizes he hadn't arranged for life insurance for his kids and tries to close a deal to secure money to provide for them. The movie would get disastrous reviews, end any hope of Cosby having a film career and [[CreatorKiller marked the final directing job]] for Creator/SidneyPoitier.
* ''Film/GhostsOfMars'' (2001) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $14,010,832.
* ''Film/GhostsOfMississippi'' (1996) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $13,323,411.
* ''Film/GhostRiderSpiritOfVengeance'' (2012) -- Budget, $57 million. Box office, $51,774,002 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $132,563,930 (worldwide)]]. While it was able to somewhat recuperate its budget, it's worldwide gross is less than half of what the first Film/GhostRider movie made worldwide. Because of the movie's failure, the film rights for ComicBook/GhostRider were regained by Marvel.
* ''Film/{{Gigli}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $5474 million. Box office, $7,266,209. Suffered from ExecutiveMeddling that shifted the focus from the crime-comedy elements to the "Creator/{{Ben|Affleck}}[[Music/JenniferLopez nifer]]" romance; it also [[StarDerailingRole derailed their movie careers for a while]] along with derailing their relationship AND director Martin Brest's career.
* ''Film/TheGingerbreadMan'' (1998) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $1,677,131.
* ''Girl 6'' (1996) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $4,939,939.
* ''Film/TheGlimmerMan'' (1996) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $20,351,264.
* ''Film/{{Glitter}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $5,271,666. This film's failure, along with that of the accompanying soundtrack album, sent Music/MariahCarey's career [[StarDerailingRole into recession]] for several years. Being released the weekend after 9/11 (in what was already [[DumpMonths a traditionally poor month]]) couldn't have helped either.
* ''Film/{{Gloria}}'' (1999) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $4,197,729.
* ''Film/GodsAndGenerals'' (2003) -- Budget, $56 million. Box office, $12,923,936.
* ''Film/{{Godzilla|1985}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office, $4,116,395. With the exception of the 1998 American version, ''Godzilla'' wouldn't return to American theaters until 2000.
* ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' (2007) -- Budget, $180 million. Box office, $70 million (domestically), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $372,234,864 (internationally)]]. Unfortunately, Creator/NewLineCinema had sold off the international distribution rights in order to raise enough money for the film's production, meaning that they only got the domestic gross, and never saw a penny of the international box office. As a result, [[CreatorKiller New Line was absorbed into]] Creator/WarnerBros soon after. [[StillbornFranchise Plans for the remainder of the book series eventually disappeared.]]
* ''Film/GoneFishin'' (1997) -- Budget, $53 million. Box office, $19,736,932. A tremendously TroubledProduction, the movie suffered various delays, confused marketing (Disney couldn't entirely figure out whether to market it to older kids or adults), and a stuntwoman's death during filming. Disney sent it out to die against ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', and director Christopher Cain didn't work on another theatrical film until his most recent project, ''September Dawn'', ten years later.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' (2015) -- Budget, $200 million. Box office, $120,669,653 (domestic), $304,969,653 (worldwide). This Creator/{{Pixar}} film suffered from rampant [[ExecutiveMeddling micromanagement at Disney]]. The story went through dozens of rewrites, film staff departures, and eventually the entire voice cast got replaced after all of their parts had been recorded. The film was dumped for the Thanksgiving weekend, opening at a weak $39 million and behind ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay Part 2'', then any chance of the film making a profit domestically was dashed with the release of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' just a month later, making it Pixar's first-ever box office bomb in its history.
* ''Film/TheGoodGerman'' (2006) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $5,914,908.
* ''Film/AGoodManInAfrica'' (1994) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $2,308,390.
* ''Film/TheGoodShepherd'' (2006) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $59,952,835 (domestic), $99,480,480 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheGoodThief'' (2003) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $6,460,758.
* ''Film/GoodTimes'' (1967) -- Budget, $1,115,000. Box office, $600,000 (rentals, domestic), $800,000 (worldwide). This was sold to distributor Columbia prior to showtime, which earned producer Steve Broidy a profit despite being a failure. ABC wasn't so lucky to the tune of $1,050,000.
* ''Film/AGoodYear'' (2006) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $7,459,300 (domestic), $42,064,105 (worldwide).
* ''Film/GoodbyeLover'' (1999) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $1,940,299.
* ''Graffiti Bridge'' (1990) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $4.2 million. The film killed off any hope of Prince appearing on the big screen ever again. Also probably one of the turning points which became the foundation for Prince's feud with Warner Bros. in the mid-90s.
* ''Film/{{Grease 2}}'' (1982) -- Budget, $11.3 million. Box office, $15.1 million. The film's failure [[FranchiseKiller killed off plans for a third movie]].
* ''Film/TheGreatRaid'' (2005) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $10,769,311.
* ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'' (1965) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, less than $8 million by 1983, $15,473,333 (current total). This film's flopping, due in no small part to a long length, discouraged any more biblical epics for a while, and it sadly sent the careers of producer/director George Stevens and actress Dorothy [=McGuire=] [[CreatorKiller to Hell.]] [=McGurie=]'s career took a hiatus for six years, and Stevens only made one more film in 1970.
* ''Film/GreenLantern'' (2011) -- Budget, $225 million (plus another $100 million for marketing). Box office, $219,851,172. Creator/WarnerBros wanted this to be their big new superhero trilogy, but combined with generally negative reviews and poor box office numbers, this appears to be a StillbornFranchise (though there are still plans to have Green Lantern in the ''Film/JusticeLeague'' film, when and if it ever gets made). It also sent director Martin Campbell's career into a pit for years; he has mostly focused on TV, and it would be four years before he got attached to another cinematic project, when he was tapped for a Creator/JackieChan[=/=]Creator/PierceBrosnan project (Campbell's the man responsible for Brosnan's Grand Premiere ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'', along with Creator/DanielCraig's Grand Premiere Bond film, ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'').
* ''Film/GreenZone'' (2010) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $94,882,549.
* ''Film/GreyOwl'' (1999) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $632,617. (Wow).
* ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $67 million. Box office, $25,422,088. A rare film in that it was [[Film/{{Machete}} outperformed by]] [[Film/HoboWithAShotgun its spinoffs]].
* ''Film/GrudgeMatch'' (2013) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $29,807,260 (domestic), $44,907,260 (worldwide).
* ''[[Film/GulliversTravels2010 Gulliver's Travels]]'' (2010) -- Budget, $112 million. Box office, $42,779,261 (domestically), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $237,382,724 (worldwide)]] and really put a dent in Creator/JackBlack's mainstream career.
* ''Film/TheGunInBettyLousHandbag'' (1992) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $3,721,911.
* ''Film/TheGunman'' (2015) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $10,664,749.
* ''Film/{{Hackers}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $7,563,728.
* ''Film/HalfPastDead'' (2002) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $19,233,280. Yet another deadly whack to Steven Seagal's fading career, and the most severe one yet. Seagal would not star in another major movie until 2010's ''Film/{{Machete}},'' and ''Half Past Dead's'' failure sentenced the sequel, which did not feature Steven Seagal, to Direct-to-DVD.
* ''Film/HangingUp'' (2000) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $51,880,044. The film served as Creator/WalterMatthau's last feature, as he died a few months after its release.
* ''Film/TheHappiestMillionaire'' (1967) -- Budget '''and''' Box office, $5 million. Would have lost money for marketing expenses. This is the final movie Walt Disney was personally involved in.
* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeetTwo'' (2011) -- Budget, $135 million. Box office, $64,006,466 (domestic), $150,406,466 (worldwide). This lost Warner $40 million and convinced them to put director Creator/GeorgeMiller's Dr. D studio on ice in favor of reopening the in-house animation department they closed following ''Looney Tunes: Back in Action'', which led to ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie''. This also convinced Miller himself to refocus on his bigger ''[[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Mad Max]]'' project and stop with family movies, which led to that movie being a triumphant return to heavy action for Miller after 3 decades.
* ''Film/HardRain'' (1998) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $19,870,567.
* ''Film/HarlemNights'' (1989) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $60,864,870 (domestic), $95,900,000 (worldwide). This was a decent gross, but Creator/{{Paramount}} still considered it a box office bomb due to the movie only grossing half the money Creator/EddieMurphy's previous films made, as well as opening the same day as Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid.'' In a grim addition, several theaters in Detroit and California became settings for a few shootings [[note]] much like the ones in 2012 for ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' in Aurora, Colorado and several more in 2015 at showings of ''Film/{{Trainwreck}}'' and ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' around the time Aurora shooter James Holmes was convicted [[/note]] that resulted in the AMC theater chain banning any further ''Harlem Nights'' showings and a riot to erupt in Richmond following the shooting death of Marcel Thompson, 27, when that showing was canned. This whole mess knocked Eddie Murphy into the B list of stars until ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' in 1996.
* ''Film/HarleyDavidsonAndTheMarlboroMan'' (1991) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $7,018,525.
* ''Film/HarryBrown'' (2010) -- Budget, $7.3 million. Box office, $1,818,681 (domestic), $10,329,747 (worldwide).
* ''Harry & Son'' (1984) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $4,864,980. Paul Newman didn't assume a producer's role for another 20 years. It was also a '''live-action''' StarDerailingRole for Robby Benson, who instead became known for being the voice of the Beast in Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' 7 years later.
* ''Hart's War'' (2002) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $33,076,815.
* ''Haunted Honeymoon'' (1986) -- Budget, $13 million, Box office, $8,033,397. This was Gilda Radner's final film role before her death in 1989, and it started the short string of movies that led to the complete crash of her husband Gene Wilder's film career (it's also the last time he took the director's megaphone).
* ''Film/{{Havana}}'' (1990) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $9,243,140. This film's failure served as the final collaboration between star Creator/RobertRedford and director Creator/SydneyPollack.
* ''Film/{{Heartbeeps}}'' (1981) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $2.1 million. The film's failure killed any chances of Andy Kaufman doing a Tony Clifton movie. ''Heartbeeps'', along with the financial underscores of ''Film/PenniesFromHeaven'' and ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'', junked Bernadette Peters's movie career as well. She wouldn't be in another movie until 1989.
* ''Film/{{Heathers}}'' (1989) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office, $1,108,462.
* ''Film/HeavenAndEarth'' (1993) -- Budget, $33 million. Box office, $5,864,949.
* ''Film/HeavensGate'' (1980) -- Budget, $44 million. Box office, $3,484,331. This film's failure led to [[CreatorKiller the bankruptcy of United Artists, the ruination of director Michael Cimino's career]] and (along with other flops) [[GenreKiller the end of]] [[UsefulNotes/NewHollywood the auteur period in Hollywood]], and became a byword for box office disasters.
* ''Film/HeavensPrisoners'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $5,009,305. This sent screenwriter Harley Fenton's career to Heaven for a few years.
* ''Film/{{Heist}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $39 million. Box office, $28,510,652.
* ''Heist'' (2015) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $50,136. Got a handful of poisonous reviews and only got a limited release in theaters, otherwise coming directly to video-on-demand.
* ''[[Film/AccidentalHero Hero]]'' (1992) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $19,507,345 (domestically), $66,507,345 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Hesher}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $382,946.
* ''Film/{{Hidalgo}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $40 million (not counting marketing costs), $100 million (counting them). Box office, $67,303,450 (domestic), $108,103,450 (worldwide). One of a handful of flops in 2004 that ultimately helped end Disney CEO Michael Eisner's long run at the company, and a rather bad setback to the career of director Joe Johnston. It would be 6 years before Johnston's next film, ''Film/{{Wolfman}}'', which would also bomb, but he would fully bounce back with ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', a SpiritualSuccessor to his earlier film ''Film/TheRocketeer'', in 2011.
* ''Film/HighHeelsAndLowLifes'' (2001) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $228,194.
* ''Film/HighSpirits'' (1988) -- Budget, $15.5 million. Box office, $8,578,231.
* ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (1986) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $12.9 million. This movie became a CultClassic in Europe, which led to...
** ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'' (1991) -- Budget, $30 million (not counting marketing costs), $34 million (counting them). Box office, $15,556,340. A notorious critical and commercial flop, noted especially for its TroubledProduction and ExecutiveMeddling. This didn't stop a third film from being made, which was...
*** ''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' [[note]] Also known as ''Highlander III: The Final Dimension'' and ''Highlander III: The Final Conflict'' [[/note]] (1994) -- Budget, $26,000,000. Box Office, $12,308,080. This installment DID get a better reception, but not by much. The series continued 6 years later with...
*** ''Film/HighlanderEndgame'' (2000) -- Budget, $15-$25 million. Box office, $15,843,608. After this movie, the fifth installment, ''Film/HighlanderTheSource'', which came out in 2007, never saw the inside of a cinema, instead premiering on the Sci-Fi Channel.
* ''Film/HitmanAgent47'' (2015) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $22.5 million (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $82.3 million (worldwide)]]. A failed attempt by Fox to try to offset any radiation from the nuclear fallout of ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fant4stic]]'''s critical and financial implosion in the domestic market. It did fare better overseas, though.
* ''Film/TheHoax'' (2007) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,772,461.
* ''Film/{{Hoffa}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $29,302,121.
* ''Film/HollywoodHomicide'' (2003) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $51,142,659.
* ''Holy Man'' (1998) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $12,069,719.
* ''Film/HomeMovies'' (1980) -- Budget, $400,000. Box office, $89,134.
* ''Film/AHomeOfOurOwn'' (1993) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $1,677,807.
* ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'' (2004) -- Budget, $110 million. Box office, $103,951,461. One of a handful of flops in 2004 that ultimately helped end Disney CEO Michael Eisner's long run at the company, and this one is considered by many to be the finishing blow for the post-Golden Age era called UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, as Disney abandoned its traditional animation department after the film failed, opening the floodgates to UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation where CGI animated media began taking over the mainstream. It also [[CreatorKiller impounded]] the careers of director Will Finn and John Sanford; Finn mostly stuck to DirectToVideo media and didn't direct again until 2013, and Sanford didn't appear again at all until [=DreamWorks=]'s second ''Dragons'' cartoon in 2015.
* ''Film/TheHoneymooners'' (2005) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $13,183,426.
* ''Honky Tonk Freeway'' (1981) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $2,004,742. This movie was ejected from theaters after only one week. Accusations of stereotyping of American culture and the revelation that the film was funded through a tax avoidance scheme, courtesy of the executive producer, didn't seem to help matters. Many also agree that the film began the erosion of music label EMI's film studio, though some argue that ''Can't Stop the Music'' played an earlier role as well.
* ''Hoodlum'' (1997) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $23,461,013. Director Bill Duke didn't do another theatrically released film for 10 years.
* ''WesternAnimation/HoodwinkedToHoodVsEvil'' (2011) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $16,960,968.
* ''Film/{{Hoot}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $8,224,998.
* ''The Horse In The Gray Flannel Suit'' (1968) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $3.3 million.
* ''Hot Pursuit'' (2015) -- Budget, $35,000,000. Box office, $45,680,201. Lost more than $12,000,000.
* ''Film/HotRod'' (2007) -- Budget, $25.3 million. Box office, $14.3 million.
* ''Hot To Trot'' (1988) -- Budget, $9 million. Box office, $6,436,211. Director Michael Dinner's first and final major movie (he's stuck to television since with one exception), a theatrical StarDerailingRole for noted comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (it also became an OldShame for him when he got a copy of the script in 2011), and a severe halter to entertainment featuring talking horses.
* ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine2'' (2015) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $12.8-13.1 million. This case of {{Sequelitis}} has likely [[FranchiseKiller drained out the]] ''Hot Tub Time Machine'' movies after two pictures.
* ''Film/TheHottieAndTheNottie'' (2008) -- Budget, $9,000,000. Box office, $1,596,232. A stillborn attempt to make Paris Hilton a movie star.
* ''Film/{{Hounddog}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $131,961. The film was intended to be a break into more adult material for star Creator/DakotaFanning; its failure delayed this by a couple of years. Most notable for the controversy over a rape scene involving Fanning's character, and the subsequent dismissal by critics of said scene as being pure {{Narm}}.
* ''House Of D'' (2005) -- Budget, $6,000,000. Box office, $388,532. This is the only time Creator/DavidDuchovny attempted to direct and write.
* ''Film/HouseOfTheDead'' (2003) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $13,818,181. This was infamous director Creator/UweBoll's first major American video game film, and he, to the surprise of many a person), [[CreatorBacklash hates this movie and its screenplay, considering it to be the worst film he's done]]; the sequel, which went straight to cable, brought back the person who wrote that screenplay but Boll did not get involved at all with that film (said screenwriter, Mark Altman, never got involved with another film that wasn't low-budget or DirectToVideo). It's also the third-to-last movie from producer/distributor Artisan Entertainment before they were swallowed by Lionsgate.
* ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $6,265,311.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfYes'' (1997) -- Budget, $1,500,000. Box office, $626,057. Producer Robert Berger's cinematic career is virtually nonexistent past this film.
* ''Film/TheHouseOnCarrollStreet'' (1988) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $459,824.
* ''Film/HowardTheDuck'' (1986) -- Budget, $37 million. Box office, $37,962,774. Allegedly, two Creator/{{Universal}} executives [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor got into a fistfight]] while arguing over who was to blame for greenlighting the film; both of them deny this. Company president Frank Price's resignation, meanwhile, has been directly attributed to this same movie with the headline ""Duck" Cooks Price's Goose" (Price would resurface at his other major home, Columbia, a little while later). It is also a CareerKiller for husband-and-wife team Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz and is one of the few productions Creator/GeorgeLucas has ever admitted [[OldShame regret over]]. And to top it off, this notorious film, along with issues from [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck Disney,]] kicked Howard The Duck into the bottom bracket of Creator/{{Marvel}}'s comic book superstars for the next 30 years. Thankfully, a combination of a buyout by Disney (meaning no more legal snags between the two ducks), a cameo in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', and a new Howard comic series may mean a turnaround for the duck at last.
* ''How Do You Know'' (2010) -- Budget, $120 million. Box office, $48,668,907.
* ''Film/HowToLoseFriendsAndAlienatePeople'' (2008) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $19,151,797.
* ''Film/HudsonHawk'' (1991) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $17,218,080. Numerous reports on the film's TroubledProduction place the blame on Creator/BruceWillis letting his ego run rampant, causing multiple re-shoots and editing wars.
* ''Film/TheHudsuckerProxy'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $2,816,518.
* ''Film/{{Hugo}}'' (2011) -- Budget, $156 million (not counting marketing costs), $190 million (counting them). Box office, $185,770,160.
* ''Film/TheHumanCentipede 3 (Final Sequence)'' (2015) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $14,562. Any ideas of more sequences in the ''Human Centipede'' movie series are unlikely after this attempt.
* ''Film/TheHumanStain'' (2003) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $24,863,804.
* ''Film/TheHunted'' (2003) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $45,496,534.
* ''Film/TheHunters'' (1958) -- Budget, $2,440,000. Box office, $2.1 million. This movie killed off Dick Powell's directing career, though he remained an executive until he died from cancer that he may have received from filming ''The Conqueror'' a few years later. He also ended his relationship with Fox.
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[[folder:I-J]]
* ''Film/IFrankenstein'' (2014) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $19,075,290 (domestic), $71,154,592 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ISpy'' (2002) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $50,732,945. One of three flops in 2002 that severely impacted Creator/EddieMurphy's career.
* ''Film/TheIdentical'' (2014) -- Budget, $16 million (not counting marketing costs), $32 million (counting them). Box office, $2,747,075.
* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $495,303. It has been widely speculated that 20th Century Fox deliberately sabotaged the film's release and marketing (giving it a limited release and no advertising), partly because of all the {{Take That}}s the film gives to its parent company's [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel news division]], and partly to avoid angering all the companies that had ProductPlacement in this movie.
* ''Film/IllBeHomeForChristmas'' (1998) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $12,214,338.
* ''Film/IllDoAnything'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $10,424,645.
* ''Film/IllegallyYours'' (1988) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $259,019. (Wow).
* ''Film/ImagineThat'' (2009) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $22,985,194.
* ''Film/{{Impostor}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $8,145,541.
* ''Film/InCountry'' (1989) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $3,531,791.
* ''In Secret'' (2013, 2014) -- $2 million. Box office, this is no secret, $444,179.
* ''Film/TheInterview'' (2014) -- Budget, $42-44 million. Box office, $6,105,175 (domestic), $11,305,175 (worldwide). Largely due to almost all cinema chains refusing to show the film following terrorist threats and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Pictures_Entertainment_hack the massive Sony hack that forced leader Amy Pascal's resignation]]. The film only played at roughly 300 screens in the US. However, the film was released for digital download and video-on-demand, where it earned close to $40 million. Sony expects to break even on the film, while others speculate they could still lose as much as $30 million on the film due to the high marketing costs and poor box office performance.
* ''Film/InTheHeartOfTheSea'' (2015) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $24.5 million (domestic), $90.1 million (worldwide).
* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing'' (2007) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $13,097,915.
* ''Inchon'' (1982) -- Budget, $46 million. Box office, $5,200,986. In 1995, it made the Guinness Book of World Records as "[[MedalOfDishonor the biggest money-loser in history]]," later to be surpassed by the aforementioned ''Cutthroat Island''. This notorious movie has never been released on a home entertainment format and shot down director Terence Young's career.
* ''Film/TheIndianInTheCupboard'' (1995) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $35,656,131.
* ''Film/{{Inkheart}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $17,303,424 (domestically), $62,450,361 (worldwide).
* ''The In Crowd'' (2000) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $5,280,035.
* ''The In-Laws'' (2003) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $26,891,849.
* ''Instinct'' (1999) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $34,105,207.
* ''Intersection'' (1994) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $21.3 million. Director Mark Rydell wouldn't direct another theatrical film for twelve years.
* ''Film/{{Intolerance}}'' (1916) -- Budget, $2.5 million, Box office, under $100,000. Despite tremendous reviews, this now-classic film went down in history as the first big detonation to hit Hollywood, and was a shock to the nascent industry. It single-handedly sunk D.W. Griffith's production company, Triangle Films, and ruined both his career and his personal life. The film's failure was due in part to its length (over five hours in the original cut), its then innovative techniques (which confused the audiences), and poor timing - it was an anti-war film that came out just as the US population was growing in favor of entering WorldWarOne.
* ''Film/IntoTheBlue'' (2005) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $44,434,439.
* ''Into The Sun'' (2005) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $175,563. [[note]] It's possible this got a limited release before bad reception sent it straight to DVD. [[/note]]
* ''Film/InvadersFromMars'' (1986) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $4.9 million (domestic).
* ''Film/TheInvasion'' (2007) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $40,170,558.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' (1999) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $31,333,917. Despite [[AcclaimedFlop exceptional reviews and a 97% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes,]] ''The Iron Giant'' tanked at the box office, and was part of a small series of bombs for Warner Bros. that eventually led to ''[[CreatorKiller Looney Tunes:]] [[FranchiseKiller Back in Action.]]'' Unsurprisingly, it was VindicatedByCable and home video, and is considered a major step for Creator/BradBird's career.
* ''Film/{{Ironweed}}'' (1987) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $7,393,346.
* ''Film/{{Ishtar}}'' (1987) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $14,375,181. Its failure, along with that of other films such as ''The Adventures of Baron Munchausen'' and ''Leonard Part 6'', led to Coca-Cola leaving the film business, selling off Creator/ColumbiaPictures to Creator/{{Sony}}, who also had Creator/TristarPictures. In addition, the troubled film ensured that director Elaine May would not take another movie credit for 9 years, and she hasn't had a directing job since.
* ''The Island'' (1980) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $15.7 million.
* ''Film/TheIsland'' (2005) -- Budget, $126 million. Box office, $35,818,913 (domestically), $162,949,164 (worldwide).
* ''[[Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau The Island of Dr. Moreau]]'' (1996) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $27,663,982 (domestic), $49,627,779 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ItsPat'' (1994) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $60,822. The reason for the low gross was that the movie only saw release in '''three''' cities, and was ripped out of theaters after its opening weekend. ''It's Pat'', along with ''Stuart Saves His Family'', began the DorkAge of movies based off of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketches. As an added final bonus, ''It's Pat'' was released two days after studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg's [[RageQuit well publicized and acrimonious firing]] from Disney, who distributed this film through Touchstone.
* ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' (1946) -- Budget, $3.18 million. Box office, $3.3 million. When this film was originally released, it cost RKO Radio Pictures $525,000 and forced director Frank Capra to sell his production company to Paramount. This film is now considered one of [[AcclaimedFlop Capra's masterpieces,]] and won a Technical Achievement Oscar.
* ''[[Film/JackFrost1998 Jack Frost]]'' (1998) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $34.5 million (domestic). A StarDerailingRole for lead Creator/MichaelKeaton, who was frozen into the B list of movie stars until ''Film/{{Birdman}}'' in 2014.
* ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'' (2013) -- Budget, $195 million (production alone), $295 million (marketing included). Box office, $65,039,498 (domestically), $197,539,498 (worldwide). This movie did horribly enough that Hollywood is reconsidering its trend of DarkerAndEdgier FairyTale {{Remake}}s. The success of Disney's film adaptation of ''Film/IntoTheWoods'', however, may help the genre's chances.
* ''Film/{{Jade}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $9,851,610. This film and ''Kiss of Death'' from earlier that year marked a stillborn attempt to make David Caruso a movie star after suddenly leaving ''NYPDBlue'', and he faded from public view before coming back with ''Series/CSIMiami''. One of two films that year that thrashed Joe Eszterhas's career, the other being ''Showgirls'', and ''Burn Hollywood Burn'' would give him his third and final strike 3 years later.
* ''Film/JakobTheLiar'' (1999) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $4.9 million.
* ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' (1996) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $28,946,127. This did not succeed for Disney and Creator/TimBurton despite [[AcclaimedFlop critical acclaim]] and ApprovalOfGod from Roald Dahl's widow. As a result, not many stop-motion features have been made since, and Disney dropped advertising on this film.
* ''Film/JaneGotAGun'' (2016) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $835,572 (so far).
* ''Film/JawsTheRevenge'' (1987) -- Budget, $20 million (not counting marketing costs), $23 million (counting them). Box office, $20,763,013 (domestically), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $51,881,013 (worldwide)]]. The film's overwhelming {{Hatedom}} finally convinced executives that the ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' hype from the seventies had long come to an end[[note]]Long story short: The film and prior sequels were made purely due to ExecutiveMeddling, thus lacking any involvement from ''Jaws'' director Creator/StevenSpielberg[[/note]]. It only took two years before Universal and Steven Spielberg made a TakeThat to this film in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''. Actor Lance Guest only appeared in two more movies, MCA boss Sid Sheinberg's wife Lorraine Gary refused to go back in front of a camera, and director Joe Sargent never did another theatrically released film, plus Creator/MichaelCaine's career took a downturn after appearing in this movie for good pay, which he's never watched back.
* ''Film/JeffersonInParis'' (1995) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $2,442,542.
* ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms'' (2015) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $2,184,640. Did so poorly that Universal pulled it a mere two weeks after release, making it [[Film/SteveJobs the second film]] Universal pulled from theaters due to poor performance within just one week. Note that the take listed is ''global'' -- the overseas take [[EpicFail didn't even crack five figures]]. Director John M. Chu [[http://io9.com/how-justin-bieber-and-social-media-brought-jem-and-the-1737829243 originally had a proposal put together]] that was much closer to [[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} the original '80s cartoon]], but producers Jason Blum and Scooter Braun (yes, the guy who unleashed Music/JustinBieber onto the world) instead heavily reworked it for "the YouTube generation" while locking series creator Christy Marx out of the creative process entirely (she gets a token CreatorCameo at the end, but that was the extent of her involvement in the film). The film got released like this, and Twitter quickly filled up with images of empty theaters under the hashtag of [[IncrediblyLamePun "Jempty"]]. Chu [[http://www.indiewire.com/article/director-jon-chu-gives-brutally-honest-talk-day-after-jem-and-the-holograms-bombs-20151025 wasted no time]] in declaring ''Jem'' to be his OldShame, and the movie, which should have been a shoe-in with a cheap budget, instead became one of the most notorious busts of 2015. This was also the first project of Hasbro Studios' self-financing Allspark Studios, though this film certainly didn't dent the studio.
* ''Film/JenniferEight'' (1992) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $11,390,479.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (1990) -- Budget, unknown. Box office, $20,305,841. This was intended to be the GrandFinale to the Jetsons cartoon show anyway, and sure enough, outside of a few video games in the next few years, no further attempts to reboot the animated Hanna-Barbera franchise have materialized. It was also Mel Blanc's final role, and the movie DID get salvaged somewhat on home video.
* ''Film/JimmyHollywood'' (1994) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $3,783,003.
* ''Film/JoesApartment'' (1996) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $4,619,014. Billed as Creator/{{MTV}}'s first feature film, ''Joe's Apartment'' failed to find an audience and disgusted critics with its attempt at featuring "cute" cockroaches (Creator/RogerEbert called this a "really, really bad idea" in his end of the year special with Creator/GeneSiskel). The movie's failure led to Warner Bros selling MTV's film distribution rights back to Creator/{{Viacom}}, [[LaserGuidedKarma which promptly bit them in the ass]] as MTV's next movie was the financially successful ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica''.
* ''Film/JoeSomebody'' (2001) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $24,516,772.
* ''Film/JohnCarter'' (2012) -- Budget, $250 million (not counting marketing costs), $350 million (counting them). Box office, $263,704,913. Once the movie's dismal American box office numbers came in, Creator/{{Disney}} anticipated that it would take a $200-million wash on the film; even after [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the international box office]] helped to at least partially salvage it, it still went down as one of the biggest flops in history. Disney fired their studio chairman, Rich Ross, on the heels of this film, a decision that may very well have been justified come ''The Lone Ranger'' the following year. Marketing executive MT Carney, who helmed the movie's marketing campaign, also left the company.
* ''Film/JohnnyBeGood'' (1988) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $17,550,399.
* ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'' (1995) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $19,075,720.
* ''Film/JonahHex'' (2010) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $10,547,117. Too many people thought "ItsShortSoItSucks," and coming out the same weekend as ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' didn't do it any favors either.
* ''Josh and S.A.M.'' (1993) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $1,640,220.
* ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' (2001) -- Budget, $39 million. Box office, $14.8 million. Ended up being a huge blow to [[StarDerailingRole Rachael Leigh Cook's leading career]].
* ''Film/JudgeDredd'' (1995) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $34,693,481 (domestically), $113,493,481 (worldwide). Effectively [[InkStainAdaptation hamstrung]] any attempts to establish the Judge Dredd franchise in the U.S.
** On that note, the reboot ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $13,414,714 (domestically), $22,211,811 (foreign). Despite this, it has [[CultClassic enjoyed better reception]] [[AcclaimedFlop than the Stallone version]].
* ''Judgment Night'' (1993) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, $12 million.
* ''Film/{{Junior}}'' (1994) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $36,763,355 (domestic), $108,431,355 (worldwide).
* ''Film/JupiterAscending'' (2015) -- Budget, $175 million. Box office, $43,110,000 (domestic), $181,900,000 (worldwide). Could very well be the death knell for the Wachowskis' film careers.
* ''Film/TheJuror'' (1996) -- Budget, $44 million. Box office, $22,754,725.
* ''Just The Ticket'' (1999) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $434,404. Yeah, you read that right. Shoved out to theaters during a packed weekend, then pulled almost immediately for video plans. Apparently didn't do too bad in the rental market, however.
* ''[[Film/LesVisiteurs Just Visiting]]'' (2001) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $16,176,732. Its failure led to Disney shutting down Creator/HollywoodPictures, though they would continue to use the brand for their home video releases. They later reopened the studio five years later.
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[[folder:K-L]]
* ''Film/K19TheWidowmaker'' (2002) -- Budget, $100 million (not counting marketing costs), $135 million (counting them). Box office, $65,716,126.
* ''Film/KansasCity'' (1996) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $1,356,329.
* ''Film/{{Kazaam}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $18,937,262. Effectively fouled up any chance of Shaquille O'Neal branching his career out of basketball after this, his rap album, and the infamous video game ''VideoGame/ShaqFu'' were all released and ripped apart in the mid 90s. ''Kazaam'' also landed a critical hit on director Paul Michael Glaser's career, as he would not direct or star in anything for the next 5 years, and any and all directing jobs he would hold after his hiatus were on television only.
* ''Film/{{Khartoum}}'' (1966) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $3,000,000 (rentals). This was the last film to utilize the Ultra Panavision 70 film format until ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' 50 years later.
* ''Film/KillMeAgain'' (1989) -- Budget, $4 million. Box office, $283,694.
* ''Film/{{Killers}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $47,059,963 (domestic), $98,159,963 (worldwide). Supporting co-star Creator/TomSelleck has not made any theatrical film appearances since then, though he remains a popular television star by reprising his role as the title character in two additional ''Literature/JesseStone'' television movies and playing the lead role in the police procedural ''Series/BlueBloods''.
* ''Film/KillerElite'' (2011) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $56,383,756.
* ''Film/KillerJoe'' (2011, 2012) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $1,987,762 (domestic), $3,665,069 (worldwide). This movie was only in 75 theaters stateside.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheKingAndI'' (1999) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,993,021. The film's negative reception due to its {{Disneyfication}} of the original musical and subsequent failure prompted the estates of Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein to permanently mandate that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero animated adaptations of their works are to be completely forbidden,]] and relegated Richard Rich to the C-list of animators. It was also part of a series of bombs for Warner Animation that ended in ''[[CreatorKiller Looney Tunes: Back in Action.]]''
* ''Film/KingArthur'' (2004) -- Budget, $120 million. Box office, $51,882,244 (domestic), $203,567,857 (worldwide). One of a handful of flops in 2004 that ultimately helped end Disney CEO Michael Eisner's long run at the company.
* ''Film/KingDavid'' (1985) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, $5,111,099. According to the book ''Literature/{{Disneywar}}'', former Paramount President Michael Eisner, who had become the chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Productions the year prior (and renamed it The Walt Disney Company), criticized this movie's casting of Richard Gere, [[TallDarkAndSnarky snarking,]] [[SophisticatedAsHell "I don't see David]] [[WTHCastingAgency in]] [[WTHCostumingDepartment a dress."]] Gere also earned derision from the Razzies, getting nominated for his role, and director Creator/BruceBeresford admitted Gere was miscast.
* ''Film/KingKongLives'' (1986) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $4,711,220. This finished off John Guillerman's directing career in cinema.
* ''Film/TheKingOfComedy'' (1983) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $2,536,242.
* ''Film/KingOfNewYork'' (1990) -- Budget, $5 million (Estimated). Box office, $2.5 million.
* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' (2005) -- Budget, $130 million. Box office, $47,398,413 (domestically), $211,652,051 (worldwide).
* ''Film/AKissBeforeDying'' (1991)-- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $15,429,177.
* ''Film/KissOfDeath'' (1995) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $14,942,422. This film and ''Jade'' from later that year marked a stillborn attempt to make David Caruso a movie star after suddenly leaving ''NYPDBlue'', and he faded from public view before coming back with ''Series/CSIMiami''.
* ''Film/KnockKnock'' (2015) -- Budget, $3 million. Box office, $36,336.
* ''Film/KnightAndDay'' (2010) -- Budget, $117 million. Box office, $76,423,035 (domestic), $261,930,436 (worldwide).
* ''Knucklehead'' (2010) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, '''$1,000''' (domestic), '''$8,927''' (worldwide) (Those are indeed the actual figures.) This movie only played in select theaters, and, unsurprisingly, KO'ed wrestler Big Show's film career right out of the gates.
* ''Film/{{Krull}}'' (1983) -- Budget, $27 million (not counting marketing costs), $50 million (counting them). Box office, $16,519,460.
* ''Film/{{Kundun}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $8,684,789. The production of this movie led to China barring director Martin Scorsese, writer Mellisa Mathison, and several other crew members from returning to China (Scorsese hasn't attempted another Asian production since.) It also led to China hindering Disney's distribution of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' in the country the next year (Disney distributed ''Kundun'' through Touchstone.)
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' (1986) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $12,729,917.
* ''Film/LadyInTheWater'' (2006) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $42,285,169 (domestic), $72,785,169 (worldwide). One of the factors in M. Night Shyamalan losing his AuteurLicense, but he would remain an A-list director until the [[Film/TheLastAirbender film adaptation]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', which fully turned his name and reputation to mud. Recent films such as fellow bomb ''Film/AfterEarth'' have not helped.
* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $18.43 million.
* ''Film/LandOfTheLost'' (2009) -- Budget, $142 million. Box office, $69,548,641.
* ''Film/LargerThanLife'' (1996) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $8,315,693.
* ''Film/LastActionHero'' (1993) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $50,016,394 (domestically), $137,298,489 (worldwide). Had the misfortune of being released the weekend after ''Film/JurassicPark''.
* ''Film/TheLastCastle'' (2001) -- Budget, $72 million. Box office, $27,642,707.
* ''Film/TheLastLegion'' (2007) -- Budget, $67 million. Box office, $25,303,038.
* ''Film/LastManStanding'' (1996) -- Budget, $67 million. Box office, $47,267,001.
* ''Film/TheLastStand'' (2013) -- Budget, $30-45 million. Box office, $12,050,299 (domestic), $48,330,757 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'' (2015) -- Budget, $70-90 million. Box office, $26,896,445 (domestic so far), $105,248,480 (worldwide so far).
* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' (2003) -- Budget, $78 million. Box office, $66,465,204 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $179,265,204 (worldwide)]]. Derailed Creator/SeanConnery's mainstream career, as he effectively retired after his work here. Heck, this movie pretty much derailed ''everybody'''s careers.
* ''Film/{{Leatherheads}}'' (2008) -- Budget, $58 million. Box office, $41,299,492.
* ''Literature/LeftBehind'' (released in 2000/2001) -- Budget, $4 million. Box office, $4.2 million. This version was produced at the midpoint of the book series' success but barely broke even; thanks in large part to an unorthodox release strategy in which the film was released on video first, but what really damaged this film was co-author Tim [=LaHaye=] [[DisownedAdaptation not only disowning the film]] (blasting the poor quality of the films) but eventually suing film producer Cloud Ten Pictures for breach of contract, with the case taking nearly a decade before being settled in 2008. (Two more films in this version were produced covering the 2nd book "Tribulation Force"[[note]]Those were ''Left Behind II: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tribulation Force]]'' and ''Left Behind: World at War''[[/note]] during the period this was being fought in court.) Needless to say, it didn't help Kirk Cameron's career out much.
** The 2nd version (released in 2014) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $21,106,062. By 2010, Cloud Ten Pictures got a second chance to produce a version of the ''Left Behind'' books [[{{Retool}} more to]] [=LaHaye=]'s liking; this time with a bigger name cast that was headlined by Creator/NicolasCage and a bigger (by Christian film standards, at least) budget. Despite being the CreatorPreferredAdaptation of [=LaHaye=] and co-author Jerry Jenkins; the movie (much like the original one) eventually barely made its budget back despite poor reviews from secular (and [[http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/october-web-only/left-behind.html?start=3 some Christian reviewers]]). Sequels focusing on the 2nd book are in the planning stages.
* ''Film/{{Legend}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $15,502,112. This movie's production is noteworthy for starting an accidental fire on the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios that decimated the famous soundstage and forced a small change in the film's shooting schedule.
* ''Legend'' (2015) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, [[AmericansHateTingle $1,872,994 (domestic)]], $38.7 million (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheLegendOfBaggerVance'' (2000) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $39,459,427.
* ''Film/TheLegendOfHercules'' (2014) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $61,279,452.
* ''Film/TheLegendOfTheLoneRanger'' (1981) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $12.6 million. The bad reputation of the film's TroubledProduction and legal issues put a dent in any possible success. Was supposed to be the big debut of leading actor Klinton Spilsbury, yet it ended up being his ''only'' film appearance.'
* ''WesternAnimation/LegendsOfOzDorothysReturn'' (2014) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $18,662,027.
* ''Legendary'' (2010) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $200,393. This film was only in theaters for one week, and left theaters at the end of said week, taking $4,000,000 in losses with it.
* ''Film/LeonardPart6'' (1987) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $4,615,255. Creator/BillCosby was so disgusted with it that rather than promote it, he implored people to ''avoid'' it. They listened, and Cosby became the first person to accept a Razzie for this film (but not the first to accept it at the actual awards show, that "honor" belongs to Paul Verhoeven for ''Film/{{Showgirls}}''). The film's implosion, along with the severe financial failures of ''Ishtar'' and ''The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen'', led distributor Columbia into a merger with Tristar and both studios leaving Coca-Cola for Sony.
* ''Film/LetItRide'' (1989) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $4,973,285.
* ''Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'' (2004) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $34,808,403.
* ''Film/TheLifeBeforeHerEyes'' (2007, 2008) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $7,248,490. This sent the career of director/producer Vadim Perelman, who did DreamWorks's ''House of Sand and Fog'', into a [[CreatorKiller bottomless pit;]] he has yet to direct or produce another movie.
* ''Film/TheLifeOfDavidGale'' (2003) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $19,955,598 (domestic), $38,955,598 (worldwide). The film's critical and commercial failure prompted director Creator/AlanParker to retire from filmmaking, despite a high quality track record before it.
* ''Film/LifeOrSomethingLikeIt'' (2002) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $16,872,671. This film, and ''Man of the House,'' three years later, derailed the A-list career of director Stephen Herek, who has mostly stuck to television and DirectToVideo films since.
* ''Life Stinks'' (1991) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $4,102,526. The film's enormous critical and commercial flop was [[StarDerailingRole bad]] [[CreatorKiller news]] for star, director, producer, and writer Creator/MelBrooks, whose career took a downturn after this, bottoming out with ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt''.
* ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,603,545. This is one of the films that ultimately did in The Cannon Group.
* ''Film/LightSleeper'' (1992) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $1,050,861.
* ''Lion of the Desert'' (1981) -- Budget, $35 million (estimated). No accurate box office numbers seem to exist, but the revenue could be around $11.5 million. The fact that it is a historical epic honoring a Libyan national hero, commissioned and financed by the UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi dictatorship, results in a very powerful case of AudienceAlienatingPremise. This is too bad, because most critics who actually bothered to see it say that it is really good.[[note]]It currently boasts an 80% score on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.8 in Imdb.[[/note]]
* ''Film/LittleBlackBook'' (2004) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $22,034,832.
* ''Film/LittleBuddha'' (1993) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $4,858,139.
* ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'' (1989) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $1,368,000. This film only received a limited release in the United States after it escaped DevelopmentHell. It is the biggest OldShame for Creator/HayaoMiyazaki as far as the anime director is concerned.
* ''Film/LittleNicky'' (2000) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $58,292,295.
* ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'' (1995) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $10,015,449. Despite critical acclaim, Warner Bros. barely promoted the movie, and it floundered out during a very competitive month.
* ''Film/LockUp'' (1989) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $22,099,847 (domestic).
* ''Film/{{Lolita}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $62 million. Box office, $1,071,255. Difficulties in finding a distributor for this controversial film resulted in it opening in Europe before America, and landing on Showtime before hitting theaters, where it became one of the biggest bombs of 1997.
* ''Film/{{London}}'' (2005) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, (get ready to gasp in horror) $20,361!
* ''Film/TheLoneRanger'' (2013) -- Budget, $215275 million (not counting marketing costs), $380$450 million (counting them). Box office, $260,002,115. One of [[MedalOfDishonor the biggest flops of all-time]], with or without adjusting for inflation, and, along with ''Cowboys And Aliens'', [[GenreKiller is guilty of dropping the bridge on the fantasy western]] for the foreseeable future. Part of a string of flops for star Johnny Depp as well as a StarDerailingRole for co-star Armie Hammer, who played the titular character. In addition, Disney ended their long relationship with producer Creator/JerryBruckheimer after this film, though for other reasons. Its massive flop may have vindicated Disney's decision to terminate studio chairman Rich Ross after the failure of ''John Carter'' the year prior.
* ''Film/TheLonelyLady'' (1983) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $1,223,000. Virtually every major player in this film save Ray Liotta (it was one of his first roles) saw their careers derailed by its failure. ''The Lonely Lady'' is also the last time one of author Harold Robbins's works has been adapted at all.
* ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'' (1996) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $33,447,612 (domestic), $89,456,761 (worldwide).
* ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' (2003) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $68,514,844. The movie's financial failure led the WB to think audiences no longer were into traditional 2D animation and that the Looney Tunes don't have the lasting appeal that they hoped, canceling the planned Looney Tunes shorts in production and effectively giving the [[CatchPhrase "That's All, Folks!"]] to Warner Bros. Animation until 2014's ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' along with the theatrical career of director Creator/JoeDante (who was already on bad terms with Warner and Universal), and the cinematic career of star Creator/BrendanFraser, who didn't do another film for 5 years. In light of this fiasco, the Looney Tunes will probably never get another theatrical film release in the foreseeable future (ironically, it actually got decent critical reception, [[CriticalDissonance particularly vis-à-vis]] [[Film/SpaceJam the last Tunes movie]]). This movie, along with failures from [[HomeOnTheRange Disney]] and [[SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas DreamWorks,]] helped bring down traditional 2D animated films until Disney released ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' in 2009.
* ''Loose Cannons'' (1990) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $5,585,184.
* ''Film/LordsOfDogtown'' (2005) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $13,411,957.
* ''Lorenzo's Oil'' (1992) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $7,286,388. Despite being [[AcclaimedFlop critically acclaimed,]] this film did not fare well at the box office. Director Creator/GeorgeMiller toned his work down for the next two decades, focusing on family entertainment such as ''Film/{{Babe}}'', but would finally return to heavy action and drama with ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' in 2015.
* ''Film/{{Loser}}'' (2000) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $18.4 million. After this film's disappointing results, director Amy Heckerling took a break from movies until 2007's ''I Could Never Be Your Woman''.
* ''Film/LostHorizon'' (1973) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $3 million. Producer Ross Hunter only worked in television after this movie bombed out.
* ''The Lost Medallion: The Adventures Of Billy Stone'' (2013) -- Budget, $2.5 million. Box office, $705,854.
* ''Film/LoveAffair'' (1994) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $18,272,894.
* ''Film/LoveCrimes'' (1992) -- Budget, $8,500,000. Box office, $2,287,928. Lizzie Borden only directed one more movie.
* ''Film/TheLoveGuru'' (2008) -- Budget, $62 million. Box office, $40,863,344. The film's failure and triple Razzie wins finished off Creator/MikeMyers's career as a leading comedian after the decline starting with the aforementioned ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', with a cameo in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' and ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' his only film roles since.
* ''Film/LoveRanch'' (2010) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $137,885.
* ''Film/TheLovelyBones'' (2009) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $44,114,232 (domestic), $93,621,340 (worldwide).
* ''Film/LuckyNumbers'' (2000) -- Budget, $63 million. Box office, $10,890,222.
* ''Lucky You'' (2007) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $8,382,477. In fairness, it faced [[Film/SpiderMan3 tough competition]] that opening weekend.
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* ''Film/MacAndMe'' (1988) -- Budget, unknown. Box office, $6,424,112. The movie failed in cinemas after it [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks ripped off the plot]] of ''E.T.'' in an attempt to cash in on that movie's theatrical reissue and impending VHS release. It also [[StillbornFranchise cast a planned sequel into a black hole.]] Director Stewart Raffill and composer Alan Silvestri were the only major crew members to survive. Finally, the wheelchair scene from this film became the butt of a RunningGag from actor Paul Rudd.
* ''Film/MacGruber'' (2010) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $9,322,895. Although the movie didn't make back a lot of its money, it would become a CultClassic years later, getting Alamo Drafthouse style Quote-alongs.
* ''Film/MacheteKills'' (2013) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $15,008,161.
* ''Film/MadCity'' (1997) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $10,541,523.
* ''Film/{{Made}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $5,480,653. This film only had a limited release in the United States and virtually no release elsewhere, plus it was part of a year's slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate. It did, however, receive good reviews, ensuring director Creator/JonFavreau, who made his debut in that job with this film, would [[Film/{{Elf}} move]] [[Film/IronMan on]] [[Film/IronMan2 to]] [[Film/{{Chef}} bigger]] [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 and]] [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse better]] things.
* ''Film/TheMajestic'' (2001) -- Budget, $72 million. Box office, $37,317,558.
* ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $6.1 million. Box office, $2,454,447. This and the aforementioned ''Film/CanadianBacon'' led to threats by Creator/{{Universal}} and [=PolyGram=] higher-ups to shut down Gramercy Pictures; it soldiered on until 2000.
* ''Film/{{Malone}}'' (1987) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $3,060,858.
* ''[[Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015 The Man from UNCLE]]'' (2015) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $45,312,930 (domestic), $100,412,930 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ManOfTaiChi'' (2013) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $5,400,144.
* ''Film/ManOfTheHouse'' (2005) -- Budget, $40 million Box office, $19,699,706 (domestic), $21,577,624. This film, along with ''Life Or Something Like It'' three years earlier, derailed Stephen Herek's A-list career, and he's mostly stuck to television and DirectToVideo movies since ''Man of the House''.
* ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' (1999) -- Budget, $82 million. Box office, $47,434,430. This was the first film starring Creator/JimCarrey to not have a successful opening weekend. Director Milos Forman would take another hiatus before his most recent film, ''Goya's Ghosts''.
* ''Man Trouble'' (1992) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $4,096,030. Director Bob Rafelson's career [[CreatorKiller never fully recovered after this]].
* ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' (1997) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $13,717,039.
* ''Film/TheManWhoLovedWomen'' (1983) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $10,964,231.
* ''Film/TheManWithOneRedShoe'' (1985) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $8,645,411.
* ''Film/TheManWithTheIronFists'' (2012) -- Budget, $15 million (not counting marketing costs), $20 million (counting them). Box office, $18,416,465. It lost its audience due to [[Film/{{Skyfall}} its]] [[Film/WreckItRalph competition]], and Universal, who quickly lost confidence with the film, gave it no promotion upon the release date. A sequel WAS made, but it did not feature Russell Crowe and went Direct-To-Blu-Ray-And-DVD.
* ''Film/ManThing'' (2005) -- Budget, $7.5 million. Box office, $1.1 million. Suffered [[TroubledProduction numerous changes and budget boosts]], which only caused more trouble for the film. Got shoved into international theaters while only appearing on television in American markets.
* ''Film/TheManhattanProject'' (1986) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $3.9 million.
* ''Film/MarciX'' (2003) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $1,675,706.
* ''Film/MarieAntoinette'' (2006) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $15,962,471 (domestic), $60,917,189 (worldwide).
* ''The Marrying Man'' (1991) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $12,454,758. Dashed Creator/KimBasinger's hopes of being a singer, and one of a few flops in the early 90's that [[StarDerailingRole melted her A-list career]].
* ''Film/MarsAttacks'' (1996) -- Budget, $80-100 million. Box office, $101,371,017. Creator/TimBurton's parody comedy of B alien movies was undermined by coming out only months after Roland Emmerich's alien epic ''Film/IndependenceDay'', [[DuelingMovies which it got compared to.]] Burton would take a 3-year break before his next film, ''Film/SleepyHollow''.
* ''Film/MarsNeedsMoms'' (2011) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $38,992,758. Its failure caused Disney to shut down [=ImageMovers=] Digital, the production company it had formed with Creator/RobertZemeckis (the film's producer) and the production of a ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' remake; he would later reopen the studio at Universal.
* ''Film/MartianChild'' (2007) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $9,351,744.
* ''Film/MarvinsRoom'' (1996) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $12,803,305.
* ''Film/MaryReilly'' (1996) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $12,379,402.
* ''Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein'' (1994) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $22,006,296 (domestic), $112,006,296 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheMaster'' (2012) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $16,258,724 (domestic), $26,248,232 (worldwide). Protests from the Church of Scientology may have had a part in this film's failure (the main character is an {{Expy}} of L. Ron Hubbard).
* ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse'' (1987) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $17,336,370. Despite the heavy promoting of this adaptation of ''[[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]]'', the film failed, and was one of the movies that eventually did in Creator/TheCannonGroup. Plans for a sequel were [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed]] when ''He-Man'' copyright holder Mattel hiked their licensing fees, and star Creator/DolphLundgren was hammered into the B list of film actors and treats the movie as an OldShame. Finally, it solidified ''He-Man'''s status as an 80's cheese symbol, which left the franchise dated by the end of the decade, although a remake is being worked on.
* ''Material Girls'' (2005) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $16,907,725. It sent director Martha Coolidge's career into the second tier of filmmakers.
* ''Film/MaxKeeblesBigMove'' (2001) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $18,634,654.
* ''Film/MaximumOverdrive'' (1986) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $7.4 million. Creator/StephenKing vowed to never direct another theatrical film again.
* ''Film/McHalesNavy'' (1997) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $4,408,420.
* ''Film/MeetDave'' (2008) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $50,650,079.
* ''Film/MeetJoeBlack'' (1998) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $44,619,100 (domestically), $142,940,100 (worldwide). Universal Pictures fired their chairman after this film failed. It didn't help that it came out in a year where Universal had a series of theatrical flops (the only movie the studio released in the calendar year that had any real box office success was ''Film/PatchAdams'', which was still received poorly by critics and the real Patch Adams, and was a sting to Robin Williams's career).
* ''Meet the Deedles'' (1997) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $4.3 million.
* ''Film/{{Megaforce}}'' (1982) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $5,675,599. [[StillbornFranchise Plans for a sequel were dropped after this movie failed.]]
* ''Film/MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan'' (1992) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $14,358,033.
* ''Film/MenWomenAndChildren'' (2014) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $1,705,908.
* ''Film/TheMerchantOfVenice'' (2004) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $21,417,725.
* ''Film/MercuryRising'' (1998) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $32,935,289 (domestic), $93,107,289 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc'' (1999) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $14,276,317 (domestic), $66,976,317 (worldwide). This didn't fully burn producer/writer/director Luc Besson's career (it DID burn up writer Andrew Birkin's career), but it did lead to him not taking a director's credit again for 6 years. This film wasn't helped by a stuntman's death right in the first weeks of filming OR Besson divorcing star Milla Jovovich.
* ''Film/{{Meteor}}'' (1979) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $8,400,000.
* ''Film/TheMeteorMan'' (1993) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $8,023,147. Compare this to director Robert Townsend's directorial debut, ''Hollywood Shuffle'', which was made for $700,000 and grossed nearly $6 million, a huge proportional profit.
* ''Film/{{Metro}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $32,000,301.
* ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' (1927) -- Budget, 5,100,000 German Reichsmarks. Box office, 75,000 German Reichsmarks. Was panned by a few critics including Creator/HGWells, but has since become one of the most iconic films ever made.
* ''Film/MiamiVice'' (2006) -- Budget, $135 million. Box office, $63,450,470 (domestic), $163,794,509 (worldwide).
* ''Film/MichaelCollins'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,092,559 (domestic), $28,092,559 (worldwide).
* ''Mickey'' (2004) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, less than $300,000. This took down director Hugh Wilson's career.
* ''Film/MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil'' (1997) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $25,105,255.
* ''Film/MightyJoeYoung'' (1998) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $50,632,037. This film, along with Roland Emmerich's version of ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'', sent the movie monster genre into remission until the New 10s (the 2005 remake of ''King Kong'' didn't end it).
* ''Film/MilkMoney'' (1994) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $18,137,661.
* ''Film/MillionDollarMystery'' (1987) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $989,033 (domestic). This finished off notable 50's director Richard Fleischer's (the man who directed Disney's ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'') career. The movie also saw a stuntman's death during filming, and was hit by Roger Ebert for being no more than a [[ProductPlacement plug-in]] for Glad trash bags (The Other Wiki also stated the film borrowed the plot from ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld.'')
* ''Film/MiracleAtStAnna'' (2008) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $9,323,833.
* ''Film/TheMissing'' (2003) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $38,364,277.
* ''Film/MissionToMars'' (2000) -- Budget, $90-100 million. Box office, $60,883,407 (domestic), $110,983,407 (worldwide). The first in an ongoing series of career-wrecking bombs for famed director Creator/BrianDePalma.
* ''Film/MixedNuts'' (1994) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $6.8 million.
* ''Film/{{Mobsters}}'' (1991) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $20,246,790. They did not do themselves well by opening this movie the same day as ''Terminator 2: Judgment Day.''
* ''Film/TheModSquad'' (1999) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $13,263,993.
* ''Film/{{Molly}}'' (1999) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, $17,650. (Yikes!)
* ''Film/TheMollyMaguires'' (1970) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $2.2 million.
* ''Film/MoneyTrain'' (1995) -- Budget, $68 million. Box office, $35,431,113 (domestically), $77,224,232 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Monkeybone}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $7,622,365. The film was significantly changed from its source material, and the resulting film was blasted by critics.
* ''Film/{{Monsignor}}'' (1982) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $6.5 million (domestic). This movie's failure put director Frank Perry in a bad spot (the Razzie wins from his previous film ''Mommie Dearest'' didn't help.
* ''Film/MoonOverParador'' (1988) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $11,444,204.
* ''Film/MoonlightMile'' (2002) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, $10,011,050.
* ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'' (2013) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $31,165,421 (domestic), $90,565,421 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Mortdecai}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $30,418,560. Part of a string of flops for star Creator/JohnnyDepp.
* ''Film/AMostViolentYear'' (2014) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $6 million. It first saw release in four theaters before going to 818. It IS an AcclaimedFlop, however.
* ''Film/MostWanted'' (1997) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,838,218.
* ''Motherhood'' (2009) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $726,354. Easily the biggest bomb of Creator/UmaThurman's career. Particularly notable for its British release, where it's the second-biggest flop of all time. It was shown in only one UK cinema and took £88 on its opening weekend. On its opening night it took £9. That's '''one ticket'''.
* ''Film/{{Moving}}'' (1988) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $10,815,378.
* ''Film/MrBaseball'' (1992) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $20,883,046.
* ''Film/MrBugGoesToTown'' [[note]] Also known as ''Hoppity Goes To Town'' and ''Bugville'' [[/note]] (1941) -- Budget, $713,511. Box office, $214,000. The film received almost no promotion from Paramount in either its 1941 release, nor its 1946 re-release as ''Hoppity Goes To Town''. The premiere was also delayed by producer Max Fleischer, which led to it opening two days before the Pearl Harbor attacks that ultimately prompted the U.S. to enter World War II. That took the wind out of the film, and led to the Fleischers, who were no longer on speaking terms with each other, losing their studio to Paramount, who renamed it Famous Studios. Copyrights for this film subsequently went all over the place, last being distributed by Fleischer rival Disney internationally.
* ''Film/MrMagoo'' (1997) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $21.4 million. Disney was forced to pull the movie shortly after release due to pressure from blindness advocates. It was a [[CreatorKiller huge blow to director Stanley Tong]] as well, possibly one of the reasons why he never directed another American film again.
* ''Film/MrNobody'' (2009) -- Budget, $58 million. Box office, $3,547,209.
* ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'' (2014) -- Budget, $145 million. Box office, $111,506,430 (domestic), $272,912,430 (worldwide). This is [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks Animation]]'s biggest disappointment since 2003's ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas''. It, however, didn't stop DWA from making a 2D talk-show esque spinoff on Netflix the next year.
* ''Film/MrSaturdayNight'' (1992) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $13,351,357.
* ''Film/MrWrong'' (1996) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $12.3 million. This shot director Nick Castle (the man who played Michael Myers in ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'') and the writer's careers [[CreatorKiller right in the heart for several years]], and was one of the last times producer Marty Katz associated himself with Disney, who distributed this thru Touchstone, before moving his production company to Santa Monica.
* ''Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle'' (1994) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $2,144,667. Though it was critically acclaimed.
* ''Film/MrsWinterbourne'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $10,082,005.
* ''Film/MulhollandFalls'' (1996) -- Budget, $29 million. Box office, $11,526,099. Screenwriter Pete Dexter didn't write another screenplay until adapting his novel ''The Paperboy'' in 2012.
* ''Film/{{Multiplicity}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $21 million.
* ''Film/{{Mumford}}'' (1999) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $4,555,459. Lawrence Kasdan wouldn't go near Disney again for over a decade, but when he finally did, it was with the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, which started with ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
* ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'' (1999) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $22.3 million. It was rushed into theaters by distributor Columbia, and its financial failure ended the relevance of Jim Henson Productions, who never made another film. The next 3 Muppet movies were TV movies, and Disney secured the rights to the franchise in 2004 and rebooted the series with ''Film/TheMuppets'' in 2011.
* ''Film/MurderByNumbers'' (2002) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $31,945,749 (domestic), $56,714,157 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheMusketeer'' (2001) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $34,585,771.
* ''My All-American'' (2015) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $2,246,000.
* ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'' (1999) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $36,850,101.
* ''Film/MySoulToTake'' (2011) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $20,976,402.
* ''Film/MysteryMen'' (1999) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $33,461,011.
* ''FIlm/NakedLunch'' (1991) -- Budget, $17-$18 million. Box office, $2,641,357. This film baffled critics such as Siskel & Ebert due to its content, and likely baffled audiences as well.
* ''Film/NateAndHayes'' (1983) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $1.9 million (domestic). This film was an attempt by Paramount, then under Michael Eisner, to capitalize on the success of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' through a pirate angle, but it failed, and helped contribute to the genre getting pushed onto the backburner (''Cutthroat Island'' would hang the genre the next decade outside of Disney's ''Pirates Of The Caribbean'' movies, which also started under Eisner.)
* ''Film/NationalLampoonsMovieMadness'' (1983) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $5,027,193. Originally finished in 1981, it sat on the shelf for two years under the name ''National Lampoon Goes To The Movies''. While it was critically despised and failed badly, it didn't slow ''National Lampoon'' down at all.
* ''Film/NeedForSpeed'' (2014) -- Budget, $66 million. Box office, $43,511,047 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $203,211,047]] (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIITheNextChapter'' (1990, 1991) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $17 million (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $56,468,971]] (worldwide). Thanks to a long gap between movies, only one actor from the first film, the librarian, returned for ''[=NeverEnding=] Story II.'' While it was a hit worldwide, it couldn't recoup its costs in America, as it got a horrible reception from critics and fans for the plot. Its failure in America didn't stop a third film from being made, but it DID influence its final fate.
** Speaking of that, ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIIIEscapeFromFantasia'' (1994, 1995) -- Budget, $17,000,000. Box office, $5,000,000 (Germany), possibly less than [[EpicFail $10,000]] (domestic). Following part 2's poor reception, the third entry in the series, which has no basis on Michael Ende's novel, originally received a limited release in the United States. ''[=NeverEnding Story III=]'' proceeded to get an [[UpToEleven EVEN WORSE]] [[{{Sequelitis}} RECEPTION]] than the previous entry due to further aggravating the characters and plot problems beyond what II did, making Falkor and the Rock Biter OutOfCharacter, and completely omitting Atreyu and the series's theme song. The rock-bottom reception prevented ''[=NeverEnding=] Story III'' from getting a general wide release in the U.S. until Creator/MiramaxFilms brought it DirectToVideo 2 years later. It's one of the few films Creator/JackBlack sees as an OldShame, and it effectively [[{{Irony}} ended]] [[FranchiseKiller the ''[=NeverEnding=]'' Story in America.]]
* ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $2,819,485. This was originally intended to be a drama, but the higher-ups at maker Disney ordered it turned into a musical in an attempt to revive live-action versions of musicals on the back of the Disney Renaissance films ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. This move angered star Christian Bale, and the film's failure convinced him never to do another musical (after he lent a voice to ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' first) and led to Disney's plans backfiring and keeping live-action musicals [[GenreKiller out of business]] until their next major attempt with ''High School Musical'' succeeded at this film's job. Eventually became a CultClassic and earned a considerably better received stage adaptation in 2011, which also happens to be a musical.
* ''Film/NewYorkMinute'' (2004) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $21,289,826.
* ''Film/{{Next}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $18,211,013 (domestic), $76,066,841 (worldwide).
* ''The Next Best Thing'' (2000) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $24,362,772. This is the last time John Schlesinger took up a director's job in his life, and this, among other movies, knocked Rupert Everett into B list of actors.
* ''Film/NickOfTime'' (1995) -- Budget, $33 million. Box office, $8,175,346 (domestic). This film's failure [[CreatorKiller sniped down]] director John Badham's cinematic career; he made just one more cinematic film before moving to television.
* ''Film/NightAndTheCity'' (1992) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $6,202,756.
* ''Film/ANightInHeaven'' (1983) -- Budget, $6,000,000. Box office, $5,563,663.
* ''Film/NightOfTheDemons2009'' -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $64,040. Originally premiering at the London Frightfest in 2009, this film ultimately came Direct-To-DVD.
* ''Theatre/{{Nine}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $53,998,806.
* ''Film/{{Nixon}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $44 million. Box office, $13,681,765.
* ''Film/NoGoodDeed2002''-- Budget, $12 million. Box Office, $181,600 (faints). Was unfortunate enough to have a very limited release (402 theaters).
* ''Theatre/NoisesOff'' (1992) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $2.2 million.
* ''WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth'' (2016) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $16.3 million (domestic), $18-19.5 million (worldwide). Trevor Wall's first animated feature directing job, this now has the potential to be his last. Two DirectToVideo sequels have been announced, but this film getting iced by nearly every critic in show business and immediately getting supplanted in bear entertainment by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation's third ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' movie could put those plans and any further animation plans from Lionsgate in hot water.
* ''Film/{{North}}'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $7,182,747. Noteworthy for getting a [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList "hate" rant]] from Creator/RogerEbert. That negative review, along with dozens of others, and the intense summer competition of 1994, ultimately ensured the film's failure. Creator/RobReiner's career has never recovered.
* ''No One Lives'' (2013) -- Budget, $2,900,000. Box office, $74,918. Despite its high budget, WWE screened this film in limited release across 53 theaters only.
* ''Film/NotFadeAway'' (2012) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $427,000. Paramount basically gave this one the InvisibleAdvertising treatment as it was dumped onto the market with almost no trailers, TV or Internet spots or posters.
* ''Film/NotWithoutMyDaughter'' (1991) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $14,789,113. The message about women being held against their will that this film attempted to convey unfortunately got overshadowed by the controversy over its portrayal of Islam and Iran, and criticism of the music from Jerry Goldsmith and star Sally Field getting a Razzie nomination for the film did not help (and the last strike was, of course, the film failing in theaters and with critics, losing money for MGM/UA and derailing director Brian Gilbert's career.) Alexis Kouros countered the film with his own documentary, ''Without My Daughter'', which was endorsed by Betty Mahmoody's then-husband, Sayed Mahmoody, whose feud with his wife over their daughter was the focus of the original flop.
* ''Film/NothingButTrouble'' (1991) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $8,479,793. This served as star Creator/DanAykroyd's only directorial effort behind the camera.
* ''Film/{{Novocaine}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $2,036,682. This movie turned director/writer Steve Atkins's career [[CreatorKiller rotten]]; he's only done an internet series about himself since. It also was part of a year's slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate.
* ''[[Film/TheNutcracker1993 The Nutcracker]]'' (1993) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $2,119,994. The start of Macaulay Culkin's acting career downfall, as the next year would see the child actor star in not one, but THREE flops (''Film/GettingEvenWithDad'', ''Film/ThePagemaster'', and ''Film/RichieRich'', in that order). After that, he would not appear in another feature film until 2003.
* ''Film/TheNutcrackerIn3D'' (2010) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $14,678,086, nearly all of which came from the Russian market.
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* ''Film/{{Oldboy|2013}}'' (2013) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $4,861,022.
* ''Old Gringo'' (1989) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $3,574,256.
* ''Film/OliverTwist'' (2005) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $42,580,321.
* ''Film/OnceUponACrime'' (1992) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $8,669,847.
* ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'' (1993) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $6,582,052. This film was devoured by ''Film/JurassicPark'', but was successful on home video.
* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' (1984) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $5,321,508. Was [[ExecutiveMeddling butchered]] before its release despite protests from director and co-writer Creator/SergioLeone, whose career [[CreatorKiller crumbled]] following its negative reception by critics and audiences. It has since been VindicatedByHistory and is regarded as one of Leone's greatest masterpieces, alongside the ''[[Series/DollarsTrilogy Dollars]]'' [[Series/DollarsTrilogy Trilogy]].
* ''Film/OnDeadlyGround'' (1994) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $38.5 million. Considered by some to be the [[StarDerailingRole beginning of the end]] of Creator/StevenSeagal's popularity at the time.
* ''Film/OneForTheMoney'' (2012) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $36,893,721.
* ''One from the Heart'' (1982) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $636,796. This film [[CreatorKiller bankrupted]] Francis Ford Coppola, with most of his work for the next two decades being done [[MoneyDearBoy to pay off the debts he accrued from making it]]. Like ''Film/HeavensGate'', it also heavily contributed to the end of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era.
* ''Film/OneNightStand'' (1997) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $2,618,335.
* ''The Only Game in Town'' (1970) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $1.5 million. The film's box office failure led to acclaimed director George Stevens' complete retirement from directing.
* ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure'' (2012) -- Budget, $20 million ($60 million when marketing is factored in). Box office, $1,065,907. The [[TastesLikeDiabetes triple-G-rated]] film produced by Kenn Viselman (who was instrumental in importing ''Teletubbies'' to the United States) has become infamous for its [[EpicFail absolutely dismal]] theatrical run. Notably, it '''underperformed ''Delgo''''' in its opening weekend, becoming the new worst opening weekend for a film playing in around 2,000 theaters. Despite this, [[http://theweek.com/article/index/232799/how-the-oogieloves-became-the-biggest-box-office-bomb-of-all-time sequels remain desired]].
* ''Film/TheOppositeSex'' (1956) -- Budget, $2,834,000. Box office, $1,735,000 (domestic), $2,760,000 (worldwide). Cost MGM $1,513,000.
* ''Film/TheOrder'' (2003) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $11,559,747.
* ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}'' (1991) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $23,562,716.
* ''Film/OsmosisJones'' (2001) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $14,026,418. This film's failure didn't stop an [[WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix animated spinoff]] from debuting on the Kids' WB! Saturday morning block the next year, which ran for 2 seasons. In addition, the film performed well in the home video/DVD market, but this didn't stop the film from poisoning the A list reputation of the Farrelly Bros., who directed the movie (they haven't attempted animation since; it was also one of two films that year, the other being ''Pootie Tang'', that put Chris Rock in a bad spot.). Part of a short series of bombs for Warner Bros. Animation, and the next film, ''Looney Tunes: Back In Action,'' would shutter the division until ''The Lego Movie'' in 2014.
* ''Film/TheOtherSister'' (1999) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $27,807,627 (domestic).
* ''Film/OurBrandIsCrisis'' (2015) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $7 million.
* ''Film/{{Outlander}}'' (2008) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $7,033,683, nearly all of which came from overseas.
* ''Film/OverTheTop'' (1987) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $16,057,580. This is one of the films that eventually did in The Cannon Group. Director Menahem Golan was reassigned as a B to C list director when this movie failed, and it also T.K.Oed the film careers of writer Stirling Silliphant and actor David Mendenhall.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'' (1994) -- Budget, $21,000,000. Box office, $13,700,000. Along with ''Film/GettingEvenWithDad'' and ''Film/RichieRich'', one of three Creator/MacaulayCulkin films that performed poorly at the box office that year. He did not appear in another feature film until 2003. This one, however, was partially salvaged by home video sales.
* ''Film/ThePallbearer'' (1996) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $5,656,388. Director Matt Reeves took a 4-year leave from cinema, and writer Jason Katims didn't work in cinema again until 2012, sticking with television.
* ''Film/{{Pan}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $123,126,843.
* ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $33 million. Box office, $20,645,327.
* ''Film/{{Panic}}'' (2000) -- Budget, $1 million. Box office, $779,137 (domestic sub-total). Part of a 2000/2001 slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate.
* ''Film/ParadiseRoad'' (1997) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $2,007,100.
* ''Film/{{Paranoia|2013}}'' (2013) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $13,385,015. Notable for having the lowest-grossing opening weekend in Creator/HarrisonFord's career.
* ''Film/{{Passion}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $92,181 (domestic), $1,393,407 (worldwide). Brian De Palma's first movie after his hiatus in the late 2000s, ''Passion'' only played in 14 theaters stateside, hence the low gross. De Palma has not announced any projects since this movie.
* ''Film/PassionOfMind'' (2000) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $769,000. The first English film from Belgian director Alain Berliner... and considering the negative reactions to the script, it showed. He never did another theatrical American film.
* ''Film/{{Pathfinder}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $30,822,861.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin'' (1995) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $3,983,912. Became victim of constant ExecutiveMeddling, with many of the voices getting rerecorded and characters heavily edited. It was the last production of Creator/DonBluth's studio before he and co-director Gary Goldman moved to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox (Their partner, John Pomeroy, returned to Disney). Bluth was so embarrassed with the film's final results that [[AlanSmithee he had his name removed from the credits]].
* ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'' (2014) -- Budget, $132 million. Box office, $81,268,373 (domestic), $320,483,373 (worldwide). And that's not even counting the advertising budget. [=DreamWorks=] Animation had already been suffering from previous box office stings, but this film delivered the biggest blow to the studio. After the studio predicted it would make a $49 million loss at theaters[[note]]which was bigger than their previous $15 million loss prediction[[/note]], studio shares tumbled ''six percent'' the following month, and forced the company to [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/breaking-dreamworks-animation-will-shut-down-pdidreamworks-studio-over-500-jobs-will-be-eliminated-108161.html terminate five hundred employees (including Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke and newly installed Chief Operating Officer Mark Zoradi) and shut down PDI]].
* ''Film/PenniesFromHeaven'' (1981) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $9 million. This was critically [[AcclaimedFlop acclaimed]], but bombed anyway. ''Pennies From Heaven'', ''Film/{{Heartbeeps}}'', and ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'', led to Bernadette Peters dropping off the big screen until the end of the 80's.
* ''Film/PeopleIKnow'' (2003) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $5.7 million.
* ''Film/ThePeopleVsLarryFlynt'' (1996) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $20,300,385. The reason for the gross coming in below the budget was the film only screened in limited release (that said, [[AcclaimedFlop it was a hit with critics and the audience in said limited release.)]]
* ''Film/ThePerezFamily'' (1995) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $2,669,359.
* ''Film/{{Perfect}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $12,918,858.
* ''Film/APerfectGetaway'' (2009) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $15,515,460 (domestic), $22,852,638 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ThePerfectMan'' (2005) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $19,770,475. A lot of the people who took part in this movie (Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, Mike O'Malley, Chris Noth, Caroline Rhea, director Mark Rosman) took severe damage to their cinematic careers, but most have found success in television (and music for Duff.)
* ''Film/ThePerfectScore'' (2004) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $10,876,805.
* ''Film/PerfectStranger'' (2007) -- Budget, $60.8 million. Box office, $23,984,949 (domestic), $73,090,611 (worldwide).
* ''Film/PerfumeTheStoryOfAMurderer'' (2006) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $2,223,293 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $135,039,943 (worldwide)]].
* ''Film/ThePest'' (1997) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $3.5 million.
* ''Film/PeterPan'' (2003) -- Budget, $100 million (not counting marketing costs), $130.6 million (counting them). Box office, $48,462,608 (domestically), $121,975,011 (worldwide). The film's failure, thanks to [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings a much bigger adventure film released the same month]], caused distributor Universal's parent company to sell off 80 percent of the studio's stake to Creator/{{NBC}}'s parent, General Electric, which formed a partnership that later became NBC Universal.
* ''Film/ThePhantom'' (1996) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $17,323,326.
* ''Film/PhysicalEvidence'' (1989) -- Budget $17 million. Box office, $3,560,932. Creator/MichaelCrichton never returned to the director's chair for the rest of his life after this movie bombed out.
* ''Film/PinkCadillac'' (1989) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $12,143,484. This movie, along with ''Film/SlavesOfNewYork'', [[StarDerailingRole ran Bernadette Peters's cinematic career back off the road]] after she took a seven year hiatus from the big screen for her role in several bombs at the beginning of the 80's. The stage actress and singer has not been in a leading role in movies she appears in since 1989.
* ''Film/ThePinkPanther2'' (2009) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $35,922,978 (domestic), $75,946,615 (worldwide). The '''third''' FranchiseKiller for ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' film series, and no further ''Pink Panther'' films have been announced since then.
* ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' (1940) -- Budget, $2,289,247. Box office, $1.4-1.9 million (original theatrical release tally only). The outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII hurt this film badly, and, along with ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' and ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'s'' initial disappointing releases, a bitter strike, and WWII, resulted in Walt Disney having to make package films for the remainder of the 40s until ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' brought animation back to mainstream. ''Pinocchio'' has since been considered one of Walt's [[AcclaimedFlop best,]] along with ''Fantasia'' and ''Bambi'', as its later theatrical reissues kept making money until the 1984 reissue, which grossed $26 million and was the second most successful movie release that Christmas. This prompted new Disney CEO Michael Eisner to override his colleagues Jeffrey Katzenberg and Roy E. Disney and release ''Pinocchio'' on video as the second release in the ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' line, where it sold very well and was crucial in the overall development of home entertainment.
* Roberto Benigni's ''Pinocchio'' (2003) -- Budget, 40 million euros. Box office, 41,323,171 euros (worldwide). This movie pulverized Benigni's career.
* ''The Pirate Movie'' (1982) -- Budget, $6,000,000 Australian dollars. Box office, $1,013,000 Australian dollars (Australia), $8,000,000 US dollars (worldwide). This movie sunk director Ken Annakin's career and short-circuited politician Ted Hamilton's attempt to become an actor (he helped provide development funds for a few more movies such as Disney's ''Film/TheFlightOfTheNavigator'', but never went before a movie camera again.
* ''Film/PirateRadio'' (2009) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $36,348,784.
* ''Film/{{Pirates}}'' (1986) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $1,641,825.
* ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $88 million (not counting a marketing budget of $20 million), $108 million (counting the marketing budget). Box office, $72.3 million (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $237.2 million (worldwide).]] Opened a week after ''Film/AntMan'', which was bad enough -- and a day after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Lafayette_shooting a shooting at a movie theater]] (at the premiere of a film with a significantly lower-profile -- and one that made a ''lot'' more money in the long run); the next week saw the release of the [[Series/MissionImpossible fifth]] ''Film/MissionImpossible'' [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation movie]] and the [[Film/{{Vacation}} remake]] of ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation,'' which, along with a resurging of ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'' and '''another''' [[http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/05/us/tennessee-theater-shooting/ theatre shooting]] [[note]] This one was second-run for ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' and, thankfully, no one besides the shooter died (although someone got hit in the shoulder with a hatchet) [[/note]] further jeopardized the film's chances of success. ''Pixels'' looks to be the latest in a string of Creator/AdamSandler starring flops and kept a terrible year for Sony going (it also has the potential of sending Josh Gad's career [[StarDerailingRole to the penalty box]] after his success with ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''Play/TheBookOfMormon'').
* ''Film/PlayItToTheBone'' (1999) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $8,434,146.
* ''Film/PlayingForKeeps'' (2012) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $27,805,632.
* ''Film/ThePledge'' (2001) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $29,419,291.
* ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'' (2001 in Japan, 2002 in the U.S.) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $1.7 million (domestic), $28 million (worldwide). This film did not make as much money as the [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie previous]] [[Anime/PokemonTheMovie2000 three]] [[Anime/{{Pokemon3}} installments]] in the film adaptations of the long running anime, but the fifth film received a theatrical release anyway...
** ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'' (2002 in Japan, 2003 in the U.S.) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $20,867,919 (worldwide). This movie got a limited release in the United States that ultimately failed. As a result, all the U.S. dubs of the ''Pokemon'' film franchise were released DirectToVideo until a one weekend release of ''Anime/PokemonTheMovieBlackAndWhite'' in 2011.
* ''Film/{{Point Break|2015}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $105 million. Box office, $26.7 million (domestic), $85.1 million (worldwide). A failed attempt to remake [[Film/PointBreak1991 the original 1991 film]].
* ''Film/PoliceAcademy 6: City Under Siege'' (1989) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $11,567,217 (domestic). The bad reception of this movie resulted in a 5-year hiatus before the next and last film...
** ''Film/PoliceAcademy: Mission To Moscow.'' (1994) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, believe it or not, $126,247. The very poor performance of this final entry killed the film franchise altogether. It was also director Alan Metter's last theatrically released movie, and he [[AlanSmithee disowned it]].
* ''Film/{{Pollyanna}}'' (1960) -- Budget, $2.5 million. Box office, unknown. It got strong reviews despite critics being initially pessimistic, but it failed to make it even halfway to a projected $6 million goal gross. No sequels to the movie were produced when it couldn't perform financially.
* ''Film/{{Pompeii}}'' (2014) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $23,219,748 (domestic), $117,831,631 (worldwide). [[CreatorKiller Production company Film District was absorbed into Focus Features after this film.]]
* ''Film/PootieTang'' (2001) -- Budget, $7,000,000. Box office, $3,313,583. One of two films that year, the other being ''Osmosis Jones'', that put Chris Rock in a bad spot.
* ''Film/{{Poseidon}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $160 million. Box office, $60,674,817 (domestically), $181,674,817 (worldwide). Suffered the unfortunate fate of being a film about a disaster at sea released when the Indian Ocean tsunami was still fresh on everyone's mind. Between that and the film's negative reviews, this marked the derailment of director Creator/WolfgangPetersen's career, as he hasn't helmed another feature since.
* ''Film/{{Possession|2002}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $14,815,898.
* ''Film/ThePostman'' (1997) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $17,626,234. Where ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' failed (since its gross actually exceeded its budget), ''The Postman'' succeeded in [[CreatorKiller ending]] Creator/KevinCostner's A-list status and his run as producer-director of his own movies. He would continue finding work as an actor (and even [[Film/OpenRange direct again]]), to relative success.
* ''Film/{{Power}}'' (1986) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $3.8 million.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' (2002) -- Budget $10 million. Domestic box office, $15 million. It had the bad fortune to open opposite ''Franchise/StarWars Episode II: Film/AttackOfTheClones'' on the same day, and Warner Bros. (distributor of the PPG movie) exhausted their promotional energies to the first live-action ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' movie. Its failure pretty much killed off any chance of there being a second theatrical movie based off a Creator/CartoonNetwork original (at least until an ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' movie was announced in 2015, almost 13 years later).
* ''Film/{{Prefontaine}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $589,304. (Wow).
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies'' (2016) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $7,660,431 (so far).
* ''Film/{{Priest 2011}}'' -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $29,136,626 (domestic), $78,309,131 (worldwide).
* ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' (2010) -- Budget, $200 million. Box office, $90,759,676 (domestic), $336,365,676 (worldwide). A heavily-promoted attempt from Creator/JerryBruckheimer and Disney to avert the VideoGameMoviesSuck trope. Instead of ending the trend, the adaptation of the game fell headlong into it.
* ''Film/ProofOfLife'' (2000) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $62,761,005.
* ''Film/{{Psycho|1998}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $37,141,130, though director Gus Van Saint claims the studio "broke even" financially.
* ''Film/PunchDrunkLove'' (2002) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $24,591,032. One of the few Creator/AdamSandler films to not be despised by critics (it was a drama rather than a comedy, and actually received [[AcclaimedFlop pretty good reviews]]), ''Punch-Drunk Love'' only had a limited release, and director Creator/PaulThomasAnderson and producer [=JoAnne=] Sellar would have a 5 year wait before their next movies (for Sellar, her next movie would be ''Film/TheWickerMan'', which also tanked).
* ''Film/PunisherWarZone'' (2008) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $10,100,036. The movie bombing allowed Marvel to regain Comicbook/ThePunisher film rights.
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[[folder:Q-R]]
* ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'' (2002) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $30,336,800 (domestic), $45,479,110 (worldwide).
* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' (1998) -- Budget, $40,000,000 (Not counting marketing costs). Box office, $22,510,798 (domestic). A rare film in that its soundtrack became far more popular than the movie. This movie was the first in a series of animated misfires from Warner Bros. that led to ''Looney Tunes: Back In Action,'' which killed their animation department. Warner would not get a serious foothold in the theatrical animation industry until ''The Lego Movie'' in 2014. Creator/LaurenFaust worked on this movie and [[OldShame regrets ever working on it heavily.]]
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'' (1995) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $18.6 million. Started a slump of underperforming Creator/SamRaimi movies for the next several years.
* ''Film/{{RAD}}'' (1986) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $2,015,882. This was Hal Needham's final theatrical film (his final directed film period got ScrewedByTheLawyers and wound up a DirectToVideo release). ''RAD'' is noteworthy for having the most severe case of CriticalDissonance on Rotten Tomatoes (0% from critics, 91% from the audience. This CriticalDissonance allowed ''RAD'' to become a top rental video for several years.
* ''Film/RadioFlyer'' (1992) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $4,651,977. This could have been Creator/RichardDonner's last movie if not for ''Film/LethalWeapon3'' just three months later.
* ''Film/RaiseTheTitanic'' (1980) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $7 million. The production was [[TroubledProduction beset with problems]], and prompted Lew Grade to remark that "it would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic." The movie's failure helped bring about the [[CreatorKiller demise of Grade's ITC Entertainment]].[[note]]The final nail in ITC's coffin came a year later with the failure of ''The Legend of Franchise/{{the Lone Ranger}}''.[[/note]] ''Raise The Titanic!'' also made Clive Cussler, the author of the book upon which the film was based, refuse to allow any film adaptations of his work for the next 20 years. He relaxed his mandate just in time for '''another''' big budget bomb, ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', which he hated even more than ''Raise The Titanic!''. It's fair to say there may be a long wait before the next big screen adaptation of a Cussler novel.
* ''[[Film/{{Rampage|1987}} Rampage]]'' (1987) -- Budget, $7.5 million. Box office, $796,368. It went unreleased in America for five years when its original distributor, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, went bankrupt before Creator/MiramaxFilms eventually picked it up and gave it a limited run. Director Creator/WilliamFriedkin also recut and changed the ending for US audiences.
* ''Film/RandomHearts'' (1999) -- Budget, $64 million. Box office, $31,502,583 (domestic), $74,608,570 (worldwide).
* ''Film/RapaNui'' (1994) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $305,070. (Oui!)
* ''Film/{{Rebound}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $33.1 million. Box office, $17,492,014.
* ''Film/{{Redacted}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $65,388 (domestic), $716,053 (worldwide). Director Creator/BrianDePalma took a years-long sabbatical from Hollywood-level filmmaking.
* ''Film/RedCorner'' (1997) -- Budget, $48 million. Box office, $22,459,274.
* ''[[Film/RedDawn2012 Red Dawn]]'' (2012) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $48,169,782.
* ''Film/{{Redline}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $8,267,379.
* ''Film/RedPlanet'' (2000) -- Budget, $80100 million. Box office, $33,463,969. Director Antony Hoffman had no screen credits before this, and none after.
* ''Film/RedSonja'' (1985) -- Budget, $17.9 million. Box office, $6,948,633.
* ''Film/{{Regression}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $17.6 million. This film's poor critical and commercial performance has the potential of sending director/producer Alejandro Amenabar's career into [[CreatorKiller permanent regression]] (this was his first movie since 2009.)
* ''Film/ReignOverMe'' (2007) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $19,661,987 (domestic), $22,222,308 (worldwide). One of the few Creator/AdamSandler films to not be despised by critics (it was a drama rather than a comedy, and actually received [[AcclaimedFlop okay reviews]]), its producer, Jack Binder, didn't work another movie for 5 years, and Sandler proceeded to shut down the drama division of Creator/HappyMadisonProductions, Mr. Madison 23.
* ''Film/ReindeerGames'' (2000) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $32.1 million.
* ''Film/TheRelic'' (1997) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $33,956,608.
* ''Disney/TheReluctantDragon'' (1941) -- Budget, $600,000. Box office, $400,000. Walt Disney made this movie to showcase his studio's new headquarters in Burbank, recover money after the losses of ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' and ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', and stave off a strike from some of Walt's former animators. The strikers foiled this by picketing the film, and critics were disappointed in the movie being mostly live-action.
* ''Film/RenaissanceMan'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $24,332,324.
* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $31,670,620.
* ''Rent-a-Cop'' (1988) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $295,000. Director Jerry London only did television movies after this film's failure.
* ''Film/TheReplacementKillers'' (1998) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $19,204,929.
* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' (1990) -- Budget, $37,931,000. Box office, $27,931,461 (domestically), $47,431,461 (worldwide). This is unsurprising, given what it was [[Film/{{Rocky}} up]] [[Film/HomeAlone against]]. However, thanks to worldwide gross, it luckily didn't hamper Disney's then-fledgling Renaissance. It did however prompt Disney to make all its future DisneyAnimatedCanon sequels DirectToVideo and outside the canon until the possible exception of the sequels to ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. (''Disney/{{Fantasia}} 2000'' and ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' are semi-sequels that are part of the canon, but are considered package films that do not continue the story of their predecessors; ''Peter Pan II: Return To Neverland'' WAS released theatrically, but it doesn't count as part of the canon.). Plans for a third ''Rescuers'' movie were nixed following both this movie's disappointing box office take AND the death of Bianca's voice actress, Eva Gabor, and Disney made the remaining movies of the Disney Renaissance contain at least 4 musical numbers each (this film had no songs). ''The Rescuers Down Under'' is remembered fondly, however, for being popular with critics and for performing well in the VHS market under the ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' brand 10 months after its theatrical release.
* ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing'' (1989) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $192,816. This prompted a [[Series/SwampThing television adaptation]] which returned to the DarkerAndEdgier tone of the [[Film/SwampThing original movie]].
* ''Film/{{Restoration}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $4,005,941.
* ''Film/ReturnToOz'' (1985) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,137,801.
* ''Film/ReturnToTheBlueLagoon'' (1991) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $2,807,854. An OldShame for star Creator/MillaJovovich.
* ''Film/{{Revolution|1985}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $358,574. ExecutiveMeddling led to the film being released at Christmas when it wasn't even finished. Creator/AlPacino didn't make another movie for four years.
* ''Rhinestone'' (1984) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $21 million. Possibly a CreatorKiller for director Bob Clark, whose theatrical career turned low-key from then on after this film. Dolly Parton also took several years off before appearing in another movie.
* ''Film/RichieRich'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $38,087,756. Along with ''Film/GettingEvenWithDad'' and ''Film/ThePagemaster'', one of three Creator/MacaulayCulkin films that performed poorly at the box office that year. He did not appear in another feature film until 2003.
* ''Film/RidingInCarsWithBoys'' (2001) -- Budget, $48 million. Box office, $35,743,308. This is the last film that Creator/PennyMarshall has directed to date.
* ''Film/TheRightStuff'' (1983) -- Budget, estimated between $19 million to $27 million. Box office, $21,192,102. The triple-hit knockout of this film, ''WesternAnimation/TwiceUponATime'', and ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' (the third of which became the unfortunate victim of ExecutiveMeddling) led to the film's executive producer Alan Ladd, Jr. to shut down his production company and leave Warner Bros., and while he was appointed executive of MGM/UA just a year after the third aforementioned film's release, he would not return to his own and produce another film until ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''.
* ''Film/RighteousKill'' (2008) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $40,081,410 (domestic), $78,460,699 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Ringmaster}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $9,257,103. A failed attempt for controversial talk show host Creator/JerrySpringer to get into movies.
* ''Film/{{RIPD}}'' (2013) -- Budget, $130 million. Box office, $78,324,220. This film and ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'' are arguably [[StarDerailingRole Star Derailing Roles]] for Ryan Reynolds.
* ''Film/RideWithTheDevil'' (1999) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $635,096. (Oh wow).
* ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' (2012) -- Budget, $145 million. Box office, $103,412,758 (domestic), $306,941,670 (worldwide). Due to marketing and promotional costs the movie ended up losing [=DreamWorks=] and Paramount $83 million and resulted in the layoffs of 350 [=DreamWorks=] employees.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' (2000) -- Budget, $95 million. Box office, $76,432,727. Plans for sequels were cancelled due to its lackluster take.
* ''Film/TheRoadToWellville'' (1994) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $6,562,513.
* ''Film/{{Roar}}'' (1981) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $2 million.
* ''[[Film/RobinHood2010 Robin Hood]]'' (2010) -- Budget, $200 million. Box office, $105,669,730 (domestic), $321,669,741 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Robocop 3}}'' (1993) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $10,696,210. [[FranchiseKiller Killed]] the film franchise for over 21 years before [[Film/{{Robocop2014}} the 2014]] ContinuityReboot, which also flopped (at least domestically) and again killed the film franchise.
* ''[[Film/RoboCop2014 RoboCop]]'' (2014) -- Budget, $100 million (not counting marketing costs), $130 million (counting them). Box office, $58,607,007 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $242,688,965 (worldwide)]]. Despite being rescued by foreign gross, that didn't stop the media from honoring it as one of the biggest box office flops of 2014, grossing only a muggy $21.5 million on its opening weekend domestically.
* ''Film/RobotJox'' (1990) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $1.2 million.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' (1991) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $11,657,385. This film sank Creator/DonBluth's studio into bankruptcy, though it would survive to make three more critical and commercial busts (''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark'', and ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin''), and turned star Glen Campbell into a laughingstock; Campbell would never return to the big screen again.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' (1983) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, '''$30,379'''. Yes, only thirty thousand bucks. The film received no promotion from MGM in either its original American release, nor its home video release.
* ''Film/RockOfAges'' (2012) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $59,418,613.
* ''Film/RockTheKasbah'' (2015) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $3,020,664.
* ''Film/{{Rollerball}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $25,852,764. It promptly [[StarDerailingRole ended]] Chris Klein's mainstream career.
* ''Film/RomeoIsBleeding'' (1993) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $3,275,585.
* ''Film/{{Rosewood}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $13,130,349.
* ''Film/TheRover'' (2014) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $2,295,423.
* ''Film/RubyCairo'' (1992) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $608,866. (OMG).
* ''[[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie]]'' -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $113,484. [=GoodTimes=] Entertainment's only ever attempt at a theatrical feature film, it had animation on par with their direct-to-video movies, with most of the budget going to A-list actors, a Music/PaulMcCartney song and the rights to use Rudolph. Getting released in the middle of October might have also played a part.
* ''Film/TheRumDiary'' (2011) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $23,947,544.
* ''Film/RumbleFish'' (1983) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $2,494,480.
* ''Film/RumorHasIt'' (2005) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $43,000,262 (domestic), $88,933,562 (worldwide).
* ''Run'' (1991) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $4,409,328.
* ''Film/RunAllNight'' (2015) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $26,461,644 (domestic), $66,961,644 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheRundown'' (2003) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $80,916,492.
* ''Film/{{Rush|1991}}'' (1991) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $7,241,350.
* ''Film/RustlersRhapsody'' (1985) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $6,090,497.
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* ''Film/{{Sabotage}}'' (2014) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $17,508,518.
* ''Film/{{Sahara|1984}}'' (1984) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $1,402,962.
* ''Film/{{Sahara}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $241.1 million.[[note]]That was $160 million in production costs, plus $81.1 million in distribution and marketing expenses.[[/note]] Box office, $119,269,486. After a lawsuit from author Clive Cussler put several documents relating to the film's production into the public domain, the ''[[AmericanNewspapers Los Angeles Times]]'' did [[http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-movie15apr15,0,6005119.story a report]] using the film as a case study in UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting and production costs run amok. This was the first time since ''Raise The Titanic!'' that Cussler had allowed a feature film based off his work to be made, and the fallout from its massive production effectively reinforced his stance against having his books adapted out, possibly permanently. ''Sahara'' was also a [[CreatorKiller career-derailing directing job]] for Breck Eisner, son of Disney boss Michael Eisner, who hasn't made an attempt to direct a big-budget tentpole movie since.
* ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie'' (1985) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $23,717,291.
* ''Film/{{Saturn 3}}'' (1980) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $9 million. This movie was released in the ultimate bad year for ITC Entertainment (it had a lot of underperforming films, of which ''Raise The Titanic'' was the biggest loss and killed the company.) ITC boss Lew Grade presold TV rights to NBC for $4 million, which offset some of the film's losses.
* ''Film/TheScarletLetter'' (1995) -- Budget, $46 million. Box office, $10,382,407. The film was derided for adding sex and action scenes and changing the ending. Creator/DemiMoore didn't help by claiming "In truth, not very many people have read the book." This movie, along with ''Super Mario Bros'', would begin producer Roland Joffe's drop into the B and then C lists of producers/directors.
* ''Film/SchoolForScoundrels'' (2006) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $23,947,685.
* ''Scorched'' (2002) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $8,000. That's right, ''8,000 dollars''.
* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' (2010) -- Budget, $8590 million ($60 million after tax rebates). Box office, $47,664,559.
* ''Film/ScoutsGuideToTheZombieApocalypse'' (2015) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $12.9 million.
* ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'' (2011) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $38,180,928 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $97,138,686 (worldwide)]]. The film's disappointing domestic box office killed immediate interest in a ''Scream 5'' and ''Scream 6'' that its story set up. However, Harvey Weinstein said he was happy with the film's international box office and that a fifth film was still planned, most likely as the series conclusion. It still hasn't entered production. A ''Scream'' TV series has been greenlit for MTV and has officially begun broadcast, so it remains to be seen if the show will revive interest in the film series. This is also noteworthy for being the final theatrical movie that Creator/WesCraven directed before he died of brain cancer in 2015.
* ''The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo'' (1997) -- Budget, Unknown, but... Box office, $346,056.
* ''Film/TheSecretLifeOfWalterMitty'' (2013) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $58,236,838 (domestic), $188,133,322 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheSeekerTheDarkIsRising'' (2007) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $31,400,740.
* ''Film/{{Selfless}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $12,231,962.
* ''Senseless'' (1998) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $12.8 million.
* ''September Dawn'' (2007) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $1 million. The controversial film lasted in theaters for two weeks before being pulled. It's the last theatrical release that Christopher Cain has directed so far.
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $39 million. Box office, $38,869,464.
* ''Serving Sara'' (2002) -- Budget, $29 million. Box office, $20,146,150. This is the last movie Reginald Hudlin directed, but he's still visible as a producer.
* ''Film/{{Seventh Son|2015}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $95 million. Box office, $17,223,265 (domestic), $110,623,265 (worldwide).
* ''Shadows And Fog'' (1991) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $2,735,731.
* ''Shadow Conspiracy'' (1997) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $2,312,463.
* ''Film/{{Shanghai}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $9,245,667.
* ''Film/ShanghaiSurprise'' (1986) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $2,315,683. Derailed Music/{{Madonna}}'s film career, but Sean Penn's mainstream career managed to recover (though their relationship did not). Director Jim Goddard, however, was much less fortunate.
* ''Film/{{Shattered}}'' (1991) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $11,511,031.
* ''Film/ShesSoLovely'' (1997) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $7,281,450.
* ''Film/{{Sheena}}'' (1984) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $5,778,353. Writer Lorenzo Semple Jr.'s career began to wind down after this movie, as did director John Guillermin (they only worked on one more movie.)
* ''Film/TheShelteringSky'' (1990) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $2,075,084.
* ''Film/TheShippingNews'' (2001) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $24,405,825.
* ''Film/ShootEmUp'' (2007) -- Budget, $39 million. Box office, $26,820,641.
* ''Film/{{Shorts}}'' (2009) -- Budget, 20 million. Box office, $20,919,166 (domestic), $28,972,508 (worldwide).
* ''Shout'' (1991) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $3,547,684. This film did not open in many markets, and was criticized by Roger Ebert for being historically and geographically inaccurate in its setting. ''Shout'' served as choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday's only theatrical direction job, and he wouldn't try directing anything again for 20 years.
* ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $20,350,754. [[StarDerailingRole Derailed the Hollywood career of star Elizabeth Berkley]], [[GenreKiller and the viability of NC-17 rated films in general]]. Also put a heavy dent in director Paul Verhoeven's career as well as writer Joe Eszterhas who had a double-whammy with this and ''Jade''. ''Burn Hollywood Burn'' would finally fell him 3 years later. Verhoeven even became the first person to accept a Razzie in person at the awards show. ''Showgirls'' was partially salvaged by home video sales, however, becoming one of MGM's highest home entertainment sellers. [[note]] Carolco Pictures originally produced the movie before selling its distribution rights to United Artists to raise money for Cutthroat Island, which was a much larger bomb and destroyed Carolco Pictures for the next 2 decades. [[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Showtime}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $77,741,732. One of three flops in 2002 that severely impacted Creator/EddieMurphy's career.
* ''Film/TheSicilian'' (1987) -- Budget, $16.5 million. Box office, $5,406,879 (domestic). This film continued the descent of Michael Cimino's career. Cimino and the film were also hurt by a post-production editing incident with Cimino [[PrimaDonnaDirector being Cimino]], which landed him in court.
* ''Film/SidAndNancy'' (1986) -- Budget, $4 million. Box office, $2,826,523.
* ''Siesta'' (1987) -- Budget, $5,000,000. Box office, $604,491. (Try sleeping on that.)
* ''Silent Fall'' (1994) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $3,180,674.
* ''Film/ASimpleWish'' (1997) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $8.3 million. This was the final film from director Michael Ritchie before his death in 2001, and child actress Mara Wilson's second to last live-action film.
* ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'' (2003) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $26,483,452 (domestic), $80,767,884 (worldwide). This was DreamWorks's final 2D animated film. Co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that they were abandoning traditional animation after ''Sinbad'' sunk at the box office, and the film itself, along with Disney's ''Treasure Planet'' and ''Home on the Range,'' put an end to 2D animation until [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog 2009.]]
* ''Film/SinCityADameToKillFor'' (2014) -- Budget, estimated between $60 million to $70 million. Box office, $35,093,856. Compare its opening weekend (number 8 at $6,317,683) to its predecessor movie, which debuted number 1 at the box office with $29,120,273 against a budget of $40 million. The nine-year-long gap between both films resulting in diminished interest and [[SexSells controversy over its teaser poster featuring a semi-nude Ava Lord]] didn't help matters.
* ''Sing'' (1989) -- Budget, $11.5 million. Box office, $2.2 million.
* ''Film/TheSingingDetective'' (2003) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $337,173.
* ''Six Weeks'' (1982) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $6.7 million.
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' (2004) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $57,958,696.
* ''Film/{{Slackers}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $6,413,915.
* ''Film/SlavesOfNewYork'' (1989) -- Budget, Unknown, but the ugly part is... Box office, $463,972. This movie, along with ''Film/PinkCadillac'', [[StarDerailingRole ran Bernadette Peters's cinematic career back off the road]] after she took a seven year hiatus from the big screen for her role in several bombs at the beginning of the 80's. The stage actress and singer has not been in a leading role in movies she appears in since 1989.
* ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' (1959) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $5.3 million. While it WAS the second highest box office success that year, its high production costs due to it being filmed in 70mm and several other factors in Walt's studio that year resulted in the company winding up over $1 million in the red, which lead to layoffs. ''Sleeping Beauty'' would [[VindicatedByHistory find its legs in theatrical reissues in later years,]] and it broke records when it hit home video under the ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' label in 1986, allowing it to fully go mainstream.
* ''Sleeping Beauty'' (2011) -- Budget, $3 million. Box office, $36,578 (domestic), $A300,888 (Australia). This only had a limited release in the States.
* ''Film/{{Sleepover}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $10,000,000. Box office, $10,148,953
* ''Film/{{Slither}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $15 million (not counting marketing costs), $29.5 million (counting them). Box office, $12,834,936.
* ''The Slugger's Wife'' (1985) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $1,878,561. Hal Ashby only had one more movie after this one before he died, and producer Ray Stark had to wait four years for his next film.
* ''A Smile Like Yours'' (1997) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $3,330,352.
* ''SmillasSenseOfSnow'' (1997) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $2,372,903.
* ''Film/SnowFallingOnCedars'' (1999) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $23,049,593.
* ''Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer'' (1993) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $11,585,483.
* ''Solarbabies'' (1986) -- Budget, $7.5 million. Box office, $1,579,260. This was the second film from cinematographer Alan Johnson, but this one was his last, since it blew any more directing jobs he could have had into a supernova.
* ''Film/{{Solaris}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $30,002,758.
* ''Film/{{Soldier}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $15 million.
* ''Film/{{Solo}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $5,107,669. Director Noberto Barba focused mainly on television, most notably ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', since this movie failed.
* ''Film/TheSoloist'' (2009) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $38,332,994.
* ''Film/SomeoneToWatchOverMe'' (1987) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $10,278,549.
* ''Film/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' (1983) -- Budget, $19 million (estimated). Box office, $8.4 million. This movie, along with ''Film/{{TRON}},'' nearly bankrupted Walt Disney Productions. Not long after this, CEO Ron Miller started Touchstone to produce more adult fare from Disney, but although its first release ''Film/{{Splash}}'' fared very well, it was too little, too late for Miller when the previous failures, Walt's nephew Roy E. Disney's resignation and Save Disney campaign, a shutdown attempt from businessman Saul Steinberg, the Disney stereotype, AND the delayed and eventual failure of Feature Animation's ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' ultimately combined to allow Paramount president Michael Eisner to dethrone Miller the next year. When Miller was offered a demotion to animation, [[CreatorKiller he resigned altogether instead, and was not heard from in Hollywood]] again until a special thanks credit in Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' (the animation position was taken by Roy). A remake by David Katzenberg, the son of Eisner's former protege turned [=DreamWorks=] founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, is said to be in the planning stages.
* ''Film/SonOfTheMask'' (2005) -- Budget, $84 million. Box office, $57.5 million. Nearly every major cast and crew member who worked on this movie [[StarDerailingRole never recovered from it]].
* ''Film/SonOfThePinkPanther'' (1993) -- Budget, $25 million (not counting marketing costs), $28 million (counting them). Box office, $2,438,031. This movie tried to reboot the troubled franchise, but ended up becoming {{stillborn|Franchise}} instead, nearly killing Roberto Benigini's then-fledgling American reputation and forcing producer Creator/BlakeEdwards to retire. Famed Czech actor Herbert Lom, who reprised his long-running role as Inspector Dreyfus in the film, became blindsided by the film-making process after the film's failure that he retired from acting, though he would make two final appearances on the television series ''Creator/AgathaChristie's Marple'', eleven years later.
* ''Film/{{Sorcerer}}'' (1977) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $12 million. (It didn't help that everyone on Earth was standing in line to watch ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' that year.)
* ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'' (2010) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $63,150,991 (domestic), $215,283,742 (worldwide).
* ''Film/SoulSurvivors'' (2001) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $4,299,141. After getting sucked up and spat out by critics, this movie became part of a year's slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate.
* ''Film/ASoundOfThunder'' (2005) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $11,665,465.
* ''Film/SpaceCamp'' (1986) -- Budget, $18-25 million. Box office, $9,697,739. Being released mere months after the Challenger explosion is suggested to be one of the major reasons this movie flopped. It was also the last film released by ABC Motion Pictures.
* ''Film/{{Spanglish}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $55,041,367.
* ''Film/{{Spartan}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $8,112,772.
* ''The Specials'' (2000) -- Budget, $1,000,000. Box office, $13,276. Writer Creator/JamesGunn eventually broke out of the indie market with ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', but producer Mark Altman (who wrote the ''House of the Dead'' movies that Uwe Boll disowned) wasn't so lucky.
* ''Film/SpeciesII'' (1998) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $26,817,565. Co-producer Dennis Feldman only worked on one more movie the following year before sticking with comic books, director Peter Medak didn't work on any more movies period, as did writer Chris Brancato (the latter moved to TV), and the movie's sequels went straight to cable.
* ''Film/Speed2CruiseControl'' (1997) -- Budget, $160 million. Box office, $48,608,066 (domestically), $164,508,066 (worldwide). The absence of ''Film/{{Speed}}'' star Keanu Reeves plus the sequel getting the exact opposite critical reception of the original movie resulted in one of the classic examples of {{Sequelitis}} at its worst. Any plans to turn ''Speed'' into a film series crashed and burned with this movie, and star Creator/SandraBullock, who DID return for this sequel, [[OldShame is only ever willing to talk about the original]].
* ''Film/SpeedRacer'' (2008) -- Budget, $120 million (not counting marketing costs), $200 million (counting them). Box office, $93,945,766. Began the career and reputation disintegration of the Wachowskis (though their fall was actually signaled much earlier, with ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'').
* ''Film/{{Sphere}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $37,020,277.
* ''Film/TheSpirit'' (2008) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $39,031,337. This is Creator/FrankMiller's second-worst box office bomb, surpassed in 2014 by ''ComicBook/SinCity: A Dame to Kill For''.
* ''Film/StanleyAndIris'' (1990) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $5,820,015. This was the last film Creator/MartinRitt ever directed, and he later died months after its release.
* ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' (2002) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $67.3 million. Though it opened against [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings stiff competition]], its poor performance halted the ''Star Trek'' movie franchise until [[Film/StarTrek the reboot]] seven years later (it also halted director Stuart Baird and writer John Logan's careers as well, though Logan would return to screenwriting five years later). ''TNG'' cast member Creator/BrentSpiner's writing job on this film and his appearance in ''Film/TheMasterOfDisguise'', which was devoured and spat out by critics, wound up sending his career into a bad spot, though he is still visible. Finally, it derailed Creator/TomHardy's career for a while (he played Shinzon, the film's BigBad), and he [[CreatorBacklash hates this movie]] [[OldShame with a passion]], refusing to discuss it (three other ''TNG'' crew members, Creator/LeVarBurton, Marina Sirtis, and Creator/GatesMcFadden, also despise the film).
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' (1997) -- Budget, $105 million. Box office, $54,814,377 (domestic), $121,214,377 (worldwide). This didn't prevent a small franchise based on the movie from taking root. [[AcclaimedFlop Later regarded as one of the most entertaining movies of the 90s by Slant Magazine.]]
* ''Film/TheStarvingGames'' (2013) -- Budget, $8.5 million. Box office, $3,889,688. Although most of [[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg's]] movies up to this point have all been unanimously reviled by critics, this is the first of their spoofs to clearly flop at the box office.
* ''Film/TheStatement'' (2003) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $1.5 million. Creator/NormanJewison never directed another film again after this movie flopped in its limited release.
* ''Film/{{Stay}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $8,342,132.
* ''Film/StealBigStealLittle'' (1995) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $3,150,170.
* ''Film/StealingHarvard'' (2002) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $14,277,032.
* ''Film/{{Stealth}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $135 million. Box office, $76,932,872.
* ''Film/{{Steel}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $1,710,972. The movie only confirmed that basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal should "stick to hoops." He would not be in a movie where he played a fictional character rather than himself again until ''Smurfs 2''. ''Steel'', along with ''Batman & Robin'' and an assist in the infamous ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'' 1999 video game, quashed DC Comics' dominance in the industry, and Marvel would fully take over as the alpha comic book company from that point to now starting with the first ''Film/{{Blade}}'' movie the next year, 1998, before picking up steam with the original ''Film/XMen1'' in 2000. DC wouldn't recover until ''Film/BatmanBegins'' in 2005.
* ''Film/TheStepfordWives'' (2004) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $59,484,742 (domestic), $102,001,626 (worldwide).
* ''Film/SteveJobs'' (2015) -- Budget, $30 million (not counting marketing costs), $60 million (counting them). Box office, $17.8 million (domestic), $24.3 million (worldwide). Despite [[AcclaimedFlop highly positive reception]] and breaking numerous records on its initial limited run, the biopic of [[Creator/SteveJobs the namesake legendary tech icon]] opened at just $7.2 million on its opening weekend when it was widely released. It had a notorious TroubledProduction (Sony ended up dropping the film for Universal to pick up thanks to disputes over creative direction) and was disowned by the estate of Jobs as well as Apple CEO Tim Cook over its presumed negative portrayal of the Apple founder, [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch despite having never saw the film themselves by the time they made their complaints]] (one of Jobs's colleagues from Disney/Creator/{{Pixar}}, [[Creator/PixarRegulars Ed Catmull]], also criticized the film). Universal ultimately pulled it from all but a handful of theaters about a month after its release due to continuous poor performance - they'd end up doing the same with [[Film/JemAndTheHolograms another disaster]] not one week later.
* ''Film/{{Stick}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $8,489,518.
* ''Film/{{Stolen}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $2,106,558.
* ''Stone'' (2010) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $1,810,078 (domestic), $9,479,718 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Stonewall}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $186,354. This film, based on the riot at New York City's Stonewall Inn that started the gay rights movement, was doomed to failure once director Creator/RolandEmmerich cast a heterosexual white male in the lead, then played extremely fast and extremely loose with the facts surrounding the event. The entire GLBT community was quick to condemn the film once the first trailer came out, and some comments from Emmerich defending his decisions didn't help matters. Then the first weekend's box office came in, and everyone rushed to declare ''Stonewall'' a bigger disaster film than Emmerich's ''actual'' disaster films like ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' or ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow''.
* ''Film/StoneCold'' (1991) -- Budget, $17-25 million. Box office, $9,151,887.
* ''Stop-Loss'' (2008) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11 million.
* ''Film/StrangeDays'' (1995) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $7,959,291.
* ''Film/StrangeInvaders'' (1983) -- Budget, $5.5 million. Box office, $1,362,303. This was meant to be the second part of a trilogy, but the weak returns got the third part [[FranchiseKiller sent into orbit.]] Director Michael Laughlin did not hang around Hollywood for much longer.
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' (2015) -- Budget, unknown. Its opening weekend was only $5.5 million, making it the all-time worst-opening ever for an animated film in 3000+ theaters. This can be mostly blamed on Disney releasing it in January with minimal advertising and it being a JukeBoxMusical that critics despised.
* ''Film/StrangeWilderness'' (2008) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $6,964,734.
* ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi'' (2009) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $12,764,201. A [[VideoGameMoviesSuck video game movie]] based solely on a popular character, it sunk most of its inbuilt fanbase's interest when they cast Kristin Kreuk as the Chinese character of Chun Li. Any accusations of whitewashing aside, this was an indication that the makers of the movie were discarding whatever (admittedly flimsy) canon information there was to be had about the character and her world to make an "InNameOnly" film.
* ''Film/StreetsOfFire'' (1984) -- Budget, $14.5 million. Box Office, $8,089,290. This movie was originally pitched to Paramount, but wound up being distributed by MCA/Universal instead. Paramount executive Jeffrey Katzenberg's confrontation with producer Larry Gordon over it and Gordon's next film ''Film/BrewstersMillions'' torched Gordon's friendship with Paramount/Disney boss Michael Eisner for 2 years. However, despite the film's failure in its country of origin, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it found success in Japan]], which lead to the creation of Creator/{{Capcom}}'s ''Franchise/StreetFighter''.
* ''Street Smart'' (1987) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $1,119,112. This is one of the movies that eventually did in Creator/TheCannonGroup, and is the second bust for them and Christopher Reeve after ''Superman IV'' in 1987 (alongside ''Masters of the Universe'' the same year for The Cannon Group alone); Reeve had agreed to do the ''Superman'' movie to fund this one.
* ''Film/StrokerAce'' (1983) -- Budget, $16.5 million. Box office, $13 million.
* ''Stuart Saves His Family'' (1995) -- Budget, $6.3 million. Box office, $912,082. This movie's failure put a temporary halt on the previously successful ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' films until ''Night at the Roxbury'' three years later.
* ''Literature/TheStupids'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $2 million. Was critically blasted as well. One of the 3 [[StarDerailingRole career-halting films with Tom Arnold released that year]].
* ''Film/SuckerPunch'' (2011) -- Budget, $82 million. Box office, $36,392,502 (domestic), $89,792,502 (worldwide).
* ''Film/SugarAndSpice'' (2001) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $16.9 million. Was director Francine [=McDougall=]'s theatrical debut; since its failure she has yet to do another one, mainly sticking to television features now.
* ''Sunchaser'' (1996) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $21,508. Michael Cimino's first film since ''Desperate Hours'', his behavior with this film and its failure in its limited test run, which sent it DirectToVideo, killed off what was left of his career and reputation. Cimino has not been heard from in Hollywood at all since 1996, but did write a few books in the early 2000s and directed the ''No Translation Needed'' segment of the French anthology film ''To Each His Own Cinema''.
* ''Film/{{Sunset}}'' (1988) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $4,594,452. ''Sunchaser'' was writer Rod Amateau's final film credit, and its failure along with the creation of ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'' completely shredded his career.
* ''The Super'' (1991) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $11 million.
* ''Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2'' (2004) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $9.4 million. This was the last movie that Bob Clark directed before he died.
* ''Film/SuperCapers'' (2009) -- Budget, $2,000,000. Box office, $30,955. Yes, that's around '''1.5%''' of its budget made up.
* ''Film/{{Superfast}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $1.8 million. The second bomb in a row for the duo of Seltzer and Friedberg.
* ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' (1993) -- Budget, $42 million (not counting marketing costs), $48 million (counting them). Box office, $20,915,465. Squashed an attempt by Disney, who distributed the film through Hollywood Pictures, to integrate Nintendo into their business (Comcast/Universal would [[LaserGuidedKarma get the chance to integrate Nintendo into]] ''[[LaserGuidedKarma their]]'' [[Ride/UniversalStudios business]] in 2015). Sadly started the VideoGameMoviesSuck trend, which continues to this day. The [[DarkerAndEdgier drastically different take on Mario]] also led to Nintendo [[ScrewedByTheLawyers mandating]] that none of their franchises outside ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' be adapted into movies, though by the early 2010s, this mandate began to get relaxed. This is the film Creator/BobHoskins considered to be his biggest OldShame. The husband-and-wife directing team of Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, who Hoskins disdained, never worked on another theatrical film, and the movie, along with ''The Scarlet Letter'', would begin producer Roland Joffe's drop into the B and then C lists of producers/directors.
* ''Supercross'' (2005) -- Budget, $9 million. Box office, $3 million (domestic). Apparently fared a little better [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff outside America]].
* ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' (1984) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $14.2 million. The film's failure was possibly a reason why superheroine movies were a wasteland for decades. It also lead to the Salkinds selling the Superman film rights to the Cannon Group.
* ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' (1987) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $15,681,080. This ultimately did in Creator/TheCannonGroup, [[StarDerailingRole nuked the career]] of Mark Pillow, who played a villain, and put the ''Superman'' film franchise in hibernation until ''Film/SupermanReturns'' in 2006, which at least turned a profit but still failed to wake the franchise. Superman would eventually be rebooted in 2013 as ''Film/ManOfSteel''.
* ''Film/{{Supernova}}'' (2000) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $14,828,081.
* ''Film/{{Surrogates}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $38,577,772 (domestic), $122,444,772 (worldwide).
* ''Film/SurvivingChristmas'' (2004) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $15,120,800.
* ''Film/SurvivingPicasso'' (1996) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $2,021,348.
* ''Film/SuspectZero'' (2004) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $11,416,075.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' (1994) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $9,771,658.
* ''Film/TheSwarm'' (1978) -- Budget, $11.5 million to $21 million. Box office, $7.6 million. This didn't last more than two weeks in theaters, and was the first of three disaster disasters that blew apart the career of Irwin Allen.
* ''Film/{{Swept Away|2002}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $598,645. Music/{{Madonna}} was so dismayed by the reception that she hasn't appeared in a starring live-action role since.
* ''Film/SwingKids'' (1993) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $5,632,086.
* ''Film/{{Switchback}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $6,492,660.
* ''Switching Channels'' (1988) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $9.129,999.
* ''Film/TaiPan'' (1986) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $4,007,250.
* ''Take Me Home Tonight'' (2011) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $6.9 million.
* ''Film/TheTakingOfBeverlyHills'' (1991) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $939,277.
* ''Film/TallTale'' (1995) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $11,047,627. The first of three career-zapping bombs for Jeremiah Chechik.
* ''Film/TankGirl'' (1995) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $4,064,495. In addition to being a StarDerailingRole for Lori Petty, who played the titular character, this movie immediately became an OldShame for co-star Naomi Watts and the creators of the ''Tank Girl'' comic, Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett, who were brought in to animate a handful of scenes when incompetent producers and ExecutiveMeddling left those scenes unfilmed, an experience they despised. When the movie [[IncrediblyLamePun tanked,]] Martin & Hewlett [[CreatorBacklash responded by]] [[FranchiseKiller discontinuing the main comic for 10 years]], and said incompetent producers saw their careers get shelled, plus Rachel Talalay never directed again, and only did one more cinematic release.
* ''Film/{{Tekken}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $1,696,665.
* ''The Telephone'' (1988) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $99,978 (YIKES!). Whoopi Goldberg sued Rip Torn, who directed the film, in a failed attempt to stop its release, and it was greeted at its New York screening by "I want my money back!" and "I hope the film breaks!" cries from the audience. Torn never directed another movie, and the film's producers saw their careers derailed, plus Harry Nilsson and Terry Southern never wrote another screenplay
* ''The Temp'' (1993) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $6.4 million.
* ''Tempest'' (1982) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $5 million.
* ''[[Film/TheTempest2010 The Tempest]]'' (2010) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $277,943 (domestic), $346,594 (worldwide). (That hurts.)
* ''Film/TerminalVelocity'' (1994) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $16,487,349.
* ''Texas Rangers'' (2001) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $763,740. Sat on a shelf for two years before being shoved out to theaters. Director Steve Miner wouldn't direct another theatrical film for nine years.
* ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' (2015) -- Budget, $155 million. Box office, $90 million (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $441 million (worldwide)]]. Its poor domestic performance and tepid reception among critics, fans, and audiences may have killed the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise for now, since Paramount shelved any sequels; this ironically happened to be the third [[FranchiseKiller Franchise Terminator]] in a row after 2003's ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' and 2009's ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' led to reboots, with the production houses who made these films eventually going under. This film also more or less proved that Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger is not a leading man anymore, ensured Creator/EmiliaClarke will still be remembered for her role in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' for a bit, put a crutch on the career of Creator/JasonClarke, and is part of a bad string for Creator/JaiCourtney.
* ''Film/ThatsLife'' (1986) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $4,079,895.
* ''Film/ThatsMyBoy'' (2012) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $57,719,093.
* ''That's What I Am'' (2011) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $6,400. It only played in ten theaters and closed after three days, but in comparison to other WWE films, got decent reviews.
* ''Film/ThereBeDragons'' (2011) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $4,372,642.
* ''Film/{{They}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $16,130,385.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' (1993) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $669,276 (no, we didn't mistype it). WhatCouldHaveBeen perhaps a milestone in animation turned into one of the biggest flops of all time. The film sat on the shelf for decades because Creator/RichardWilliams tried to completely finance it independently (a technique he was noted for in many of his projects) and failed to complete it on the deadline the studio set for him. It was then taken from him and then [[ExecutiveMeddling turned into a saccharine musical]] that borrowed elements from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''[[note]] which, by the way, had ended its original theatrical run and gone on to be the second-to-last installment in the ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' home video series by the time ''The Thief And The Cobbler'' finally hit theaters.[[/note]] after IT had borrowed elements from ''The Thief And The Cobbler'', a move WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic called [[IncestIsRelative "animated inbreeding."]] [[CreatorBacklash Richard Williams refuses to acknowledge any part of the film]] and [[OldShame regrets having completion insurance for it]], [[CreatorKiller and his filmography would be nonexistent until 2010, and low-key after.]]
* ''Film/{{The Thing|2011}}'' (2011) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $27,428,670.
* ''Film/TheThingCalledLove'' (1993) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $1,029,721.
* ''The Third Miracle'' (2000) -- Budget, Unknown, but... Box office, $591,142.
* ''Film/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' (2000) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $19.7 million. This was the last time child actress Mara Wilson would step in front of a movie camera (she retired in order to focus on school), and the only major theatrical adaptation of the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' children's series thus far.
* ''Film/AThousandWords'' (2012) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $22,044,277 (domestic), $3,594,150 (international). Filmed in 2008, but was shelved for four years due to Creator/{{Dreamworks}} breaking away from Paramount.
* ''Film/ThreeForTheRoad'' (1987) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $1,539,000. Three careers saw a severe downgrade to B-level Hollywood as a result of this movie: Stars Alan Ruck and Kerri Green, whose teenage idol days were cut short prematurely, and director Bill Norton, who was barely heard from until 1994, and hasn't attempted to direct another theatrical film since.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' (1994) -- Budget, $28,000,000. Box office, $11,373,501. A doomed attempt to rescue Don Bluth's studio and take some of Disney's musical share (including casting Disney/TheLittleMermaid herself, [[NoteworthyDisneyStaff Jodi Benson]], as the title character.) This didn't help music composer Barry Manilow's career in cinema out much; one of the songs he wrote for the movie, "Marry the Mole", made ''Thumbelina'' the only animated film to win a Razzie until the middle of The New 10's.
* ''Film/{{Thunderbirds}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $57 million. Box office, $28,283,637. This movie's failure resulted in director and ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' cast member Creator/JonathanFrakes being relegated to TV directing jobs only.
* ''Film/{{Thunderpants}}'' (2002) -- Budget, 3,500,000 British Pounds Sterling. Box office, 1,860,002 British Pounds Sterling. It got decent reviews, and that fact plus ''Film/GarfieldTheMovie'' kept director Peter Hewitt's career alive (but not for long).
* ''Tigerland'' (2000) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $139,692. (Oh no).
* ''Film/TilThereWasYou'' (1997) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $3,525,125.
* ''Film/{{Timeline}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $43,935,763. This was the final blow to the career of executive producer Michael Ovitz.
* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' (2000) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $36,754,634. The film's failure, caused by lack of promotion due to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox's lack of confidence, led to the closure of Fox Animation Studios, the company Fox formed with the film's directors Creator/DonBluth and Gary Goldman. Fox later returned to the animation industry by appointing Creator/BlueSkyStudios as their animation division beginning with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' (which was initially going to be a 2D animated feature, until ''Titan A.E.'' bombed). It is both Bluth and Goldman's last major film project to date. It was also a major factor to ending TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation (with the failures of the aforementioned ''Treasure Planet'' and ''Home on the Range'' serving as the final blows), as the film's failure convinced the major animation studios (Disney and Creator/DreamWorks to be more specific) that the traditional animation industry was no longer being classified as relevant thanks to the ever-growing popularity of computer animation (though there still are [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog hopes]] [[Disney/WinnieThePooh for]] yet another renaissance).
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'' (1992) -- Budget, $3.5 million (Not counting marketing costs). Box office, $3,560,469 (domestic). A lot of criticism towards the film was due to the eponymous world-famous duo being SuddenlyVoiced, friends, AND singing, and the plot of the film going in a Disney-esque direction that reduced Tom & Jerry effectively to supporting characters. The movie's failure convinced Hanna-Barbera never to experiment with this type of film again, making all future Tom & Jerry films Direct-To-Video and with the duo silent once more. It was also the second to last score by Henry Mancini, the last film Dana Hill was in, a StarDerailingRole for both her and Richard Kind (they voiced the duo), and prevented producer/director Phil Roman from working on another theatrically released movie until 2015 (he stuck with television, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' material since).
* ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $190 million (not counting marketing costs), Approx. $250-$330 million (counting them). Box office, $92,842,526 (domestic), $204,742,526 (worldwide). Could very well be a StarDerailingRole for Creator/GeorgeClooney as well as major co-stars Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy (this film was intended as a StarMakingRole for them; that possibility is gone and replaced with potentially stalling their cinematic careers). This is also the first misstep (and a considerable one) for acclaimed director Creator/BradBird, whose hopes of earning the AuteurLicense have been likely delayed until the end of the decade. Disney CFO Jay Rasulo ironically stepped down from the company around this time after being passed over for promotion in favor of Disney Parks boss Thomas Staggs. In addition, plans for a third ''Film/{{Tron}}'' movie were "deleted" after this film's disappointing opening weekend along with any sci-fi material that is not ''Star Wars'' or MarvelCinematicUniverse related.
* ''Film/TopDog'' (1995) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $5 million. This was the last theatrical release to feature Creator/ChuckNorris. [[note]]until ''Film/TheExpendables2'' came out[[/note]]. It doesn't help that it was released [[TooSoon shortly after the Oklahoma City Bombing]], which is ironic because the trailer never showed the villains.
* ''Film/{{Torque}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $21,215,059 (domestic), $46,546,197 (worldwide). Nearly everybody involved with this film saw their careers destroyed; the exception is Creator/IceCube.
* ''Film/{{Total Recall|2012}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $125 million. Box office, $58,877,969 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $198,467,168 (worldwide)]]. Made about half of what the original made domestically... a ''quarter'' of what it made if adjusted for inflation.
* ''Tough Guys Don't Dance'' (1987) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $858,250. This is one of the movies that eventually did in Creator/TheCannonGroup. Ryan O'Neal's infamous acting in this film ([[MemeticMutation "OH GOD, OH MAN!"]]) ended up denting what was a promising leading career for him. His acting career never fully recovered.
* ''Film/TheTournament'' (2009) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $490,000. A TroubledProduction (the original budget was $4 million and ended up drying out the budget twice) and a release to theaters delayed by two years didn't do many favors.
* ''Town & Country'' (2001) -- Budget, $90 million (not counting marketing costs), $105-110 million (counting them). Box office, $10,372,291. Creator/WarrenBeatty has had no affiliation with any movie since.
* ''Film/{{Toys}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $23.3 million. Ironically, it was dwarfed by another Robin Williams film, Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''; this particular fact and Disney's marketing team breaching a contract they signed with Williams regarding the Genie in that film started his first feud with the Mouse House and helped lead to Jeffrey Katzenberg getting the boot from the studio two years later, as well as lead to a will clause that bars Disney from using any Williams voice clips that had not already been made public by his death [[note]] the clips from the movie, its 3 video releases under ''The Classics'', the ''Platinum Editions'' and the ''Diamond Editions'', and his appearance in ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', which was made after Katzenberg had been fired and Williams returned to the role.[[/note]] until 2039. ''Toys's'' writer, Valerie Curtin, didn't write another screenplay.
* ''Track 29'' (1988) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $429,028.
* ''Film/TrailOfThePinkPanther'' (1982) -- Budget, less than $15 million (actual budget unknown). Box office, $9,056,073. Its failure along with that of ''Film/CurseOfThePinkPanther'' [[FranchiseKiller killed]] the original series.
* ''Film/{{Transcendence}}'' (2014) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $23,022,309 (domestic), $103,039,258 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Trapped}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $13,414,416.
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' (2002) -- Budget, $140180 million. Box office, $109,578,115. This and the failure of ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'' led Disney to abandon the traditional animation format ([[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog temporarily]]).
* ''Film/{{Trenchcoat}}'' (1983) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $4,304,286. Walt Disney Productions hid their involvement with this film due to its more mature themes and the stereotype that was applied to Disney at the time (the only sighting of Disney's logo on this film back then was on its VHS's tape label, which has the Sorcerer Mickey Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo logo). The movie's failure, along with the making of ''Never Cry Wolf'' and ''Film/DragonSlayer'', is cited as the reason for the creation of Touchstone Pictures, but that would ultimately come too late to save CEO Ron Miller's job, and he would be replaced by Michael Eisner by the time of ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron.'' This movie is a big OldShame for Disney; the film's followup release on VHS the same year was the last time Disney let it see the light of day until The New 10's.
* ''Film/{{Trespass|2011}}'' (2011) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $9,612,469.
* ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark'' (1994) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $71,368. You read that right, the film grossed less than one third of 1% of its budget, making it, proportionally, one of the biggest (maybe ''the'' biggest) box office flops in the history of animated films. Warner Bros. deliberately gave the film no promotion [[SelfFulfillingProphecy because they expected it to fail]]. This was the second-to-last film from Creator/DonBluth's homegrown animation studio, and the last from said studio to credit him (he hates this movie), and any ideas of the studio recovering [[CreatorKiller died a quiet death]] after this film.
* ''Film/{{Tron}}'' (1982) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $33 million. Despite decent reviews, the cost of the new computer technology that was used to create ''TRON'' along with a dire lack of marketing due to Disney executive Card Walker not believing in such a thing led to Disney writing off most of the $17 million budget. This film's darker tone, along with other films such as ''Film/{{Dragonslayer}}'', led to Disney CEO Ron Miller creating Touchstone to distribute ''Film/{{Splash}}'', but Disney's financial problems, stereotypes, a takeover and breakup attempt, and the protracted development of ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' got him "derezzed" and replaced by Michael Eisner. After becoming VindicatedByVideo, a sequel, ''Film/TronLegacy'', was released in 2010, but 2015's ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'' has ended the game of a third ''{{Tron}}'' film.
* ''Film/TroopBeverlyHills'' (1989) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $8.5 million. Though it did become a bit of a [[VindicatedByCable cult classic]].
* ''Film/TrueCrime'' (1999) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $16,649,768.
* ''True Identity'' (1991) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $4.6 million. British comedian Lenny Henry's foray into the American public, the film's bombing put a halt to his plans, and since then his only movie roles have been voiceovers.
* ''Film/{{Trust}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $9.5 million. Box office, get ready to scream, $595,439.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'' (2013) -- Budget, $135 million. Box office, $83,028,128 (domestically), $282,570,682 (worldwide). Ended up losing [=DreamWorks=] $13.5 million after marketing costs were added, and earned DWA boss Jeffrey Katzenberg a lawsuit from shareholders for possible HollywoodAccounting (the suit was dismissed in 2015), but this didn't stop Dreamworks from producing a Creator/{{Netflix}} original series based on the movie. This film and ''Film/{{RIPD}}'' are arguably [[StarDerailingRole Star Derailing Roles]] for Ryan Reynolds.
* ''Film/TurboAPowerRangersMovie'' (1997) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $9,615,840. Compared to ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'', which grossed over $60 million on a $15 million budget, its rather poor showing coupled with the franchise's decline would lead this movie to be the last big-screen showing for the franchise and a movie of any sort wouldn't happen until 2012's Direct-To-TV's [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai "Clash of the Red Rangers"]].
* ''Film/{{Turbulence}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $11,538,235. The film's failure didn't stop them from making two sequels, but it did sent them direct to video. Director Robert Butler hasn't made another major theatrically released movie after this one.
* ''Turk 182'' (1985) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $3.5 million. It brought Robert Urich's theatrical career to a [[StarDerailingRole screeching halt]].
* ''Film/{{Twilight|1998}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $37 million. Box office, $15,055,091.
* ''Film/TwinPeaksFireWalkWithMe'' (1992) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $4.2 million. This movie completely finished off the ''Twin Peaks'' TV franchise after its television series got hit with problems that led to its cancellation and an entry in David Hofstede's book ''Literature/WhatWereTheyThinkingThe100DumbestEventsInTelevisionHistory.''
* ''Film/{{Twisted|2004}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $40,954,603.
* ''Film/TwoForTheMoney'' (2005) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $30,526,509.
* ''Two Much'' (1996) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $1,141,556.
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[[folder:U-V]]
* ''Film/UTurn'' (1997) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $6,633,400.
* ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $18,535,812 (domestic), $31,070,211 (worldwide).
* ''The Undefeated'' (2011) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $116,381. The documentary was ripped to pieces and only got a limited release in ten AMC theatres. UsefulNotes/SarahPalin's agenda in creating the movie was also undermined when she opened this film the same day as the final ''Film/HarryPotter'' [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart2 film.]]
* ''Film/UnderSuspicion'' (2000) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $260,562.
* ''Under the Cherry Moon'' (1986) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $10 million. Though the film flopped, it did well enough in Europe to allow Warner Bros. to greenlight Music/{{Prince}}'s next film project, ''Graffiti Bridge''. Later became a CultClassic on home video.
* ''Under The Rainbow'' (1981) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $18,826,490. Director Steve Rash didn't direct again for another 6 years.
* ''Film/{{Underclassman}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $5,879,555.
* ''Film/UndercoverBlues'' (1993) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $12,324,660.
* ''Film/UnfinishedBusiness'' (2015) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $13,372,613.
* ''Film/AnUnfinishedLife'' (2005) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $18,618,284.
* ''Film/{{Unforgettable}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $2,483,790.
* ''Film/UnitedPassions'' (2015) -- Budget, $30 million ($25 million from FIFA's own coffers). Opening weekend box office (US), $900. No, there haven't been any digits left off that figure. ''[[EpicFail Nine hundred dollars.]]'' The film premiered just after several FIFA officials were arrested on corruption charges.
* ''Film/UntilTheEndOfTheWorld'' (1991) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $829,675.
* ''Film/UniversalSoldierTheReturn'' (1999) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $10,717,421. The damage that action star Jean Claude Van Damme took from the ''Street Fighter'' [[VideoGameMoviesSuck movie]] peaked when this film bombed heavily. JCVD didn't return to the big screen again until his self-titled movie, and wouldn't be fully visible again until the second ''Expendables'' adventure from Sylvester Stallone. The movie has also since been Retconned out of existence.
* ''V.I. Warshawski'' (1991) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $11.1 million. Arguably a StarDerailingRole for star Kathleen Turner.
* ''Film/{{Valmont}}'' (1989) -- Budget, $33 million. Box office, $1,132,112. It got decent reviews, but bombed hard enough to not exit out of limited run. Milos Forman would not work again until 1996.
* ''Film/VampireAcademy'' (2014) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $15,391,979. A young adult ParanormalRomance, it came out when the genre was dying.
* ''Film/VampiresKiss'' (1989) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office, $725,131.
* ''Film/TheVanishing'' (1993) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $14,543,394.
* ''Film/{{Vatel}}'' (2000) -- Budget, Unknown, but unfortunately, box office, $51,080. Roland Joffe wouldn't work in cinema again until ''Captivity''.
* ''Film/VeronicaGuerin'' (2003) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $9,439,660.
* ''Film/{{Vibes}}'' (1988) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $1,883,811.
* ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'' (2015) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $5.7 million (domestic), $33.2 million (worldwide). Managed to set the new record for lowest opening gross in 2,500+ theaters, taking that title from ''Won't Back Down''. It may very well have electrocuted the careers of its makers (one of whom was coming off the box office underperformance of ''The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'').
* ''Film/ViewFromTheTop'' (2003) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $19,526,014.
* ''Film/{{Virtuosity}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $24 million.
* ''Film/{{Virus}}'' (1999) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $30.6 million. This only reinforced Dennis Feldman's desire to stay out of moviemaking.
* ''Film/{{Volcano}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $49,323,468 (domestic), $122,823,468 (worldwide).
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[[folder:W-X]]
* ''W.E.'' (2011) -- Budget, 18 million pounds sterling ($29 million U.S.). Box office, 560,645 pounds sterling ($868,439 U.S.). Writer Alek Keshishian's career got put on hold pending several David Fincher projects, and Music/{{Madonna}} has yet to make another feature-length film.
* ''Wagons East!'' (1994) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $4.4 million. It was released after star John Candy's death.
* ''Film/TheWalk'' (2015) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $10,137,502 (domestic), $42,348,991 (worldwide).
* ''Film/WalkHardTheDeweyCoxStory'' (2007) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $18,317,151.
* ''Walker'' (1987) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $257,043 (domestic). This film's very poor performance immediately sentenced ''Repo Men'' director Alex Cox to the C-list of Hollywood moviemakers; he has only been able to scrape enough money to make DirectToVideo films since.
* ''Film/{{Walking Tall|2004}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $46 million. Box office, $46,437,717 (domestic), $57,223,890 (worldwide).
* ''Film/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' (2013) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $36,076,121 (domestic), $126,546,518 (worldwide). This film got swept under the avalanche that was the runaway success of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
* ''Wanderlust'' (2012) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $24 million.
* ''Film/WarriorsOfVirtue'' (1997) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $3,277,084.
* ''Film/TheWarriorsWay'' (2010) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $11,087,569.
* ''Film/TheWaterDiviner'' (2015) -- Budget, $22.5 million. Box office, $15,536,641.
* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $175 million (with marketing: approximately $235 million). Box office, $264,218,220. Although the estimate gives the assumption that it broke even, [[http://www.nytimes.com/1995/07/31/business/waterworld-disappointment-as-box-office-receipts-lag.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm studios often split the grosses with the theaters, generally 50/50]]. Thus, the infamously TroubledProduction did, indeed, lose money at the box office. The movie didn't stop a related attraction from opening at Universal Studios, and said attraction operates today.
* ''Film/TheWatch'' (2012) -- Budget, $68 million. Box office, $68,267,862. Its marketing campaign received controversy for allegedly being connected (in a way) to the Trayvon Martin case.
* ''Film/TheWayOfTheGun'' (2000) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, $13,069,740. Part of a 2000/2001 slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate.
* ''Film/WeAreMarshall'' (2006) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $43,545,364.
* ''Film/WeAreYourFriends'' (2015) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $2.8 million (so far). On its opening weekend, it only averaged $758 per theater, and was the fourth-worst wide-release debut of all time... [[http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/weekends/worstopenings.htm?page=WRSTOPN20&sort=opening&order=ASC&p=.htm sitting right below]] ''The Oogieloves'', ''Delgo'', and... a re-release of ''Film/{{Saw|I}}''.
* ''Film/TheWeatherMan'' (2005) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $19,039,770.
* ''The Wendell Baker Story'' (2005, 2007) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $153,169. Originally premiering at Austin's South By Southwest, it did not get a theatrical release until 2007. It's one of the lowest (perhaps THE lowest) grossing films that Luke and Owen Wilson, Eva Mendes, and Will Ferrell have ever been in.
* ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory'' (1993) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $9,315,576. This movie began the dominoes falling to the closure of Steven Spielberg's Amblimation studio (it only made one more film, ''Balto'', for a total of 3 movies; the other film was ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West'') and its succession by [=DreamWorks=] Animation. On top of that, it's the only movie with Spielberg's name on it to go DirectToVideo in the U.K.
* ''Film/WereNoAngels'' (1989) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $10,555,348.
* ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'' (1998) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $71,382,927.
* ''Film/WhatPlanetAreYouFrom'' (2000) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $14,145,677.
* ''Film/WhatsTheWorstThatCouldHappen'' (2001) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $38,464,131.
* ''Film/WhenTimeRanOut'' (1980) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $3,763,988. This film was released one year after another Irwin Allen bust, ''Beyond The Poseidon Adventure'', and after THIS bombed, Allen's career sank for good. It also liquidated the careers of writers Stirling Silliphant and Carl Foreman along with director James Goldstone and the man behind the movie's infamous special effects, L.B. Abbott.
* ''Film/WhereTheHeartIs'' (1990) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $1 million.
* ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' (2009) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $77,233,467 (domestic), $100,086,793 (worldwide).
* ''White Dog'' (1982) -- Budget, $7 million (estimated). Box office, $46,509 (no, you didn't read it wrong). Noted for its especially TroubledProduction, suffering from ExecutiveMeddling from Creator/{{Paramount}} because of its racist characterizations (the film centered around a [[FantasticRacism white]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dog]] [[spoiler:[[UnfortunateImplications terrorizing and maiming African Americans]]]]), and [[CreatorKiller destroyed]] Samuel Fuller's mainstream career. The general public has repeatedly criticized Paramount for not allowing a wide release of the film, given that the film gives an important lesson of America's [[DarkAndTroubledPast damning record of racism]].
* ''Film/WhiteHouseDown'' (2013) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $73,103,784 (domestic), $203,185,194 (worldwide).
* ''Film/WhiteMansBurden'' (1995) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $3,560,725.
* ''Film/WhiteSquall'' (1996) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $10,292,300.
* ''Film/TheWholeTenYards'' (2004) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $26,155,781.
* ''Film/WhosThatGirl'' (1987) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $7,305,209. This and ''Shanghai Surprise'' resulted in Madonna minimizing her movie career.
* ''Film/WhosYourCaddy'' (2007) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $5,713,425. This movie got accused of [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks ripping off]] ''Caddyshack'', which did not help it.
* ''The Wicked Lady'' (1983) -- Budget, $8 million (estimated). Box office, $724,912.
* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (2006) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $38,755,073. Creative decisions made during the remake of the horror cult classic's production led to a [[{{Narm}} narmtastic]] film that critics laughed at.
* ''Film/WickerPark'' (2004) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $21,568,818.
* ''Film/WideAwake'' (1998) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $282,175.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWild'' (2006) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $37,384,046 (domestic), $102,338,515 (worldwide). This solidified Disney's belief that they needed Pixar and John Lasseter.
* ''Film/WildBill'' (1995) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $2 million.
* ''Film/WildWildWest'' (1999) -- Budget, $170 million. Box office, $113,804,681 (domestic), $222,104,681 (worldwide). This movie became an OldShame to the majority of its crew and derailed the credibility of the Science Fiction/Fantasy Westerns for a decade, and ''Cowboys And Aliens'' and ''The Lone Ranger'' crashed the genre '''again''' after that hiatus.
* ''Film/{{Willard}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $8.5 million.
* ''Film/{{Wind}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $29 million. Box office, $5,519,569.
* ''Film/{{Windtalkers}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $115 million. Box office, $77,628,265. This and the critical failure of ''{{Film/Paycheck}}'' ended Creator/JohnWoo's Hollywood career.
* ''Film/WingCommander'' (1999) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $11,578,059. A case of VideoGameMoviesSuck despite having the programmer behind the games, Chris Roberts, directing the movie. Wing Commander's failure not only killed Roberts's career for several years, it was also responsible for destroying the actual game franchise. This movie was also the beginning of a rut that Creator/FreddiePrinzeJr would be stuck in during the early 2000s.
* ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' (2011) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $26,692,846 (domestic), $33,152,846 (worldwide). The most recent 2D animated film from Disney, the failure of this AcclaimedFlop was largely due to its release on the same day as the final ''Harry Potter'' film.
* ''Film/WintersTale'' (2014) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $27,400,231.
* ''Film/{{Wired}}'' (1989) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $1,089,000 (domestic). Producer Edward Feldman accused backer and talent mogul Michael Ovitz of sabotaging the biography on John Belushi in a 2005 book, and his co-star from ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', Dan Ackroyd, along with preview audiences, was hostile towards the final version of his portrayal, which bombed heavily. The infamously botched portrayal of Belushi [[CreatorKiller zapped]] [[StarDerailingRole the careers]] of the majority of the crew (journalist Bob Woodward, who is one of the two reporters credited with unveiling the Watergate scandal, was credited, and never dealt with anything not political again), with Feldman and star Michael Chiklis being the only major names to recover.
* ''Film/WithoutLimits'' (1998) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $777,423. (No!) This film blew down Robert Towne's career; he wrote the second ''Mission: Impossible'' film, but didn't direct again until 2006. It did get great reviews.
* ''Film/{{The Wolfman|2010}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $139,789,765. Creator/BenicioDelToro has yet to take a producer's job past this film. This was also director Joe Johnson's first film since the Michael Eisner career-ending ''Hildalgo'' in 2004, and this could have derailed his career for good had it not been for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', one of the contenders for the best of the MarvelCinematicUniverse's first phase, coming out months later (that film also took a lot of traits from another Disney comic book/Michael Eisner film, ''Film/TheRocketeer'', 20 years prior). Both ''Wolfman'' and ''Rocketeer'' have been VindicatedByCable, playing often on TV.
* ''Film/WyattEarp'' (1994) -- Budget, $63 million. Box office, $25,052,000.
* ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'' (1980) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $22.8 million. Michael Beck quoted this movie as, "[[StarDerailingRole closing the doors that]] ''Film/TheWarriors'' [[StarDerailingRole opened]]" [[note]] This quote is the page quote for StarDerailingRole [[/note]]. Along with ''Can't Stop The Music'', ''Xanadu'' inspired the creation of the [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]].
* ''Film/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' (2005) -- Budget, $87-113 million. Box office, $71,022,683. Killed both director Lee Tamahori's career and the ''xXx'' film series after only two installments.
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[[folder:Y-Z]]
* ''Film/TheYards'' (2000) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $889,352. (NIIIIICCCCCEEEEE)
* ''Year of the Dragon'' (1985) -- Budget, $24,000,000. Box office, $18,706,466. A failed attempt for Michael Cimino to recover from ''Heaven's Gate'', the film was also blasted by the Chinese-American community for racial stereotyping against them.
* ''Film/YearOne'' (2009) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $43,337,279 (domestic), $62,357,900 (worldwide). This film [[CreatorKiller killed]] Harold Ramis' direction career, and also tarnished the star power of Creator/JackBlack and Creator/MichaelCera. It didn't help that audiences accused both actors of {{Typecasting}}.
* ''Film/YesGiorgio'' (1982) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $2,279,543. Luciano Pavarotti's first and last movie, and a critical hit to Franklin J. Schaffner's career; the director wouldn't direct again until 1987, and he only made two more movies before dying in 1989.
* ''Film/YouAndI'' (2011) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $908,578.
* ''Film/YourHighness'' (2011) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $24,856,478.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight'' (2004) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $19,765,868 (domestic), $29,170,410 (worldwide). Compared to the first three ''Pokemon'' films, this film adaptation of this [[Anime/YuGiOh anime]] got blown away at the worldwide box office and by critics and anyone not familiar with its premise, plus its plot did not have a major impact on Yugi and Yami's overall story arc as a whole on Creator/KidsWB. As a result, it sent a potential movie series to the graveyard, and infamous production company Creator/FourKidsEntertainment, which was notorious for inserting Aesops and whatnot into their American anime dubs, never released another theatrical production, plus when copyright holder Creator/{{Konami}} revived the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' film series, it was only released in Japanese theaters. This also did not help the 2D animated market despite being an anime; it would be another 5 years before another widely publicized 2D film, ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' from Disney, hit theaters.
* ''Film/{{Zathura}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $64,321,501. Ended the usage of possessed board games for real life scenarios idea after two films, the other being ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' a decade prior. An attempt to promote this film on NBC's ''Series/TheApprentice'' also failed, but director Jon Favreau would bounce back with the first ''Film/IronMan'' movie, which started the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse for Disney.
* ''Film/{{ZigZag}}'' (2002) -- Budget, Unknown, but prepare your jaw to drop for... Box office, $2,418! Wesley Snipes's lowest grossing film by far.
* ''Film/{{Zodiac}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $33,080,084 (domestic), $84,785,914 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes'' (2006) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $12,506,188. It also got delayed when Fox and Marvel sued the creators for the film being too similar to ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. This was the final nail in the A-level cinematic coffin of director Peter Hewitt.
* ''Film/ZorroTheGayBlade'' (1981) -- Budget, $12.6 million. Box office, $5.1 million (domestic).
* ''Film/ZyzzyxRoad'' (2006) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office -- $30. Yes, thirty bucks, or ''six'' tickets (two sold to actors who appeared in the film; the director returned their money, so the film had a net box office of $20). The film received only a one-week domestic release (playing one screen in Dallas) to comply with Screen Actors Guild rules. The producer had no intention otherwise of opening it in the U.S. until after it had foreign distribution. (Foreign gross to date: $368,000.)
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* ''Film/The6thDay'' (2000) -- Budget, $82 million. Box office, $34,604,280 (domestic), $96,085,477 (worldwide).
[[BoxOfficeBomb/NumbersThroughH #-H]]
* ''[[Film/EightMillionWaysToDie 8 Million Ways to Die]]'' (1986) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $1,305,114. This was the final film that Creator/HalAshby directed, and he died two years after its release.
[[BoxOfficeBomb/IThroughR I-R]]
* ''10 Years'' (2011, 2012) -- Budget, Unknown, however, Box Office, $203,373.
* ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' (1957) -- Budget, $340,000. Box office, $1,000,000 (rentals). This film was dwarfed by color films released then, but was acclaimed by critics and is one of the most important films ever made.
* ''12 Rounds'' (2009) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $18,184,083. The sequels to this movie went DirectToVideo when the original failed to perform.
* ''13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi'' (2016) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $48,053,220 (domestic), $51,271,884 (worldwide)
* ''Literature/TheThirteenthWarrior'' (1999) -- Budget, $85 million (not counting marketing costs), $160 million (counting them). Box office, $61,698,899. When adjusted for inflation, this is the biggest flop of all time.
* ''Film/FortySevenRonin'' (2013) -- Budget, $175 million (not counting marketing and editing costs), $225 million (counting them). Box office, $38,362,475 (domestically), $150,962,475 (worldwide). As a result of rising costs during filming and editing, [[ExecutiveMeddling Universal pulled the director Carl Rinsch from the film and had their executives complete the movie]]. Adding insult to injury, the studio then wrote down the initial budget's costs... ''[[ScrewedByTheNetwork before the film got released in the U.S.]]''
* ''Film/EightyEightMinutes'' (2008) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $17,213,467 (domestic), $32,593,385 (worldwide).
* ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise'' (1992) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $11,089,907. Was nearly a CreatorKiller for director Creator/RidleyScott, who didn't direct another movie for four years.
* ''Film/ThreeThousandMilesToGraceland'' (2001) -- Budget, $62 million. Box office, $18,720,175.
* ''Film/TwentyEightDays'' (2000) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $37,170,488 (domestic), $62,198,945 (worldwide).
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[[folder:A-B]]
* ''Film/TheATeam'' (2010) -- Budget, $110 million. Box office, $77,222,099 (domestic), $177,238,796 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Abandon}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $12,302,319.
* ''Film/AccidentalLove'' (2015) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $139,936.
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' (1988) -- Budget, $46.63 million. Box office, $8,083,123. This film's implosion, along with the severe financial failure of ''Ishtar'' and to a lesser extent other movies such as ''Leonard Part 6'', led to Columbia merging with Tristar and Coca-Cola selling their whole film business to Sony. That said, it IS an AcclaimedFlop, having a 92% on Website/RottenTomatoes.
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane'' (1990) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $21.4 million. star Andrew "Dice" Clay claimed it was pulled from theaters early due to pressures from the "politically correct". The triple-Razzie winning and critically panned film [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff became popular in Hungary, Spain, and Norway, however.]]
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $15,094,530.
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'' (2002) -- Budget, $100120 million. Box office, $7,103,973. Sat on the shelf for ages because everyone knew it was a catastrophe. Creator/EddieMurphy himself [[OldShame disowned it]], and it was one of three flops in 2002 that severely impacted his career.
* ''[[Film/RockyAndBullwinkle The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle]]'' (2000) -- Budget, $76 million (not counting marketing costs), $98.6 million (counting them). Box office, $35,134,820. Its failure along with that of ''Film/DudleyDoRight'' killed off plans for a ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'' LiveActionAdaptation. That project was later rebooted instead as a CGI adaptation at Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, and ''that'' ended up underperforming as well (although unlike ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' and ''Dudley Do-Right'', it at least made back its budget).
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' (2005) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $39,177,541 (domestic), $69,425,966 (worldwide).
* ''Film/AeonFlux'' (2005) -- Budget, $62 million. Box office, $52,304,001.
* ''Film/TheAffairOfTheNecklace'' (2001) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $471,210.
* ''Film/AfterEarth'' (2013) -- Budget, $130 million. Box office, $60,522,097 (domestically), $243,843,127 (worldwide). Another nail in Creator/MNightShyamalan's coffin, and a nasty setback to the careers of Will and Jaden Smith.
* ''Film/AfterTheSunset'' (2004) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $28,331,233 (domestic), $61,347,797 (worldwide).
* ''Film/AgainstTheRopes'' (2004) -- Budget, $39 million. Box office, $6,614,280.
* ''Film/{{Agora}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $39,041,505. Spanish-Chilean director/writer Alejandro Amenabar didn't make another film for 6 years.
* ''Film/TheAlamo'' (2004) -- Budget, $145 million. Box office, $25,819,961. One of a handful of flops in 2004 that ultimately helped end Disney CEO Michael Eisner's long run at the company. While liked by several [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]] critics and ''Ebert & Roeper'', this movie also derailed director/writer John Lee Hancock's career; he wasn't credited on anything again until the end of the decade with 2009's ''Film/TheBlindSide'', and didn't direct another Disney movie until ''Film/SavingMrBanks'' in 2013.
* ''Film/AlbinoAlligator'' (1997) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $339,379.
* ''Film/AlexAndEmma'' (2003) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $15,368,897.
* ''Film/AlexRiderOperationStormbreaker'' (2006) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $23,937,870.
* ''Film/{{Alexander}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $155 million (not counting marketing costs), $201.2 million (counting them). Box office, $167,298,192.
* ''Film/{{Alfie}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $35,150,546.
* ''Film/{{Ali}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $107 million. Box office, $87,713,825.
* ''Film/{{Alice}}'' (1990) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $7,331,647.
* ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' (1951) -- Budget, $3 million. Box office, $2.4 million (domestic). This ultimately didn't even dent Creator/{{Disney}}'s emerging animation empire, but convinced Walt to never reissue the film, instead airing it on TV (this also allowed it to come to [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo home video]] a few years before Disney, on Michael Eisner's orders, began releasing their animated library through the ''Walt Disney Classics'' line). ''Alice In Wonderland'' [[VindicatedByHistory came into vogue after Walt's death,]] and is now one of the mainstream Disney films.
* ''Film/AliensInTheAttic'' (2009) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $25,200,412 (domestic), $57,881,056 (worldwide).
* ''Film/AllNightLong'' (1981) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $4,454,295 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $10 million (worldwide).]] This was the third and final theatrical movie made by Jean-Claude Tramont, and according to several biographies, his wife Sue Mengers lost her job as Creator/BarbraStreisand's agent when she had suggested her for the movie.
* ''Film/AllTheKingsMen'' (2006) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $9,450,897.
* ''AllThePrettyHorses'' (2000) -- Budget, $57 million. Box office, $18,133,495.
* ''An AlanSmithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn'' (1998) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office (get ready to faint), $52,850. Winning six UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s, it spelt the end of the use of the "AlanSmithee" pseudonym. It also [[CreatorKiller killed]] Arthur Hiller's direction career (he knew the movie was so bad, he asked the crew to be ''credited as Smithee''. It didn't help, and he [[FromBadToWorse got the alias]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero retired as well]]; (he did one movie with Creator/JonBonJovi after that, and that's it.) This film was also the third and last blow to Joe Eszterhas, following ''Showgirls'' and ''Jade'', and is one of two major cinematic bombs for Creator/JackieChan, who had a long cameo in this movie.
* ''Film/AlmostAnAngel'' (1990) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $6,939,946.
* ''Film/{{Aloha}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $37 million. Box office, $26,250,020. An ugly blot on director/writer/producer Cameron Crowe's career, and part of an unsatisfactory year for distributor Sony.
* ''[[Film/AloneInTheDark2005 Alone in the Dark]]'' (2005) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $10,442,808. Credited with destroying the reputation of video game movies [[VideoGameMoviesSuck beyond their already bad reputation]] and turning director Uwe Boll into the signature punchline for bad movies in general.
* ''[[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip]]'' (2015) -- Budget, $90 million (not counting marketing costs). Box office, $83,688,110 (domestic so far), $172,946,708 (worldwide so far). While the previous three Chipmunks films did well at the box office (although they all had a poor critical reception), 20th Century Fox, originally planning a December 23rd release for the fourth installment of the series, decided to cash in on counter-programming [[ReleaseDateChange by bumping it up to a]] [[SuicidalOverconfidence downright suicidal]] Dec. 18th date, putting it in direct competition with the highly anticipated ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens]]'' from former longtime partner Lucasfilm, who disassociated themselves from Fox after being bought by Disney. ''The Road Chip'' didn't stand a chance -- ''The Force Awakens'' proceeded to [[CurbStompBattle utterly demolish it]] at the box office, raking in a record-breaking $100,000,000 on opening day ''alone'', and then over $1,000,000,000 worldwide just barely after its first week, while ''The Road Chip'' crashed and burned at a meager $14,000,000 on the same weekend, limping to $47,539,910 the same week, then $64,050,442 worldwide. On top of that, ''The Force Awakens'' was universally lauded by critics as a true-to-form comeback for the ''Star Wars'' franchise, while ''The Road Chip'' was utterly eviscerated by critics. In all likelihood, the film's resounding failure will [[FranchiseKiller bring the Chipmunks film series to an end]], being the second negative business-changing bust of the year for Fox after [[Film/FantasticFour2015 the attempted Fantastic Four reboot]].
* ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon'' (1987) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $500,000.
* ''Film/{{Amelia}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $19,642,013.
* ''Film/AmericanAnthem'' (1986) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $4,845,724.
* ''Film/AnAmericanCarol'' (2008) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $7,013,191. This movie's bust put David Zucker's career in Hell; he wasn't credited on another film until the fifth ''Scary Movie'', and has yet to return to the director's booth.
* ''American Outlaws'' (2001) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $13,342,790.
* ''Film/AmericanUltra'' (2015) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $15,470,118.
* ''And God Created Women'' (1988) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $1,717,376. It sent director Roger Vadim's theatrical career into "the fiery pit" (he's only done TV movies since) and got him chastised by Roger Ebert for remaking his original 50's classic and having little in common with it.
* ''Angel Eyes'' (2001) -- Budget, $53 million. Box office, $29,715,606.
* ''Film/AnimalFactory'' (2000) -- Budget, Unknown. The bad news is... Box office, $43,805. Despite strong reviews, this movie failed to even make it to $50,000 gross.
* ''Film/AnnaAndTheKing'' (1999) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $39,263,420 (domestic), $113,996,937 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'' (1982) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $57 million. This film was one of two theatrical victims of ''Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial'' (the other was ''Film/BladeRunner'') despite being the 10th highest grossing film of the year, and it, along with the financial failure of ''Film/PenniesFromHeaven'' and the general failure of ''Film/{{Heartbeeps}}'', forced noted diva Bernadette Peters off the silver screen until 1989. ''Annie'' was successfully VindicatedByVideo, however, and still was able to revive interest in the classic show.
* ''Another You'' (1991) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $2,865,916. This was the final StarDerailingRole for star Gene Wilder. He has not appeared in another theatrically released film since.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAntBully'' (2006) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $28,142,535 (domestic), $55,181,129 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheApparition'' (2012) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $9,627,492.
* ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays2004'' -- Budget, $110 million. Box office, $72,178,895. One of a handful of flops in 2004 that ultimately helped end Disney CEO Michael Eisner's long run at the company, but it didn't slow down star Creator/JackieChan's career much (this is one of two notable bombs the martial arts superstar was in, the other being the Arthur Hiller/Joe Eszterhas killer ''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn''). This was the last appearance by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger in a movie prior to him taking office as Governor of California.
* ''Film/TheArtOfWar'' (2000) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $40,400,425. This film's failure didn't stop two sequels from being made, but it did send them Direct To DVD.
* ''Film/ArthurAndTheInvisibles'' (2006) -- Budget, $86 million. Box office, $15,132,763 (domestic), $107,944,236 (worldwide).
* ''Film/AspenExtreme'' (1993) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $8,041,048.
* ''Film/{{Assassins}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $30,303,072 (domestically), $83,303,072 (worldwide).
* ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy'' (2009) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $39,886,986. The losses of the film [[CreatorKiller sucked producer Imagi Studios into a black hole of debt.]]
* ''Film/TheAstronautsWife'' (1999) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $19,598,588.
* ''Film/AtlasShrugged Parts I'', ''II'', and ''III'' (2011/2012/2014) -- Budget, roughly $10 million/$10 million/$5 million. Box Office, roughly $4 million/$3 million/$800,000. Commentators found it impossible not to comment on the irony of the adaptation of a famous libertarian/"Objectivist" work being rejected by the movie free-market, and then its producers plowing forward with both a sequel and Part III -- using Website/{{Kickstarter}}, of all things, which just adds to the irony.
* ''Film/AtFirstSight'' (1999) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $22,365,133.
* ''Film/AtLongLastLove'' (1975) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $1.5 million. The film received such bad reviews director Peter Bogdanovich published a full page apology letter in several newspapers. A studio editor recut the film on his own time four years later. 33 years after that, Bogdanovich saw this cut and liked it so much he finally allowed it to be released on DVD to better reviews in 2013, 38 years after premiering in theaters.
* ''Literature/AtPlayInTheFieldsOfTheLord'' (1991) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $1,345,903.
* ''Film/{{Australia}}'' (2008) -- Budget, $130 million. Box office, $49,554,002 (domestically), $211,342,221 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{The Avengers|1998}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $23,384,939. Director Jeremiah Chechik didn't direct another film until 2013, and star Uma Thurman fell into limbo before clawing her way back up with the ''Film/KillBill'' films in 2003.
* ''Film/AvengingAngelo'' (2002) -- Budget, $17 millon. Box office, sadly, $824,597. This was Anthony Quinn's final film role, released a few months after his death, and another setback for star Sylvester Stallone.
* ''Film/BabePigInTheCity'' (1998) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $69,131,860. Director Creator/GeorgeMiller wouldn't return to live-action films of any sort until [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad 2015]].
* ''Film/BabylonAD'' (2008) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $72,108,608. This put a very severe restraint on the career of director Mathieu Kassovitz, who has not had a major presence in Hollywood cinema since.
* ''Film/BabysDayOut'' (1994) -- Budget, $48 million. Box office, $16,827,402.
* ''Film/{{Bad Company|2002}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $65,977,295.
* ''Film/BadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'' (2009) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $10,589,102.
* ''Bait'' (2000) -- Budget, $51 million. Box office, $15.4 million. It [[StarDerailingRole nearly ended Jamie Foxx's leading career]], as he wouldn't lead again in a theatrical film for four years, but his [[CareerResurrection later resurgence]] thankfully saved him.
* ''Film/BallisticEcksVsSever'' (2002) -- Budget, $7090 million. Box office, $19,924,033. This was the only major attempt by Thai filmmaker Wych Kaosayananda, who credited himself as "Kaos", to break into the American cinema market. He returned to Thailand when the movie imploded, and wasn't heard from again for another 10 years.
* ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' (1942) -- Budget, $858,000 (not counting marketing costs), $1.7 million (counting them). Box office, $1.64 million (original theatrical release tally only). The outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII hurt this film badly, and, along with ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' and ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s initial disappointing releases, a bitter strike, and WWII, resulted in Walt Disney having to make package films for the remainder of the 40s until ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' brought animation back to mainstream. ''Bambi'' has since been considered one of Walt's [[AcclaimedFlop best]], along with ''Pinocchio'' and ''Fantasia''.
* ''Film/{{Bandits}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $67,631,903.
* ''Bandslam'' (2009) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $12,225,023. A definite case of MisaimedMarketing.
* ''Film/BangkokDangerous'' (2008) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $42,487,390.
* ''Film/TheBarbarians'' (1987) -- Budget, $4,000,000. Box office, $800,000. Influential director Ruggero Deodato didn't last long in Hollywood after this.
* ''Film/BarbWire'' (1996) -- Budget, $9,000,000. Box Office, $3,793,614. This film suffered from being labeled a HotterAndSexier [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks clone]] [[SerialNumbersFiledOff of]] ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''. Pamela Anderson would not have a starring role in a motion picture again for many years, and copyright holder Creator/DarkHorseComics has refused any more adaptations of the ''Barb Wire'' series. It also had the misfortune of taking ''Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie'' with it due to the fact that the producers threw the marketing towards ''Barb Wire''.
* ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'' (1998) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $12 million. This film, along with an earlier string of box office failures, led [=PolyGram=] to sell out their film division, and eventually themselves, to Seagram, [[CreatorKiller who placed the PolyGram name under Universal a year later]].
* ''Film/BarneysVersion'' (2010) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $8,455,457.
* ''Film/{{Baseketball}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $7,027,290.
* ''Film/{{Basic}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $42,792,561. John [=McTiernan=] has directed no films since this feature, especially since he went to prison later.
* ''Film/BasicInstinct2'' (2006) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $38,629,478. It began the derailment of star Creator/SharonStone's career and ended Michael Caton-Jones' directing career. It was even dubbed by the [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]] in the 2007 Razzie Awards ceremony as "[[MedalOfDishonor Basically, It Stinks,]] [[EpicFail Too]]".
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' (1993) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $5,617,391. This feature was originally supposed to go DirectToVideo, but Warner Bros. ordered it made for the theaters.. This decision was a double-edged sword; it was critically loved, but didn't make back its budget, which the filmmakers blamed on Warner. It turned a profit when it DID make it to video later, and became a major CultClassic. This is one of only two theatrically released movies Warner/DC vet Alan Burnett worked on (the other being Disney's ''WesternAnimation/DucktalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'').
* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' (2000) -- Budget, $75 million ([[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting declared]]), $44 million (actual). Box office, $29,725,663. The JustForFun/{{egregious}} case of UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting involved in the production led to Franchise Pictures being [[CreatorKiller sued into bankruptcy.]] The infamous film's creation also [[StillbornFranchise crippled plans for a sequel about the second half of the book]] and put Creator/JohnTravolta's career back in jeopardy after his CareerResurrection with ''Film/PulpFiction''. Co-stars Barry Pepper and Forest Whitaker and director Roger Christian, who hate this film, also fell off the map (Whitaker would come back with ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''), and ''Battlefield Earth'' is also guilty of ruining the chances of any further adaptations of Creator/LRonHubbard's work being taken seriously.
* ''Film/{{Battleship}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $209 million. Box office, $65 million (domestically), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $302.8 million (worldwide)]]. While it was a hit globally, that didn't prevent the U.S. media from pairing up this film with ''Film/JohnCarter'' as one of the big bombs of summer 2012 after it grossed a weak $25.5 million on its opening weekend.
* ''Film/TheBeauticianAndTheBeast'' (1997) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $11.4 million. Fran Drescher's first and only theatrical lead role, and her last theatrical appearance overall. This and ''Dunston Checks In'' also sent helmer Ken Kwapis's career into the river until the middle of the 2000's.
* ''Film/BeautifulCreatures'' (2013) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $19,452,138 (domestically), $60,052,138 (worldwide).
* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' (1971) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $17.9 million. This film was intended as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Disney/MaryPoppins'' when the author of that book, Pamela Travers, denied Disney the ability to make sequels to ''Mary Poppins''. This got good reviews, but didn't fare well at the box office; it subsequently was the beginning of the end for director and longtime Disney collaborator Robert Stevenson.
* ''Film/BeeSeason'' (2005) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $6,856,989.
* ''Film/BeforeAndAfter'' (1996) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $8,797,839.
* ''Film/BeingHuman'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $1,519,366.
* ''Literature/{{Beloved}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $22,852,487. Disney forced the Creator/OprahWinfrey film, an AcclaimedFlop, out of theaters to make way for Creator/AdamSandler's ''Film/TheWaterboy'', which despite good success was [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList hated]] by critics.
* ''Film/BenjiTheHunted'' (1987) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $22,257,624
* ''Bert Rigby, You're A Fool'' (1989) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $75,868 (OWWWWWWW). In case you're wondering, that's just over ''one percent'' of its budget.
* ''Betsy's Wedding'' (1990) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $19.7 million. Arguably [[StarDerailingRole the end of Molly Ringwald's stardom]], as afterwards she wouldn't do another theatrical film role for six years.
* ''Film/BeyondBorders'' (2003) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $11,705,002.
* ''Film/BicentennialMan'' (1999) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $87,423,861. A hard hit to Creator/RobinWilliams's career, and the film that led to his second feud with The Walt Disney Company, who produced this film alongside Columbia.
* ''The Big Bounce'' (2004) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $6,807,176.
* ''Film/BigBully'' (1996) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $2,042,350. [[StarDerailingRole One of the 3 career-halting films with Tom Arnold released that year]] and was also the last theatrical live-action movie that Creator/RickMoranis would star in (though it was less to do with this movie and more to do with his wife's passing).
* ''Film/TheBigKahuna'' (2000) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $3,728,888.
* ''Film/BigMiracle'' (2012) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $24.7 million.
* ''Film/TheBigPicture'' (1989) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $117,463.
* ''Literature/BigTrouble'' (2002) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $8,493,890. As noted above, the film was all set to be released, but after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it was pushed back to avoid implications of being TooSoon, since the movie's climax involves hijacking an airplane. It didn't help.
* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' (1986) -- Budget, $20 million (not counting marketing costs), $25 million (counting them). Box office, $11.1 million. This movie's original failure in theaters thanks to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork distributor 20th Century Fox also releasing]] ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' the next week led to director Creator/JohnCarpenter to return to lower budget features and got a planned sequel cast into limbo until BOOM! comics continued it in 2014. It quickly became a CultClassic on home video and with [[AcclaimedFlop critics]], with one of the major [[BigBad Big Bads]] in the ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' franchise and a recurring enemy in a [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 few]] [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures other]] series being based off this film's villain (Creator/JackieChan's cartoon had two, and one of them was voiced by James Hong, who played ''BTILC's'' BigBad). A remake is being made with Creator/DwayneJohnson.
* ''Film/TheBigYear'' (2011) -- Budget, $41 million. Box office, $7.4 million. The film's failure might partly explain why Creator/SteveMartin isn't currently planned for any theatrical projects in the near future outside of Creator/DreamworksAnimation's ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}''.
* ''Big Wednesday'' (1978) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $4.5 million. Though it had a [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff good reception in Japan]] [[note]]An episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' with the surfing Pikachu apparently paid homage to it[[/note]].
* ''Film/BikerBoyz'' (2003) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $23,510,601
* ''Film/BillyBathgate'' (1991) -- Budget, $48 million. Box office, $15,565,363.
* ''Film/BioDome'' (1996) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $13,427,615. This derailed Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin's careers after Shore had several critical flops.
* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' (1985) -- Budget, $44 million. Box office, $21,288,692. The film's failure almost took Disney Animation down with it, but the modest success of their next animated feature, ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', kept that from happening (the success of rivals Don Bluth and Steven Spielberg with ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' also motivated Disney to keep their animation department open). ''The Great Mouse Detective'' coupled together with the impressive runs of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', ''Disney/OliverAndCompany,'' and a reissue of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians,'' plus revenue from the'' Walt Disney Classics'' and ''Walt Disney Cartoon Classics'' [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo lines of videos,]] to ultimately gave Disney enough energy to make ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' 4 years later, which started the Disney Renaissance. ''The Black Cauldron'' still ended the Disney careers of CEO Ron Miller and the film's producers and directors, one of whom was Richard Rich, who went on to make ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheKingAndI''. It also ended any more ideas of adapting the Prydain book series that inspired the film. As for the movie itself, it was sealed in the deepest corner of the Disney Vault after exiting theaters until fan pressures got it released under the ''Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection'' brand in 1998, 13 years after premiering in theaters[[note]] It was slated for a 1990 video release, but ''Mermaid's'' performance in the theaters prompted Disney to give that movie the video release date and a place under the ''Classics'' branding to build up a franchise for that movie instead [[/note]]. This film, along with earlier bombs such as ''DragonSlayer'', influenced the development of Touchstone Pictures just in time for the animated portions of ''Roger Rabbit''.
* ''Film/TheBlackDahlia'' (2006) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $49.3 million. Director Creator/BrianDePalma took a years-long sabbatical from Hollywood-level filmmaking.
* ''Film/BlackKnight'' (2001) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $39,976,235.
* ''Film/{{Blackhat}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $17,491,707. This was Michael Mann's first film in 6 years, and its poor reception has the possibility of blacking out his career (he hasn't announced any more projects in 2016).
* ''Film/BladeRunner'' (1982) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $33.8 million. As explained in the introduction above, the film opened at about the same time as ''E.T.'', which took its audience.
* ''Film/BlessTheChild'' (2000) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $40,443,010.
* ''Film/{{Blindness}}'' (2008) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $19,844,979.
* ''Film/{{The Blob|1988}}'' (1988) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $8,247,943.
* ''Film/BloodAndWine'' (1996) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $1,094,668.
* ''Bloodhounds Of Broadway'' (1989) -- Budget, $4 million. Box office, here it comes, $43,671. In addition, film helmer Howard Brookner passed away from AIDS months before this movie's release.
* ''Film/BloodInBloodOut'' (1993) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $4,496,583.
* ''Film/BloodRayne'' (2006) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $3,650,275.
* ''Film/BloodWork'' (2002) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $31,794,718.
* ''Film/BlownAway'' (1994) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $30,156,002.
* ''Film/TheBlueBird'' (1976) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $887,000.
* ''Film/BluesBrothers2000'' (1998) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $14 million. This film, along with the DirectToVideo film ''Susan's Plan'', dropped the curtain on director Creator/JohnLandis's career outside of documentaries until ''Film/BurkeAndHare'' in 2010, which killed his career a second time.
* ''Blue Chips'' (1994) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $23 million.
* ''Film/BlueCity'' (1986) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $6,947,787. ''Blue City'' is the only movie film producer and Paramount executive Michelle Manning attempted to direct.
* ''The Blue Iguana'' (1988) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, an ugly $161,398.
* ''Blue In The Face'' (1995) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office, $1,268,636.
* ''Film/BoatTrip'' (2002) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $15 million.
* ''Film/BodyOfEvidence'' (1993) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $13.2 million.
* ''Film/BodyOfLies'' (2008) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $39,394,666 (domestic), $115,097,286 (worldwide).
* ''Bogus'' (1996) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $4.3 million. One of the movies that year, along with the infamous ''Film/TheodoreRex'', the highest budget film to be sent DirectToVideo, that [[StarDerailingRole derailed]] Whoopi Goldberg's cinematic career, but she has moved on to other avenues such as ''The View''.
* ''Film/{{Bolero}}'' (1984) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $8,914,881. This is the movie that burned up the partnership between MGM/UA and Cannon Films (MGM had a policy against releasing X-Rated films in theaters, which became HilariousInHindsight when they released the NC-17 rated ''Showgirls'' a decade later.) Star Bo Derek's husband John Derek saw a fatal blowback to his career; he directed just one more movie before his death, and Bo herself saw a demotion to the B list of actresses with her performance and multi-Razzie wins.
* ''Film/TheBonfireOfTheVanities'' (1990) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $15,691,192.
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'' (2000) -- Budget, $6,000,000. Box office, $20,471. (screams)
* ''Film/TheBoost'' (1988) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $784,990.
* ''Film/TheBorder'' (1982) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $6,118,683.
* ''Film/TheBorrowers'' (1997) -- Budget, $29 million. Box office, $22,619,589. Rachel Talalay, who was just coming off ''Film/TankGirl'', which turned her and the other producers of that movie into enemies of the comic's creators, saw her cinematic career fully implode with this film. She has done a lot of TV work, but the only two movies she did past this were TV movies. The careers of the director, other producers, and writers also saw downgrades to B-level (two of them, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, would get back into the A-level in the New 10's.)
* ''Film/BottleRocket'' (1996) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $560,069. (screams again)
* ''Film/TheBounty'' (1984) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $8,613,462.
* ''Film/BoxingHelena'' (1993) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office, $1,796,389. This K.Oed Jennifer Lynch's attempt at a cinematic career immediately. She didn't make another movie for 15 years.
* ''The Boy in Blue'' (1986) -- Budget, $7.7 million Canadian dollars. Box office, $275,000 U.S. dollars. This film crushed director Charles Jarrott's cinematic career permanently, since every movie he made in his life after this were T.V. movies.
* ''Boys and Girls'' (2000) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $25.8 million. After the huge success of ''Film/ShesAllThat'', director Robert Iscove worked once again with Freddie Prinze Jr. on this movie. Iscove never really had a theatrical hit again, and ''Boys and Girls'' was part of a rut that Prinze was stuck in during the early '00s.
* ''Film/{{Braindead}}'' [[note]] Known as ''Dead Alive'' in North America. [[/note]] (1992) -- Budget, $3 million. Box office (here's a horror), $242,623! (domestic). Creator/PeterJackson's third film, its blink-and-you-missed-it box office run sent the movie into obscurity until Jackson's success with ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' brought it back into the limelight a decade later. Now an AcclaimedFlop.
* ''Film/BreakfastOfChampions'' (1999) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $178,278.
* ''Film/BrendaStarr'' (1989) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $67,828.
* ''Film/BrightLightsBigCity'' (1988) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $16,118,077. It would be the last film that James Bridges would direct before his death in 1993.
* ''Film/BrokedownPalace'' (1999) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $10,115,013.
* ''Film/TheBrothersBloom'' (2008, 2009) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $3,531,756 (domestic), $5,529,464 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheBrothersGrimm'' (2005) -- Budget, $88 million. Box office, $37,916,267 (domestic), $105,316,267 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheBrothersSolomon'' (2007) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $900,926 (domestic), $1,035,056 (worldwide). Bob Odenkirk has yet to sit in the director's chair past this film's flopping; it's also infamous for being the first movie film critic Richard Roeper walked out on.
* ''Film/TheBrownBunny'' (2003) -- Budget: $10 million. World-wide ticket and DVD sales: $374,000. Mostly famous now for the epic war of words between its producer/director/lead actor Vincent Gallo and critic RogerEbert.
* ''Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star'' (2011) -- Budget, just under $10 million. Box office, $2,529,395. It was taken out of theaters after only two weeks, and quickly derailed Nick Swardson's film career before it could even get started (the MisaimedMarketing didn't seem to help either).
* ''Film/BulletToTheHead'' (2013) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $13,561,515.
* ''Film/{{Bulletproof}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $22,611,954.
* ''Film/BulletproofMonk'' (2003) -- Budget, $52 million. Box office, $37,713,879.
* ''Film/BurkeAndHare'' (2010) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $4.3 million. It is the last film that Creator/JohnLandis has directed so far.
* ''Burnt'' (2015) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $13,603,571 (domestic), $35,607,937 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ByTheSea'' (2015) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $538,460 (domestic), $2,555,525 (worldwide). Even with the star power of Brangelina (who produced and directed this movie), it never escaped limited release when critics and audiences rained down on it.
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* ''Film/CabinBoy'' (1994) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $3.6 million. This is the first movie with Creator/TimBurton's name on it since his animation days on Disney's ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' to flop at the box office AND with critics. It's also the only movie that writer Adam Resnick directed, and it scorched his movie career. He wouldn't write another cinematic screenplay until 2000.
* ''Film/CaddyshackII'' (1988) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $11,798,302. This movie sunk director Allan Arkush's career for 6 years.
* ''Film/CanadianBacon'' (1995) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $178,104. Little wonder it's Creator/MichaelMoore's only theatrical foray outside the documentary genre to date (admittedly, he has done more than almost anyone to make nonfiction films profitable). This and ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'' led to threats by Universal and [=PolyGram=] higher-ups to shut down Gramercy Pictures; it soldiered on until 2000.
* ''Film/CantStopTheMusic'' (1980) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $2 million. Effectively destroyed Music/TheVillagePeople and the directing career of Nancy Walker right away, as well as putting a major setback in Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner's career and signifying that [[DeaderThanDisco disco was dead as a mainstream genre]]. Being released on exactly the same day as ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' was not the wisest move. Along with ''Xanadu'', ''Can't Stop The Music'' inspired the creation of the [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]].
* ''Film/CapitalismALoveStory'' (2009) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $14,363,397 (domestic), $17.4 million (worldwide). This got some decent reviews from critics, but it didn't do well enough to make back its budget, and put a severe dent in Michael Moore's career; the infamous documentary director would wait 6 years to release his next movie.
* ''Film/CaptainCorellisMandolin'' (2001) -- Budget, $57 million. Box office, $25,543,895 (domestic), $62,112,895 (worldwide).
* ''Car 54, Where Are You?'' (1994) -- Budget, $10.7 million. Box office, $1,238,080. This earned a severe backlash from Rosie O'Donnell, who advised people not to rent it. It was also shot in 1990, but edited over the years, which removed the musical numbers.
* ''Carpool'' (1996) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $3,325,651. One of the 3 [[StarDerailingRole career-halting films with Tom Arnold released that year]], and the second-to-last major film from long-time director Arthur Hiller. His next movie, ''Burn Hollywood Burn'', which he infamously took the "Alan Smithee" moniker for in a failed attempt to distance himself from the movie, killed both the name and his direction career (he did one movie with Creator/JonBonJovi after that, and that's it.)
* ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' (1997) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $3,566,637. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork It fell through the cracks]] after Creator/WarnerBros bought Turner just before the movie was released, and proceeded to not promote it at all. Helmer and animator Mark Dindal saw a blowback to his career that has yet to go away, especially with his involvement in Disney's ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' a decade later, which WAS a success but disliked by critics and was the last nail in CEO Michael Eisner's coffin.
* ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' (2003) -- Budget, $109 million. Box office, $133,960,541 (worldwide), $101,149,285 (domestic). Although it was a success worldwide, it couldn't recoup the budget domestically due to losing audience very quickly. It [[StarDerailingRole began]] the career derailment of Mike Myers (whose career was further damaged with ''Film/TheLoveGuru''), confined director Bo Welch in Hollywood Purgatory and then to the production designer job (both he and Myers were [[ScrewedByTheLawyers legally forced to do this film]]), and was widely panned by fans and critics for the huge amount of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar crap that went by]]. Creator/DrSeuss' estate responded by banning any further live-action adaptations of his works, which coincidentally got a sequel canceled by default. An animated remake is said to be in the pipeline.
* ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $82,102,379. Creator/HalleBerry quit the ''X-Men'' franchise to be in this film; rumor has it she crawled back to the producers for a part in ''X-Men 3'' for a substantially lower paycheck. Berry personally accepted her Razzie, stating [[SarcasmMode "It was just what my career needed."]] [[StarDerailingRole Said career had to fight its way back]], plus it managed to convince ''Franchise/JamesBond'' copyright holder EON Productions to euthanize a planned spinoff of their latest Bond film ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', which Berry was supposed to be in (they wound up rebooting the Bond franchise with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' anyway). ''Catwoman,'' along with ''Elektra'', also kept the superheroine genre barren after films like ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' made it that way, and it also ensured director "Pitof" would not helm another major project. This was DC's first film since 1997, and they would have to wait another year for ''Film/BatmanBegins'' to regain ground in the entertainment industry.
* ''The Caveman's Valentine'' (2001) -- Budget, Unknown, but beware.. Box office, $687,194.
* ''Film/CecilBDemented'' (2000) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $1,961,544. Part of a 2000/2001 slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate. John Waters also had to wait 4 years before attempting to write another screenplay.
* ''Film/ChainReaction'' (1996) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $21,226,204 (domestically), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $60,209,334 worldwide]]. Creator/MorganFreeman would not get another award-caliber role until ''Film/MillionDollarBaby'' in 2004.
* ''Film/ChairmanOfTheBoard'' (1998) -- Budget, $10 million (estimated). Box office, $181,233 (Ow). This is Carrot Top's only starring theatrical release.
* ''Film/TheChamber'' (1996) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $22,540,359.
* ''Film/AChangeOfSeasons'' (1980) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $7,270,000 (domestic).
* ''Charlotte Gray'' (2001) -- Budget, approximately $21.7 million (After conversion). Worldwide box office, $7 million. The movie's failure caused production studio Film4 to undergo massive changes, laying off most of its staff and replacing their head director.
* ''The Chaperone'' (2011) -- Budget, $3,000,000. Box office, this is real, $14,400. This movie foiled wrestler Triple H's attempt to get into filmmaking.
* ''Film/{{Chappie}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $49 million. Box office, $31,569,268 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $101,069,268 (worldwide)]]. Part of [[Film/{{Aloha}} a]] [[Film/{{Pixels}} string]] of 2015 flops for Sony.
* ''Film/ChasingLiberty'' (2004) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $12,313,323.
* ''Film/ChasingMavericks'' (2012) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $6,003,386.
* ''Film/{{Che}}!'' (1969) -- Budget, $5,160,000. Box office, $2.5 million (U.S. rentals). Producer and writers Sy Bartlett and Michael Wilson didn't do any more movies before their deaths at the end of the 70's, and it set late actor Robert Loggia's career back by 5 years.
** ''Film/{{Che}}'' (2008 attempt) -- Budget, $58 million. Box office, $40.9 million. This interpretation of Che Guevara's life was a two-part double feature, and the two parts together form a 4-hour long movie. While it did eventually turned a profit and got some good reviews, in the end, director Steven Soderbergh [[CreatorBacklash wishes he had never made this film.]] Writer Peter Buchman's career wound up in DevelopmentHell, and star Creator/BenicioDelToro, who was also a producer, produced only one other movie, ''The Wolfman'', to date.
* ''Film/{{Cheri}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $9,366,227.
* ''Film/{{Child 44}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $3,324,330.
* ''Film/ChillFactor'' (1999) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $11,263,966.
* ''The Choice'' (2016) -- Budget, $10 million. Box Office, $8,009,551 (so far).
* ''Christopher Columbus: The Discovery'' (1992) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $8,251,071. The CreatorBreakdown behind the scenes led to the split of the Salkind directing duo, who never did a film together again.
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' (2004) -- Budget, $105 million. Box office, $57,761,012 (domestic), $115,772,733 (worldwide).
* ''Film/CinderellaMan'' (2005) -- Budget, $88 million. Box office, $61,649,911 (domestic), $108,539,911 (worldwide).
* ''Film/CityByTheSea'' (2002) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $29,413,996.
* ''Film/CityHall'' (1996) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $20,340,204.
* ''Film/CityOfEmber'' (2008) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $17,929,684.
* ''Film/CityOfGhosts'' (2002) -- Budget, $17.5 million. Box office, $1.2 million.
* ''Film/CityOfJoy'' (1992) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $14,683,921.
* ''Film/CitySlickersIITheLegendOfCurlysGold'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $43,622,150.
* ''Film/TheClanOfTheCaveBear'' (1986) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $1,953,732.
* ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' (1963) -- Budget, $44 million. Box office, $57,777,778. However, Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox only got roughly half the film's box office take (the rest went to the theaters), and since $44 million was an exorbitant price tag in 1963's dollars (equivalent to $325.6 million today), they nearly went bankrupt and had to sell off parts of its huge backlot (which turned the remnants of the sold parts to what became known as Century City). ''Cleopatra''s TroubledProduction and ultimate failure were among the decisive moments in the UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem, and the film was considered ''the'' example of failure for decades afterwards, only turning a profit for the studio in the '90s thanks to VHS and DVD sales. It only took 30 years!
* ''Film/{{Clifford}}'' (1994) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $7,411,659.
* ''Film/CloudAtlas'' (2012) -- Budget, $102 million. Box office, $27,108,272 (domestically), $129,787,143 (worldwide). It didn't help that it received criticism from Asians (and Halle Berry) for the decision to have some of the actors, Berry included, play in {{Yellowface}}.
* ''Film/ClubParadise'' (1986) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $12,308,521 (domestic). Harold Ramis didn't direct again until ''Groundhog Day'' in 1993.
* ''Film/TheCobbler'' (2015) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, '''[[EpicFail $24,000]]'''. One of several major busts for Adam Sandler in 2015 alongside ''Pixels''.
* ''Film/CollateralDamage'' (2002) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $78,382,433.
* ''College'' (2008) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $6,265,483.
* ''Film/{{Colombiana}}'' (2011) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $36,665,854 (domestic), $60,965,854 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ColorOfNight'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $19,726,050. There was an exceptional amount of behind-the-scenes drama that engulfed both this movie's production crew and distributor Disney, who released it through Hollywood Pictures. Director Richard Rush and producer Andrew Vajna's headbutting lead to Rush suffering a heart attack that left him bedridden for four months. In addition, ''Color of Night'' was part of a particularly bad month for Disney (the next week saw the ugly exit of studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg after HE and mentor Michael Eisner had been involved in headbutting themselves along with the release of ''It's Pat'', which got pulled out of theaters immediately.)
* ''Film/TheCompany'' (2003) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $6,401,690. Got decent reviews, but that didn't stop Robert Altman taking a 3-year hiatus before what became his last film.
* ''Film/CompanyBusiness'' (1991) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $1,501,785.
* ''Film/CompanyMan'' (2000) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $146,193.
* ''Communion'' (1989) -- Budget, $5 million (Estimated). Box office, $1.9 million. Based on the controversial book by Whitley Strieber about a strange experience he had, Strieber lambasted the movie as 'making him look crazy'. It is the last theatrical film that director Phillippe Mora has done to date.
* ''[[Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011 Conan the Barbarian]]'' (2011) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $48,795,021.
* ''Film/{{Concussion}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $34,255,169 (domestic), $40,705,403 (worldwide). It did receive good reviews though.
* ''The Condemmed'' (2007) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $7,371,706 (domestic), $8,642,858 (worldwide). This film closed after 4 weeks and lost its makers $15,700,000.
* ''Film/ConnieAndCarla'' (2004) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $11,341,016.
* ''Film/TheConqueror'' (1956) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $9 million. This was the straw that broke RKO Radio Pictures's back after they lost the support of Samuel Goldwyn and Walt Disney a few years earlier, getting mocked for [[WTHCastingAgency casting John Wayne as Genghis Khan.]] ''The Conqueror'' [[StarDerailingRole derailed]] several careers, though Wayne wasn't one of them, and the filming location, which was downwind of a radioactive sight, may have killed several of the crew including Wayne (most of the people involved with the film died of cancer, which radiation can cause.)
* ''Film/TheContender'' (2000) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $17,872,723 (domestic), $22,361,811 (worldwide).
* ''Film/CoolAsIce'' (1991) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $1.1 million. Was seen as one of the factors of Vanilla Ice's popularity downfall.
* ''Film/CoolWorld'' (1992) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $14,110,589. Director Creator/RalphBakshi was so dismayed by the film's reception and ExecutiveMeddling (which included star Kim Basinger [[{{Bowdlerize}} bowdlerizing the movie]] to show for sick hospital children [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids even though that was not the intention of Bakshi]] '''at all''') that he eventually retired from filmmaking. ''Cool World'' was also one of a few flops in the early 90's that [[StarDerailingRole melted the A-list career of Basinger]], and film helmer Frank Mancuso's career was downgraded to B-level status ever since.
* ''Film/TheCore'' (2003) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $31,186,986 (domestic), $73,498,611 (worldwide). Critics joked about this film being extremely implausible in its science. Director Jon Amiel wouldn't helm another movie until the end of the decade, and star Aaron Eckhart views this movie as an OldShame.
* ''The Cotton Club'' (1984) -- Budget, $58 million. Box office, $25,928,721. Suffered an epically TroubledProduction, including the gangland-style execution of a would-be backer and a budget-skyrocketing war of egos between producer Robert Evans and director Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, both of whose careers were already in trouble from other box office disappointments.
* ''Film/TheCountryBears'' (2002) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $18,012,097.
* ''Cover'' (2007) -- Budget, Unknown. However, Box Office, $79,436.
* ''Film/TheCowboyWay'' (1994) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $20,280,016.
* ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'' (2011) -- Budget, $163 million. Box office, $100,240,551 (domestically), $174,822,325 (worldwide). This failure led the Walt Disney Studios to rethink their investment in their own western ''Film/TheLoneRanger'', but despite reports of them cancelling the film due to ''Cowboys and Aliens'' failing in theaters, Disney proceeded with production, and ''The Lone Ranger'' would bomb [[UpToEleven even harder]] than ''Cowboys and Aliens'', sending the science fiction/western genre [[GenreKiller to Mars]].
* ''Film/CradleWillRock'' (1999) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $2,903,404.
* ''Film/CrazyInAlabama'' (1999) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $2,005,840. This was the first of two attempts by Spanish sensation Creator/AntonioBanderas to create a directing career for himself, and the film starred his then-wife Melanie Griffith. This film's failure ended those dreams right away, and the only other directoral effort from Banderas is a Spanish-only film in 2006. This movie also did serious damage to the career of producer Debra Hill, since she didn't make another movie for 6 years, right before she died..
* ''Creation'' (2009) -- Budget, 10,000,000 British Pounds Sterling. Box office, 341,323 U.S. Dollars (domestic). This was the last movie that Jon Amiel directed, but he has fared well on television.
* ''Creature'' (2011) -- Budget, $3 million. Box office, $300,000. It was promptly jettisoned from theaters a week later.
* ''Crimewave'' (1986) -- Budget, $3 million. Box office, $5,101. Yes, you read that right. In America the movie was released to theaters in ''only two states'', Alaska and Kansas, in order to obtain quick television rights. Star BruceCampbell likes to say "The movie wasn't released, it escaped."
* ''Film/CrimsonPeak'' (2015) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $31,090,320 (domestic), $74,048,222 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Cristiada}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $9,622,846. This iced over director Dean Wright and writer Michael James Love's careers.
* ''Film/CryBaby'' (1990) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $8.2 million. Was almost [[CreatorKiller an end]] to Creator/JohnWaters' directing career (it DID lead to an end to Rachel Talalay's producing career for 7 years; the next film she produced, ''The Borrowers'', finished the job this film started).
* ''Film/ACryInTheDark'' (1988) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $6.9 million.
* ''Film/{{Curdled}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $2.3 million. Box office, $49,620.
* ''Film/{{Cursed|2005}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $29,621,722.
* ''Film/CutthroatIsland'' (1995) -- Budget, $98 million. Box office, $18,517,322. This film [[CreatorKiller bankrupted Carolco Pictures]] for 20 years, [[StarDerailingRole derailed Geena Davis' career]], her marriage with director Renny Harlin (whose career was also badly damaged), and [[GenreKiller destroyed the entire swashbuckling adventure genre]] (and it seems that any pirate movie without the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' name will be destined to fail; Carolco Pictures would be revived in 2015 by producer Alex Bafer).
* ''D.O.A.'' (1988) -- Budget, $29 million. Box office, $12 million.
* ''D-Tox'' (2002) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, about $12,000 (domestic, and there is no mistake), $6,337,141 (worldwide). This film [[StarDerailingRole derailed Sylvester Stallone's film career]], which was already damaged by the failures of ''Film/GetCarter'' and ''Film/{{Driven}}'' just a year ago. Also, the film only saw EXTREMELY limited release, the reason being that the test screenings were so bad that no distributor wanted the movie.
* ''Dangerous Game'' (1993) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, '''$23,671''' (domestic).
* ''Film/DantesPeak'' (1997) -- Budget, $116 million. Box office, $67,127,760 (domestic), $178,127,760 (worldwide).
* ''Film/DarkShadows'' (2012) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $79,727,149 (domestic), $245,527,149 (worldwide). Part of a string of flops for star Johnny Depp, and a bad misstep for famed director Creator/TimBurton.
* ''Film/DarlingLili'' (1970) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $3.25 million.
* ''The Day'' (2011) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $20,984. Another limited release by WWE, it lasted only 16 days.
* ''Film/{{Daylight}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $33,023,469 (domestically), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $159,212,469 (worldwide)]].
* ''Film/DeadRingers'' (1988) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $8,038,508.
* ''Film/{{Deadfall|1993}}'' (1993) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $18,369. (OMG).
* ''Dead Man Down'' (2013) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $18,074,539.
* ''Film/DeadlyFriend'' (1986) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $8,988,731.
* ''Film/DearGod'' (1996) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $7,138,523.
* ''Film/DeathToSmoochy'' (2002) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $8,382,938.
* ''Film/{{Deception}}'' (2008) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $17,741,298.
* ''Film/{{DEBS}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $3.5 million. Box office, look out, $97,446. The film was only released in 45 theaters, and closed after 21 days.
* ''Film/TheDeepEndOfTheOcean'' (1999) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $28,121,100.
* ''Film/DeepRising'' (1998) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $11,203,026.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Delgo}}'' (2008) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $915,840. No, that's not a typo. [[MedalOfDishonor It had one of the worst openings ever for a film playing in over 2,000 theaters]], [[EpicFail earning just $511,920 at 2,160 sites]].
* ''Film/{{Delirious}}'' (1991) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $5,546,826.
* ''Descent'' (2007) -- Budget, Unknown. However, box office, $15,233.
* ''Film/DesperateHours'' (1990) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $2,742,912. This was Michael Cimino's final theatrical film after two failed attempts to recover his fame from the fallout of ''Heaven's Gate''.
* ''Film/DesperateMeasures'' (1998) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $13,806,137.
* ''Film/DetroitRockCity'' (1999) -- Budget, $34 million. Box office, $4.2 million.
* ''Film/DeucesWild'' (2002) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $6,282,446.
* ''Film/TheDevilsDouble'' (2011) -- Budget, $19.1 million. Box office, $1,361,512.
* ''Film/TheDevilsOwn'' (1997) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $42,868,348 (domestically), $140,807,547 (worldwide). This served as the final film for director Alan J. Pakula, as he was killed in a car accident the next year after its release.
* ''Film/{{Diabolique}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $17,100,266. The second of 3 career-zapping bombs for Jeremiah Chechik, and the last film Marvin Worth produced before his death.
* ''Film/DidYouHearAboutTheMorgans'' (2009) -- Budget, $58 million. Box office, $29,580,087 (domestic), $85,280,250 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Diggstown}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $4,836,637.
* ''Film/TheDilemma'' (2011) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $69,721,966.
* ''Film/DirtyDancing: Havana Nights'' (2004) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $27.7 million. This movie got called out on its [[{{Sequelitis}} attempt]] to remake the original 80's film. Director Guy Ferland was sent down to the TV stage, and the producers and writers also saw their careers pushed into the background for several years. Finally, it was the semifinal film from Artisan Entertainment prior to being absorbed into Lionsgate (their previous film was Uwe Boll's ''House of the Dead'', and their next and last film was the 2004 adaptation of ''Film/ThePunisher'')
* ''Dirty Love'' (2005) -- Budget, $9 million. Box office, $36,099. This [[StarDerailingRole dirtied]] Jenny [=McCarthy=]'s cinematic career.
* ''Film/ADirtyShame'' (2004) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $1,339,668 (domestic), $1,914,166. This [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex very dirty]] movie's ugly box office returns and mixed reviews was cited by John Waters as to why he hasn't directed again.
* ''Film/DisasterMovie'' (2008) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $14,190,901 (domestic), $31,683,375 (worldwide). Considered to be the movie that started slowing the infamous Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg director duo.
* ''Disorganized Crime'' (1989) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $7 million.
* ''Film/DOADeadOrAlive'' (2006) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, $480,813 (domestic), $7,516,532 (worldwide). This movie only spent 3 weeks in the North American market before succumbing to the VideoGameMoviesSuck backlash.
* ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' (1967) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $6.2 million.
* ''Film/DoctorTAndTheWomen'' (2000) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $22,844,291. Part of a 2000/2001 slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate.
* ''Domestic Disturbance'' (2001) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $54,249,294. Director Harold Becker has not directed since this movie.
* ''Film/{{Domino}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $22,944,502.
* ''Film/{{Doom}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $55,987,321. When this intended Grand Premiere installment got gunned down by critics and the box office, the [[StillbornFranchise planned sequels were cast into the fire.]]
* ''Film/DoubleDragon'' (1994) -- Budget, $7.8 million. Box office, $2,341,309.
* ''Film/DoubleTeam'' (1997) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $11,438,337.
* ''Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'' (1995) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $3,039,634.
* ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt'' (1995) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $10,772,144. Where ''Life Stinks'' failed (since that was followed by ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', which despite negative reception was a moderate box office success), ''Dracula: Dead and Loving it'' [[CreatorKiller succeeded]] in ending Creator/MelBrooks' career after a previous record of notorious accomplishments, which started with ''Film/TheProducers''. He later found success in Broadway, notably stage versions of this film and ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''.
* ''Film/DragonballEvolution'' (2009) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $9,362,785 (domestic), $57,497,699 (worldwide). Hated by fans for being an InNameOnly adapation, it killed any chance of a live action film based on the sequel series, ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. The Dragon Ball franchise would later come back with the release of ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', and the 2013 ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' and its sequel ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF''.
* ''Film/{{Dragonfly}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $52,323,400.
* ''Film/{{Dragonslayer}}'' (1981) -- Budget, $18,000,000 (Estimated). Box office, $14,110,013. Walt Disney Productions produced this film alongside Paramount due to its more mature themes and the stereotype associated with Disney at the time. This film's creation and subsequent failure, along with several other films, would lead to the creation of Touchstone, which had released ''Film/{{Splash}}'' by the time Paramount executives Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg took Disney away from CEO Ron Miller.
* ''Film/{{Dreamcatcher}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $68 million. Box office, $33,715,436 (domestic), $75,715,436 (worldwide). The film's disappointing take prompted Creator/LawrenceKasdan to spend nine years without taking any more film credits.
* ''Film/DreamHouse'' (2011) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $38,502,340.
* ''Film/{{Driven}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $72 million. Box office, $54,744,738.
* ''Film/DropZone'' (1994) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $28,735,315.
* ''Film/DudleyDoRight'' (1999) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $9,974,410. Its failure along with that of the later released companion film ''[[Film/RockyAndBullwinkle The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle]]'' ultimately killed off plans for a ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'' LiveActionAdaptation. That project was later rebooted instead as a CGI adaptation at [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks Animation]], and ''that'' ended up underperforming as well (although unlike ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' and ''Dudley Do-Right'', it at least made back its budget). This and ''Film/BlastFromThePast'' also blasted director Hugh Wilson's career into the wall for 5 years.
* ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' (2000) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $33,807,409. This film had sequels, but they were sent straight to the home entertainment field; no other attempts to make a cinematic version of the famed RPG have materialized yet.
* ''Film/DunstonChecksIn'' (1996) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $9,871,066. Managed to send ideas of making movies with monkeys [[GenreKiller into the dumpster]] unless they are gorillas. It and ''Beautician And The Beast'' also left director Ken Kwapis's career lost in space until 2005.
* ''Film/{{Duplex}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $19,322,135.
* ''Film/{{Dutch}}'' (1991) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $4,603,929.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:E-F]]
* ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'' (1989) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $3,916,303.
* ''Ed'' (1996) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $6,280,000.
* ''Film/EdWood'' (1994) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $5.9 million. This was the first film directed by acclaimed director Creator/TimBurton to not do well at the box office. It's also the very last movie released while Jeffrey Katzenberg was still on distributor Disney's lot; he left the lot and ended his involvement with the studio the next day.
* ''Film/{{EdTV}}'' (1999) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $35,319,689.
* ''Film/EdgeOfDarkness'' (2010) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $43,313,890 (domestic), $81,124,129 (worldwide).
* ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' (2014) -- Budget, $178 million. Box office, $100,206,256 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $369,206,256 (worldwide)]].
* ''Eddie'' (1996) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $31,387,164. One of the movies that year, along with the infamous ''Film/TheodoreRex'', the highest budget film to be sent DirectToVideo, that [[StarDerailingRole derailed]] Whoopi Goldberg's cinematic career, but she has moved on to other avenues such as ''The View''.
* ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $24,409,722 (domestic), $56,681,556 (worldwide). This, along with ''Catwoman'', kept the superheroine genre barren after films like ''Supergirl'' made it that way, and ended the ''Daredevil'' Marvel movie series after just two films.
* ''Film/{{Elizabethtown}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $26,850,426 (domestic), $52,034,889 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ElviraMistressOfTheDark'' (1988) -- Budget, $7.5 million. Box office, $5,596,267. There wouldn't be another ''Elvira'' movie until 2001, and it blacked out director and ''Saturday Night Live'' producer James Signorelli's film career as well.
* ''Film/TheEndOfViolence'' (1997) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $386,673.
* ''Film/EndersGame'' (2013) -- Budget, $110 million. Box office, $61,737,191 (domestically), $125,537,191 (worldwide). The film suffered from poor marketing that couldn't really make clear [[UncertainAudience if the film was targeted to kids or adults]]. Had the misfortune of coming out[[note]]Huhuhuh... [[HehHehYouSaidX Coming out]]... [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Huhuh]].[[/note]] at a time when gay rights were a hot issue and when Creator/OrsonScottCard was known far and wide as a HeteronormativeCrusader (and, more specifically, a Mormon one, not even getting the support that the ''Series/DuckDynasty'' franchise did).
* ''Film/EnemyMine'' (1985) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $12,303,411.
* ''Film/{{Envy}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $14,581,765.
* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $5,359,645.
* ''Film/ErnestRidesAgain'' (1993) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $1.4 million. Was the last Ernest movie released theatrically.
* ''Film/EscapeFromLA'' (1996) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $25,477,365.
* ''Film/EscapePlan'' (2013) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $25,132,228 (domestic), $137,324,564 (worldwide).
* ''Film/EvanAlmighty'' (2007) -- Budget, $175 million. Box office, $100,462,298 (domestic), $173,418,781 (worldwide). Torpedoed the careers of director Tom Shadyac and writer Steve Oedekerk (Shadyac backed out of Hollywood while Oedekerk moved to children's programming), and crushed any ideas of continuing the "Almighty" film series after two movies.
* ''Eve of Destruction'' (1991) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $5,451,119.
* ''Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'' (1994) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $1,708,873. This was delayed out of 1993 thanks to a bad reception at the Toronto Film Festival, and could have derailed Uma Thurman's career completely had it not been for ''Pulp Fiction'' months later.
* ''Film/EventHorizon'' (1997) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $26,673,242.
* ''Film/AnEverlastingPiece'' (2000) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $75,228. (Blows raspberry).
* ''Film/{{Evolution}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $38,345,494 (domestic), $98,376,292 (worldwide).
* ''Excess Baggage'' (1997) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $14.5 million. Was supposed to be the first in a line of movies produced by Alicia Silverstone, but the movie's poor box office made it her only production credit. Both this film and the infamous ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' led to a quick end to Silverstone's stardom.
* ''Film/ExitToEden'' (1994) -- Budget, $25-30 million. Box office, $6,841,570.
* ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings'' (2014) -- Budget, $140 million. Box office, $65,014,513 (domestic), $267,281,036 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheExpendables3'' (2014) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $39,322,544 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $206,172,544 (worldwide).]] Unfortunately, the film got leaked online several weeks before release, which prompted a lawsuit against several piracy websites from Lionsgate. In addition to that and bad reviews, everyone in the U.S. was waiting in line for ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' and ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]''. Despite all this, a fourth installment in the Sylvester Stallone series is said to be in the works.
* ''Film/{{Explorers}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $9,873,044.
* ''Film/TheExpress'' (2008) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $9,808,124.
* ''Film/ExtremeMeasures'' (1996) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $17,380,126.
* ''Film/ExtremeOps'' (2002) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $10,959,475.
* ''Fair Game'' (1995) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $11,534,477. Was such a bomb that some of the crew (including director Andrew Sipes) [[CreatorKiller never worked on another movie again]].
* ''Film/{{Faithful}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $2,101,580.
* ''The Fall of The Roman Empire'' (1964) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $4.75 million. Comparisons with contemporary Roman epic ''Cleopatra'' are inevitable, although ''Fall'' had a substantially less TroubledProduction and was much more well-received by critics. Audiences, however, had lost interest in sword and sandal epics following ''Cleopatra'' (and, unlike ''Cleopatra'', ''Fall'' has largely faded into obscurity since its initial release in 1964). Producer Samuel Bronston and his studio [[CreatorKiller went broke]] when this film failed.
* ''The Fan'' (1981) -- Budget, $9 million. Box office, $3,082,096. Director Ed Bianchi didn't direct another theatrical film for another decade.
* ''Film/TheFan'' (1996) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $18,626,419.
* ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' (1940) -- Budget, $2,280,000. Box office, $361,800 (original theatrical release tally only). The outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII plus the cost of movie theaters having to install Disney's new "Fantasound" technology to properly show ''Fantasia'' hurt this film badly, and, along with ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' and ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'''s initial disappointing releases, a bitter strike, and WWII, defeated the dream of turning ''Fantasia'' into a concert/animation film series for decades and resulted in Walt Disney having to make package films for the remainder of the 40s until ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' brought animation back to mainstream. ''Fantasia'' has since been considered one of Walt's [[AcclaimedFlop best]], along with ''Pinocchio'' and ''Bambi''.
** ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'' (2000) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $90.9 million. It was announced around the same time as the ''Walt Disney Classics'' [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo VHS release]] of ''Fantasia'' and the premiere of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', and was a '''massive''' production that took [[DevelopmentHell 9 years]] to finish. Disney released the movie to celebrate the new millennium. The reasons for the low gross was Executive Producer Roy Disney's decision to release the film only in IMAX format, amongst other marketing moves such as building a temporary IMAX theater that cost $4,000,000 and having the show's orchestra tour the country. The IMAX-only showings severely reduced the potential box office gross due to the format still being in relative infancy, having less than 100 theaters in North America at the time. It became the highest grossing IMAX feature up to that point and helped further development of the format, but it still lost money due to this decision, even after it was released in regular theaters in the summer. All major features released in IMAX by Hollywood now have regular theater showings released simultaneously with the IMAX release.
* ''Theatre/TheFantasticks'' (2000) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $49,666.d
* ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fant4stic]]'' (2015) -- Budget, $120 million (not counting marketing costs), $200 million (counting them). Box office, $56,117,548 (domestically), $167,397,693 (worldwide). Fans and copyright holder Disney/Marvel were already annoyed at Fox's ill-fated attempt to hold on to the ''Fantastic Four'' franchise despite the middling performances of [[Film/FantasticFour2005 the 2005 film]] and its sequel ''[[Film/FantasticFour2005 Rise of the Silver Surfer]]''. The movie's TroubledProduction that saw director Josh Trank exhibit bad behavior that cost him a ''Star Wars'' directing job, Creator/MarvelComics seemingly doing everything in their power ''not'' to promote it (and this is a company that put '''''Film/HowardTheDuck''''' on their webpage and not this) and the evisceration by critics, fans, ''and'' moviegoers led this to be the worst-performing superhero-based movie since ''Film/TheGreenHornet''. [[EpicFail It didn't even win its opening weekend]], losing to ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'', which premiered a week prior. The next hit came when this movie's nuclear failure managed to morph Fox's entire fiscal year into a severe financial loss, crushing their plans for a sequel and derailing Trank's career, turning his name into instant SnarkBait as a latter-day Michael Cimino. It still remains to be seen what the full extent of the damage will be to both Fox and the ''Fantastic Four'' brand as a whole.
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'' (2009) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $21,002,919 (domestically), $46,471,023 (worldwide).
* ''Film/FarewellToTheKing'' (1989) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $2,420,917.
* ''[[Film/FathersDay1997 Fathers' Day]]'' (1997) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $35,681,080. Outside of an appearance in Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''Film/ABugsLife'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' star Julia-Louis Dreyfus wouldn't return to the big screen until The New 10's.
* ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' (1998) -- Budget, $18.5 million. Box office, $10.6 million.
* ''Film/FearDotCom'' (2002) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $18,902,905.
* ''Femme Fatale'' (2002) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $16.8 million.
* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' (1991) -- Budget, $9 million. Box office, $1,964,253. The film had the misfortune of languishing on a shelf for years, finished since 1987 but finally getting a release in 1991--on the same day as Disney's ''Beauty and the Beast'', with extra competition from Amblin's ''An American Tail: Fievel Goes West'' and Creator/DonBluth's ''Rock A Doodle''. All three films [[CurbStompBattle completely crushed the Felix movie at the box office.]]
* ''Fever Pitch'' (1985) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $618,847. This was the last movie that Richard Brooks directed before he died in the early 90's.
* ''Film/TheFifthEstate'' (2013) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $8,555,008.
* ''Film/TheFifthWave'' (2016) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $26,044,732 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $84,239,211 (worldwide).]]
* ''Filth And Wisdom'' (2008) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $354,628 (Yuck!).
* ''Film/FinalAnalysis'' (1992) -- Budget, $33 million. Box office, $28,590,665. One of a few flops in the early 90's that [[StarDerailingRole melted the A-list career of Kim Basinger.]]
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'' (2001) -- Budget, $135-167 million. Box office, $85,131,830. This film's failure led to the collapse of Square Pictures after only one film and delayed the merger of [[Creator/SquareEnix Squaresoft with Enix]]; the latter company was hesitant at merging with a company that had just lost a large amount of money in a high-profile manner. This film is also cited as the reason why the movie's director and the creator of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' series, Hironobu Sakaguchi, resigned from the firm and ended his involvement with the franchise, moving to Hawaii and starting a new developer (this film also wounded the careers of its writers). [[FranchiseOriginalSin Square has not enjoyed the level of dominance it once had prior to this film's release.]]
* ''Film/TheFinestHours'' (2016) -- Budget, $70-80 million. Box office, $25,910,138 (so far).
* ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'' (1983) -- Budget, $1.2 million. Box office, $760,883. This is a Creator/RalphBakshi film, so unsurprisingly, it became a CultClassic.
* ''Film/FireBirds'' (1990) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $14,760,451.
* ''Film/FireDownBelow'' (1997) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $16,228,448.
* ''Film/{{Firestorm}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $8,165,212.
* ''Film/FirstDaughter'' (2004) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $10,592,180.
* ''Film/FirstKnight'' (1995) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $37,600,435 (domestic), $127,600,435 (worldwide).
* ''Film/The5000FingersOfDrT'' (1953)--Budget $2.75 million. Box office, $1 million. A combination of the film's trouble production and horrible critical and financial reception scared Seuss out of the film industry for life (though he did later have some success in television).
* ''Film/FlagsOfOurFathers'' (2006) -- Budget $90 million. Box office, $33,602,376 (domestic), $65,900,249 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Flakes}}'' (2007) -- Box office, $778. No, that's ''not'' a typo. Flakes was only open in '''one''' theater, and closed after '''nine''' days. Unsurprisingly, this is director Michael Lehmann's final theatrical work.
* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $27,107,960.
* ''Film/{{Fled}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $17,193,231.
* ''Film/FlightOfTheIntruder'' (1991) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $14,587,732.
* ''[[Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004 Flight of the Phoenix]]'' (2004) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $34,586,264.
* ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas'' (2000) -- Budget, $83 million. Box office, $59,468,275. Had the misfortune of going through DevelopmentHell that resulted in the [[Film/TheFlintstones original film]]'s cast leaving and the crew having to restart from scratch. Releasing it at a time when Creator/HannaBarbera cartoons had long lost the public's interest didn't help anything. The only Hanna-Barbera-related film released since then (excepting ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' and ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'') is the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/YogiBear''.
* ''Film/{{Flyboys}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $17,834,865.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $45 million (others say $65 million). Box office, $73,706 (cue Wipeout scream). Its decade-long DevelopmentHell (which included someone stealing the discs with completed animation and footage), and controversies over its rampant product placements doomed the film from the beginning; it was mostly released DirectToVideo, and one of the production companies behind it, Threshold Entertainment, who mostly does theme park attractions, has yet to announce another cinematic project (it also [[CreatorKiller more or less spoiled the theatrical careers]] of producer/director Lawrence Kasanoff and writer Sean Catherine Derek).
* ''Film/ForLoveOrMoney'' (1993) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $11,146,270.
* ''Film/ForLoveOfTheGame'' (1999) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $46.1 million.
* ''For the Boys'' (1991) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $23,202,444. It didn't help that the whole world was waiting in line to see ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' that same day.
* ''Film/TheFourFeathers'' (2002) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $29,882,645.
* ''Film/FourHorsemenOfTheApocalypse'' (1962) -- Budget, $7.1 million. Box office, $4.1 million. By modern inflation rates, that's over $22 million in losses. This film's failure was part of what caused MGM's financial issues in the early sixties, and what eventually led to an overhaul in staff, including then-president Joseph Vogel getting replaced by Robert O'Brien.
* ''Film/FourRooms'' (1995) -- Budget, $4 million. Box office, $4,257,354.
* ''Film/TheFourthWar'' (1990) -- Budget, $14.5 million. Box office, $1,305,887.
* ''Film/FrankensteinUnbound'' (1990) -- Budget, $11.5 million. Box office, $334,748.
* ''Film/{{Freaked}}'' (1993) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $29,296.
* ''Film/FreddyGotFingered'' (2001) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $14.3 million. This infamous film was ruthlessly panned by critics for its [[{{Squick}} take]] [[BestialityIsDepraved on]] [[BloodyHilarious comedy]] [[BlackComedyRape scenes.]] The film itself was edited down to get an R rating, and ''[[Series/SiskelAndEbert Ebert & Roeper's]]'' comments basically said that it STILL should have received an NC-17 despite the edits (Ebert accused the MPAA of being "morally adrift" and added the movie to his [[Main/RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated film list later]]). ''Freddy Got Fingered'' murdered Tom Green's theatrical career before it could get started. The film DID sell well on DVD, however.
* ''Film/{{Freedomland}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $37.7 million. Box office, $14,655,626.
* ''Film/{{Freejack}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $17,129,026.
* ''From Justin to Kelly'' (2003) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $4.9 million. Aside from [[StarDerailingRole just about killing Justin Guarini's reputation]], the film's failure ensured the impossibility of future ''Series/AmericanIdol'' movies.
* ''From the Hip'' (1987) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $9,518,342.
* ''Film/FromParisWithLove'' (2010) -- Budget, $52 million. Box office, $24,077,427 (domestic), $52,826,594 (worldwide).
* ''Film/FrozenAssets'' (1992) -- Budget, Unknown, but... Box office, $376,008 (domestic).
* ''Film/FunSize'' (2012) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $10.9 million. The lowest-grossing movie released by Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} so far.
* ''Film/FunnyPeople'' (2009) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $71,585,235.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:G-H]]
* ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'' (1987) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $1,576,615. Parental protests over the film's RefugeInVulgarity [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids after it received a PG rating]] led to it being pulled from theaters within weeks of its release. The notorious film became an instant OldShame for prolific voice actor Creator/JimCummings, who voiced one of the kids, and [[StarDerailingRole trashed the careers of songwriter Anthony Newley]] [[CreatorKiller and director Rod Amateau,]] as Newley never appeared in another theatrically released film, and Amateau only worked on one more film, 1988's ''Film/{{Sunset}}'', before disappearing from the entertainment industry completely. [[FranchiseKiller The movie also killed mainstream interest in the trading card game that the film was based on]] until ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner, who is now the copyright holder of said card game, announced a reboot in 2012, only to cancel it in 2013.
* ''Film/GeronimoAnAmericanLegend'' (1993) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $18,635,620.
* ''Film/GetCarter'' (2000) -- Budget, $63.6 million. Box office, $19,412,993.
* ''Film/{{Getaway}}'' (2013) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $10,501,938. This is the third and most recent film on director Courtney Solomon's resume, and he has no directing credits past this point.
* ''Film/GettingEvenWithDad'' (1994) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $18,869,594. Coming out the same weekend as ''Disney/TheLionKing'' didn't help either. Along with ''Film/RichieRich'' and ''Film/ThePagemaster'', one of three Creator/MacaulayCulkin films that performed poorly at the box office that year. He did not appear in another feature film until 2003.
* ''Film/GhostDad'' (1990) -- Budget unknown. Box office, $25,421,633. Fresh off ''Film/LeonardPart6'', apparently Creator/BillCosby decided to give the big screen one more try...in a movie where he plays a widower who apparently dies, realizes he hadn't arranged for life insurance for his kids and tries to close a deal to secure money to provide for them. The movie would get disastrous reviews, end any hope of Cosby having a film career and [[CreatorKiller marked the final directing job]] for Creator/SidneyPoitier.
* ''Film/GhostsOfMars'' (2001) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $14,010,832.
* ''Film/GhostsOfMississippi'' (1996) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $13,323,411.
* ''Film/GhostRiderSpiritOfVengeance'' (2012) -- Budget, $57 million. Box office, $51,774,002 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $132,563,930 (worldwide)]]. While it was able to somewhat recuperate its budget, it's worldwide gross is less than half of what the first Film/GhostRider movie made worldwide. Because of the movie's failure, the film rights for ComicBook/GhostRider were regained by Marvel.
* ''Film/{{Gigli}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $5474 million. Box office, $7,266,209. Suffered from ExecutiveMeddling that shifted the focus from the crime-comedy elements to the "Creator/{{Ben|Affleck}}[[Music/JenniferLopez nifer]]" romance; it also [[StarDerailingRole derailed their movie careers for a while]] along with derailing their relationship AND director Martin Brest's career.
* ''Film/TheGingerbreadMan'' (1998) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $1,677,131.
* ''Girl 6'' (1996) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $4,939,939.
* ''Film/TheGlimmerMan'' (1996) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $20,351,264.
* ''Film/{{Glitter}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $5,271,666. This film's failure, along with that of the accompanying soundtrack album, sent Music/MariahCarey's career [[StarDerailingRole into recession]] for several years. Being released the weekend after 9/11 (in what was already [[DumpMonths a traditionally poor month]]) couldn't have helped either.
* ''Film/{{Gloria}}'' (1999) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $4,197,729.
* ''Film/GodsAndGenerals'' (2003) -- Budget, $56 million. Box office, $12,923,936.
* ''Film/{{Godzilla|1985}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office, $4,116,395. With the exception of the 1998 American version, ''Godzilla'' wouldn't return to American theaters until 2000.
* ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' (2007) -- Budget, $180 million. Box office, $70 million (domestically), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $372,234,864 (internationally)]]. Unfortunately, Creator/NewLineCinema had sold off the international distribution rights in order to raise enough money for the film's production, meaning that they only got the domestic gross, and never saw a penny of the international box office. As a result, [[CreatorKiller New Line was absorbed into]] Creator/WarnerBros soon after. [[StillbornFranchise Plans for the remainder of the book series eventually disappeared.]]
* ''Film/GoneFishin'' (1997) -- Budget, $53 million. Box office, $19,736,932. A tremendously TroubledProduction, the movie suffered various delays, confused marketing (Disney couldn't entirely figure out whether to market it to older kids or adults), and a stuntwoman's death during filming. Disney sent it out to die against ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', and director Christopher Cain didn't work on another theatrical film until his most recent project, ''September Dawn'', ten years later.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' (2015) -- Budget, $200 million. Box office, $120,669,653 (domestic), $304,969,653 (worldwide). This Creator/{{Pixar}} film suffered from rampant [[ExecutiveMeddling micromanagement at Disney]]. The story went through dozens of rewrites, film staff departures, and eventually the entire voice cast got replaced after all of their parts had been recorded. The film was dumped for the Thanksgiving weekend, opening at a weak $39 million and behind ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay Part 2'', then any chance of the film making a profit domestically was dashed with the release of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' just a month later, making it Pixar's first-ever box office bomb in its history.
* ''Film/TheGoodGerman'' (2006) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $5,914,908.
* ''Film/AGoodManInAfrica'' (1994) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $2,308,390.
* ''Film/TheGoodShepherd'' (2006) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $59,952,835 (domestic), $99,480,480 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheGoodThief'' (2003) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $6,460,758.
* ''Film/GoodTimes'' (1967) -- Budget, $1,115,000. Box office, $600,000 (rentals, domestic), $800,000 (worldwide). This was sold to distributor Columbia prior to showtime, which earned producer Steve Broidy a profit despite being a failure. ABC wasn't so lucky to the tune of $1,050,000.
* ''Film/AGoodYear'' (2006) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $7,459,300 (domestic), $42,064,105 (worldwide).
* ''Film/GoodbyeLover'' (1999) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $1,940,299.
* ''Graffiti Bridge'' (1990) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $4.2 million. The film killed off any hope of Prince appearing on the big screen ever again. Also probably one of the turning points which became the foundation for Prince's feud with Warner Bros. in the mid-90s.
* ''Film/{{Grease 2}}'' (1982) -- Budget, $11.3 million. Box office, $15.1 million. The film's failure [[FranchiseKiller killed off plans for a third movie]].
* ''Film/TheGreatRaid'' (2005) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $10,769,311.
* ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'' (1965) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, less than $8 million by 1983, $15,473,333 (current total). This film's flopping, due in no small part to a long length, discouraged any more biblical epics for a while, and it sadly sent the careers of producer/director George Stevens and actress Dorothy [=McGuire=] [[CreatorKiller to Hell.]] [=McGurie=]'s career took a hiatus for six years, and Stevens only made one more film in 1970.
* ''Film/GreenLantern'' (2011) -- Budget, $225 million (plus another $100 million for marketing). Box office, $219,851,172. Creator/WarnerBros wanted this to be their big new superhero trilogy, but combined with generally negative reviews and poor box office numbers, this appears to be a StillbornFranchise (though there are still plans to have Green Lantern in the ''Film/JusticeLeague'' film, when and if it ever gets made). It also sent director Martin Campbell's career into a pit for years; he has mostly focused on TV, and it would be four years before he got attached to another cinematic project, when he was tapped for a Creator/JackieChan[=/=]Creator/PierceBrosnan project (Campbell's the man responsible for Brosnan's Grand Premiere ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'', along with Creator/DanielCraig's Grand Premiere Bond film, ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'').
* ''Film/GreenZone'' (2010) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $94,882,549.
* ''Film/GreyOwl'' (1999) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $632,617. (Wow).
* ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $67 million. Box office, $25,422,088. A rare film in that it was [[Film/{{Machete}} outperformed by]] [[Film/HoboWithAShotgun its spinoffs]].
* ''Film/GrudgeMatch'' (2013) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $29,807,260 (domestic), $44,907,260 (worldwide).
* ''[[Film/GulliversTravels2010 Gulliver's Travels]]'' (2010) -- Budget, $112 million. Box office, $42,779,261 (domestically), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $237,382,724 (worldwide)]] and really put a dent in Creator/JackBlack's mainstream career.
* ''Film/TheGunInBettyLousHandbag'' (1992) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $3,721,911.
* ''Film/TheGunman'' (2015) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $10,664,749.
* ''Film/{{Hackers}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $7,563,728.
* ''Film/HalfPastDead'' (2002) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $19,233,280. Yet another deadly whack to Steven Seagal's fading career, and the most severe one yet. Seagal would not star in another major movie until 2010's ''Film/{{Machete}},'' and ''Half Past Dead's'' failure sentenced the sequel, which did not feature Steven Seagal, to Direct-to-DVD.
* ''Film/HangingUp'' (2000) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $51,880,044. The film served as Creator/WalterMatthau's last feature, as he died a few months after its release.
* ''Film/TheHappiestMillionaire'' (1967) -- Budget '''and''' Box office, $5 million. Would have lost money for marketing expenses. This is the final movie Walt Disney was personally involved in.
* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeetTwo'' (2011) -- Budget, $135 million. Box office, $64,006,466 (domestic), $150,406,466 (worldwide). This lost Warner $40 million and convinced them to put director Creator/GeorgeMiller's Dr. D studio on ice in favor of reopening the in-house animation department they closed following ''Looney Tunes: Back in Action'', which led to ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie''. This also convinced Miller himself to refocus on his bigger ''[[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Mad Max]]'' project and stop with family movies, which led to that movie being a triumphant return to heavy action for Miller after 3 decades.
* ''Film/HardRain'' (1998) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $19,870,567.
* ''Film/HarlemNights'' (1989) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $60,864,870 (domestic), $95,900,000 (worldwide). This was a decent gross, but Creator/{{Paramount}} still considered it a box office bomb due to the movie only grossing half the money Creator/EddieMurphy's previous films made, as well as opening the same day as Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid.'' In a grim addition, several theaters in Detroit and California became settings for a few shootings [[note]] much like the ones in 2012 for ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' in Aurora, Colorado and several more in 2015 at showings of ''Film/{{Trainwreck}}'' and ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' around the time Aurora shooter James Holmes was convicted [[/note]] that resulted in the AMC theater chain banning any further ''Harlem Nights'' showings and a riot to erupt in Richmond following the shooting death of Marcel Thompson, 27, when that showing was canned. This whole mess knocked Eddie Murphy into the B list of stars until ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' in 1996.
* ''Film/HarleyDavidsonAndTheMarlboroMan'' (1991) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $7,018,525.
* ''Film/HarryBrown'' (2010) -- Budget, $7.3 million. Box office, $1,818,681 (domestic), $10,329,747 (worldwide).
* ''Harry & Son'' (1984) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $4,864,980. Paul Newman didn't assume a producer's role for another 20 years. It was also a '''live-action''' StarDerailingRole for Robby Benson, who instead became known for being the voice of the Beast in Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' 7 years later.
* ''Hart's War'' (2002) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $33,076,815.
* ''Haunted Honeymoon'' (1986) -- Budget, $13 million, Box office, $8,033,397. This was Gilda Radner's final film role before her death in 1989, and it started the short string of movies that led to the complete crash of her husband Gene Wilder's film career (it's also the last time he took the director's megaphone).
* ''Film/{{Havana}}'' (1990) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $9,243,140. This film's failure served as the final collaboration between star Creator/RobertRedford and director Creator/SydneyPollack.
* ''Film/{{Heartbeeps}}'' (1981) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $2.1 million. The film's failure killed any chances of Andy Kaufman doing a Tony Clifton movie. ''Heartbeeps'', along with the financial underscores of ''Film/PenniesFromHeaven'' and ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'', junked Bernadette Peters's movie career as well. She wouldn't be in another movie until 1989.
* ''Film/{{Heathers}}'' (1989) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office, $1,108,462.
* ''Film/HeavenAndEarth'' (1993) -- Budget, $33 million. Box office, $5,864,949.
* ''Film/HeavensGate'' (1980) -- Budget, $44 million. Box office, $3,484,331. This film's failure led to [[CreatorKiller the bankruptcy of United Artists, the ruination of director Michael Cimino's career]] and (along with other flops) [[GenreKiller the end of]] [[UsefulNotes/NewHollywood the auteur period in Hollywood]], and became a byword for box office disasters.
* ''Film/HeavensPrisoners'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $5,009,305. This sent screenwriter Harley Fenton's career to Heaven for a few years.
* ''Film/{{Heist}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $39 million. Box office, $28,510,652.
* ''Heist'' (2015) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $50,136. Got a handful of poisonous reviews and only got a limited release in theaters, otherwise coming directly to video-on-demand.
* ''[[Film/AccidentalHero Hero]]'' (1992) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $19,507,345 (domestically), $66,507,345 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Hesher}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $382,946.
* ''Film/{{Hidalgo}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $40 million (not counting marketing costs), $100 million (counting them). Box office, $67,303,450 (domestic), $108,103,450 (worldwide). One of a handful of flops in 2004 that ultimately helped end Disney CEO Michael Eisner's long run at the company, and a rather bad setback to the career of director Joe Johnston. It would be 6 years before Johnston's next film, ''Film/{{Wolfman}}'', which would also bomb, but he would fully bounce back with ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', a SpiritualSuccessor to his earlier film ''Film/TheRocketeer'', in 2011.
* ''Film/HighHeelsAndLowLifes'' (2001) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $228,194.
* ''Film/HighSpirits'' (1988) -- Budget, $15.5 million. Box office, $8,578,231.
* ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (1986) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $12.9 million. This movie became a CultClassic in Europe, which led to...
** ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'' (1991) -- Budget, $30 million (not counting marketing costs), $34 million (counting them). Box office, $15,556,340. A notorious critical and commercial flop, noted especially for its TroubledProduction and ExecutiveMeddling. This didn't stop a third film from being made, which was...
*** ''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' [[note]] Also known as ''Highlander III: The Final Dimension'' and ''Highlander III: The Final Conflict'' [[/note]] (1994) -- Budget, $26,000,000. Box Office, $12,308,080. This installment DID get a better reception, but not by much. The series continued 6 years later with...
*** ''Film/HighlanderEndgame'' (2000) -- Budget, $15-$25 million. Box office, $15,843,608. After this movie, the fifth installment, ''Film/HighlanderTheSource'', which came out in 2007, never saw the inside of a cinema, instead premiering on the Sci-Fi Channel.
* ''Film/HitmanAgent47'' (2015) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $22.5 million (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $82.3 million (worldwide)]]. A failed attempt by Fox to try to offset any radiation from the nuclear fallout of ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fant4stic]]'''s critical and financial implosion in the domestic market. It did fare better overseas, though.
* ''Film/TheHoax'' (2007) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,772,461.
* ''Film/{{Hoffa}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $29,302,121.
* ''Film/HollywoodHomicide'' (2003) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $51,142,659.
* ''Holy Man'' (1998) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $12,069,719.
* ''Film/HomeMovies'' (1980) -- Budget, $400,000. Box office, $89,134.
* ''Film/AHomeOfOurOwn'' (1993) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $1,677,807.
* ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'' (2004) -- Budget, $110 million. Box office, $103,951,461. One of a handful of flops in 2004 that ultimately helped end Disney CEO Michael Eisner's long run at the company, and this one is considered by many to be the finishing blow for the post-Golden Age era called UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, as Disney abandoned its traditional animation department after the film failed, opening the floodgates to UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation where CGI animated media began taking over the mainstream. It also [[CreatorKiller impounded]] the careers of director Will Finn and John Sanford; Finn mostly stuck to DirectToVideo media and didn't direct again until 2013, and Sanford didn't appear again at all until [=DreamWorks=]'s second ''Dragons'' cartoon in 2015.
* ''Film/TheHoneymooners'' (2005) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $13,183,426.
* ''Honky Tonk Freeway'' (1981) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $2,004,742. This movie was ejected from theaters after only one week. Accusations of stereotyping of American culture and the revelation that the film was funded through a tax avoidance scheme, courtesy of the executive producer, didn't seem to help matters. Many also agree that the film began the erosion of music label EMI's film studio, though some argue that ''Can't Stop the Music'' played an earlier role as well.
* ''Hoodlum'' (1997) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $23,461,013. Director Bill Duke didn't do another theatrically released film for 10 years.
* ''WesternAnimation/HoodwinkedToHoodVsEvil'' (2011) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $16,960,968.
* ''Film/{{Hoot}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $8,224,998.
* ''The Horse In The Gray Flannel Suit'' (1968) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $3.3 million.
* ''Hot Pursuit'' (2015) -- Budget, $35,000,000. Box office, $45,680,201. Lost more than $12,000,000.
* ''Film/HotRod'' (2007) -- Budget, $25.3 million. Box office, $14.3 million.
* ''Hot To Trot'' (1988) -- Budget, $9 million. Box office, $6,436,211. Director Michael Dinner's first and final major movie (he's stuck to television since with one exception), a theatrical StarDerailingRole for noted comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (it also became an OldShame for him when he got a copy of the script in 2011), and a severe halter to entertainment featuring talking horses.
* ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine2'' (2015) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $12.8-13.1 million. This case of {{Sequelitis}} has likely [[FranchiseKiller drained out the]] ''Hot Tub Time Machine'' movies after two pictures.
* ''Film/TheHottieAndTheNottie'' (2008) -- Budget, $9,000,000. Box office, $1,596,232. A stillborn attempt to make Paris Hilton a movie star.
* ''Film/{{Hounddog}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $131,961. The film was intended to be a break into more adult material for star Creator/DakotaFanning; its failure delayed this by a couple of years. Most notable for the controversy over a rape scene involving Fanning's character, and the subsequent dismissal by critics of said scene as being pure {{Narm}}.
* ''House Of D'' (2005) -- Budget, $6,000,000. Box office, $388,532. This is the only time Creator/DavidDuchovny attempted to direct and write.
* ''Film/HouseOfTheDead'' (2003) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $13,818,181. This was infamous director Creator/UweBoll's first major American video game film, and he, to the surprise of many a person), [[CreatorBacklash hates this movie and its screenplay, considering it to be the worst film he's done]]; the sequel, which went straight to cable, brought back the person who wrote that screenplay but Boll did not get involved at all with that film (said screenwriter, Mark Altman, never got involved with another film that wasn't low-budget or DirectToVideo). It's also the third-to-last movie from producer/distributor Artisan Entertainment before they were swallowed by Lionsgate.
* ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $6,265,311.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfYes'' (1997) -- Budget, $1,500,000. Box office, $626,057. Producer Robert Berger's cinematic career is virtually nonexistent past this film.
* ''Film/TheHouseOnCarrollStreet'' (1988) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $459,824.
* ''Film/HowardTheDuck'' (1986) -- Budget, $37 million. Box office, $37,962,774. Allegedly, two Creator/{{Universal}} executives [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor got into a fistfight]] while arguing over who was to blame for greenlighting the film; both of them deny this. Company president Frank Price's resignation, meanwhile, has been directly attributed to this same movie with the headline ""Duck" Cooks Price's Goose" (Price would resurface at his other major home, Columbia, a little while later). It is also a CareerKiller for husband-and-wife team Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz and is one of the few productions Creator/GeorgeLucas has ever admitted [[OldShame regret over]]. And to top it off, this notorious film, along with issues from [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck Disney,]] kicked Howard The Duck into the bottom bracket of Creator/{{Marvel}}'s comic book superstars for the next 30 years. Thankfully, a combination of a buyout by Disney (meaning no more legal snags between the two ducks), a cameo in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', and a new Howard comic series may mean a turnaround for the duck at last.
* ''How Do You Know'' (2010) -- Budget, $120 million. Box office, $48,668,907.
* ''Film/HowToLoseFriendsAndAlienatePeople'' (2008) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $19,151,797.
* ''Film/HudsonHawk'' (1991) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $17,218,080. Numerous reports on the film's TroubledProduction place the blame on Creator/BruceWillis letting his ego run rampant, causing multiple re-shoots and editing wars.
* ''Film/TheHudsuckerProxy'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $2,816,518.
* ''Film/{{Hugo}}'' (2011) -- Budget, $156 million (not counting marketing costs), $190 million (counting them). Box office, $185,770,160.
* ''Film/TheHumanCentipede 3 (Final Sequence)'' (2015) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $14,562. Any ideas of more sequences in the ''Human Centipede'' movie series are unlikely after this attempt.
* ''Film/TheHumanStain'' (2003) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $24,863,804.
* ''Film/TheHunted'' (2003) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $45,496,534.
* ''Film/TheHunters'' (1958) -- Budget, $2,440,000. Box office, $2.1 million. This movie killed off Dick Powell's directing career, though he remained an executive until he died from cancer that he may have received from filming ''The Conqueror'' a few years later. He also ended his relationship with Fox.
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* ''Film/IFrankenstein'' (2014) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $19,075,290 (domestic), $71,154,592 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ISpy'' (2002) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $50,732,945. One of three flops in 2002 that severely impacted Creator/EddieMurphy's career.
* ''Film/TheIdentical'' (2014) -- Budget, $16 million (not counting marketing costs), $32 million (counting them). Box office, $2,747,075.
* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $495,303. It has been widely speculated that 20th Century Fox deliberately sabotaged the film's release and marketing (giving it a limited release and no advertising), partly because of all the {{Take That}}s the film gives to its parent company's [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel news division]], and partly to avoid angering all the companies that had ProductPlacement in this movie.
* ''Film/IllBeHomeForChristmas'' (1998) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $12,214,338.
* ''Film/IllDoAnything'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $10,424,645.
* ''Film/IllegallyYours'' (1988) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $259,019. (Wow).
* ''Film/ImagineThat'' (2009) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $22,985,194.
* ''Film/{{Impostor}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $8,145,541.
* ''Film/InCountry'' (1989) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $3,531,791.
* ''In Secret'' (2013, 2014) -- $2 million. Box office, this is no secret, $444,179.
* ''Film/TheInterview'' (2014) -- Budget, $42-44 million. Box office, $6,105,175 (domestic), $11,305,175 (worldwide). Largely due to almost all cinema chains refusing to show the film following terrorist threats and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Pictures_Entertainment_hack the massive Sony hack that forced leader Amy Pascal's resignation]]. The film only played at roughly 300 screens in the US. However, the film was released for digital download and video-on-demand, where it earned close to $40 million. Sony expects to break even on the film, while others speculate they could still lose as much as $30 million on the film due to the high marketing costs and poor box office performance.
* ''Film/InTheHeartOfTheSea'' (2015) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $24.5 million (domestic), $90.1 million (worldwide).
* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing'' (2007) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $13,097,915.
* ''Inchon'' (1982) -- Budget, $46 million. Box office, $5,200,986. In 1995, it made the Guinness Book of World Records as "[[MedalOfDishonor the biggest money-loser in history]]," later to be surpassed by the aforementioned ''Cutthroat Island''. This notorious movie has never been released on a home entertainment format and shot down director Terence Young's career.
* ''Film/TheIndianInTheCupboard'' (1995) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $35,656,131.
* ''Film/{{Inkheart}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $17,303,424 (domestically), $62,450,361 (worldwide).
* ''The In Crowd'' (2000) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $5,280,035.
* ''The In-Laws'' (2003) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $26,891,849.
* ''Instinct'' (1999) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $34,105,207.
* ''Intersection'' (1994) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $21.3 million. Director Mark Rydell wouldn't direct another theatrical film for twelve years.
* ''Film/{{Intolerance}}'' (1916) -- Budget, $2.5 million, Box office, under $100,000. Despite tremendous reviews, this now-classic film went down in history as the first big detonation to hit Hollywood, and was a shock to the nascent industry. It single-handedly sunk D.W. Griffith's production company, Triangle Films, and ruined both his career and his personal life. The film's failure was due in part to its length (over five hours in the original cut), its then innovative techniques (which confused the audiences), and poor timing - it was an anti-war film that came out just as the US population was growing in favor of entering WorldWarOne.
* ''Film/IntoTheBlue'' (2005) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $44,434,439.
* ''Into The Sun'' (2005) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $175,563. [[note]] It's possible this got a limited release before bad reception sent it straight to DVD. [[/note]]
* ''Film/InvadersFromMars'' (1986) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $4.9 million (domestic).
* ''Film/TheInvasion'' (2007) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $40,170,558.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' (1999) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $31,333,917. Despite [[AcclaimedFlop exceptional reviews and a 97% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes,]] ''The Iron Giant'' tanked at the box office, and was part of a small series of bombs for Warner Bros. that eventually led to ''[[CreatorKiller Looney Tunes:]] [[FranchiseKiller Back in Action.]]'' Unsurprisingly, it was VindicatedByCable and home video, and is considered a major step for Creator/BradBird's career.
* ''Film/{{Ironweed}}'' (1987) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $7,393,346.
* ''Film/{{Ishtar}}'' (1987) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $14,375,181. Its failure, along with that of other films such as ''The Adventures of Baron Munchausen'' and ''Leonard Part 6'', led to Coca-Cola leaving the film business, selling off Creator/ColumbiaPictures to Creator/{{Sony}}, who also had Creator/TristarPictures. In addition, the troubled film ensured that director Elaine May would not take another movie credit for 9 years, and she hasn't had a directing job since.
* ''The Island'' (1980) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $15.7 million.
* ''Film/TheIsland'' (2005) -- Budget, $126 million. Box office, $35,818,913 (domestically), $162,949,164 (worldwide).
* ''[[Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau The Island of Dr. Moreau]]'' (1996) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $27,663,982 (domestic), $49,627,779 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ItsPat'' (1994) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $60,822. The reason for the low gross was that the movie only saw release in '''three''' cities, and was ripped out of theaters after its opening weekend. ''It's Pat'', along with ''Stuart Saves His Family'', began the DorkAge of movies based off of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketches. As an added final bonus, ''It's Pat'' was released two days after studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg's [[RageQuit well publicized and acrimonious firing]] from Disney, who distributed this film through Touchstone.
* ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' (1946) -- Budget, $3.18 million. Box office, $3.3 million. When this film was originally released, it cost RKO Radio Pictures $525,000 and forced director Frank Capra to sell his production company to Paramount. This film is now considered one of [[AcclaimedFlop Capra's masterpieces,]] and won a Technical Achievement Oscar.
* ''[[Film/JackFrost1998 Jack Frost]]'' (1998) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $34.5 million (domestic). A StarDerailingRole for lead Creator/MichaelKeaton, who was frozen into the B list of movie stars until ''Film/{{Birdman}}'' in 2014.
* ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'' (2013) -- Budget, $195 million (production alone), $295 million (marketing included). Box office, $65,039,498 (domestically), $197,539,498 (worldwide). This movie did horribly enough that Hollywood is reconsidering its trend of DarkerAndEdgier FairyTale {{Remake}}s. The success of Disney's film adaptation of ''Film/IntoTheWoods'', however, may help the genre's chances.
* ''Film/{{Jade}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $9,851,610. This film and ''Kiss of Death'' from earlier that year marked a stillborn attempt to make David Caruso a movie star after suddenly leaving ''NYPDBlue'', and he faded from public view before coming back with ''Series/CSIMiami''. One of two films that year that thrashed Joe Eszterhas's career, the other being ''Showgirls'', and ''Burn Hollywood Burn'' would give him his third and final strike 3 years later.
* ''Film/JakobTheLiar'' (1999) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $4.9 million.
* ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' (1996) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $28,946,127. This did not succeed for Disney and Creator/TimBurton despite [[AcclaimedFlop critical acclaim]] and ApprovalOfGod from Roald Dahl's widow. As a result, not many stop-motion features have been made since, and Disney dropped advertising on this film.
* ''Film/JaneGotAGun'' (2016) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $835,572 (so far).
* ''Film/JawsTheRevenge'' (1987) -- Budget, $20 million (not counting marketing costs), $23 million (counting them). Box office, $20,763,013 (domestically), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $51,881,013 (worldwide)]]. The film's overwhelming {{Hatedom}} finally convinced executives that the ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' hype from the seventies had long come to an end[[note]]Long story short: The film and prior sequels were made purely due to ExecutiveMeddling, thus lacking any involvement from ''Jaws'' director Creator/StevenSpielberg[[/note]]. It only took two years before Universal and Steven Spielberg made a TakeThat to this film in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''. Actor Lance Guest only appeared in two more movies, MCA boss Sid Sheinberg's wife Lorraine Gary refused to go back in front of a camera, and director Joe Sargent never did another theatrically released film, plus Creator/MichaelCaine's career took a downturn after appearing in this movie for good pay, which he's never watched back.
* ''Film/JeffersonInParis'' (1995) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $2,442,542.
* ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms'' (2015) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $2,184,640. Did so poorly that Universal pulled it a mere two weeks after release, making it [[Film/SteveJobs the second film]] Universal pulled from theaters due to poor performance within just one week. Note that the take listed is ''global'' -- the overseas take [[EpicFail didn't even crack five figures]]. Director John M. Chu [[http://io9.com/how-justin-bieber-and-social-media-brought-jem-and-the-1737829243 originally had a proposal put together]] that was much closer to [[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} the original '80s cartoon]], but producers Jason Blum and Scooter Braun (yes, the guy who unleashed Music/JustinBieber onto the world) instead heavily reworked it for "the YouTube generation" while locking series creator Christy Marx out of the creative process entirely (she gets a token CreatorCameo at the end, but that was the extent of her involvement in the film). The film got released like this, and Twitter quickly filled up with images of empty theaters under the hashtag of [[IncrediblyLamePun "Jempty"]]. Chu [[http://www.indiewire.com/article/director-jon-chu-gives-brutally-honest-talk-day-after-jem-and-the-holograms-bombs-20151025 wasted no time]] in declaring ''Jem'' to be his OldShame, and the movie, which should have been a shoe-in with a cheap budget, instead became one of the most notorious busts of 2015. This was also the first project of Hasbro Studios' self-financing Allspark Studios, though this film certainly didn't dent the studio.
* ''Film/JenniferEight'' (1992) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $11,390,479.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (1990) -- Budget, unknown. Box office, $20,305,841. This was intended to be the GrandFinale to the Jetsons cartoon show anyway, and sure enough, outside of a few video games in the next few years, no further attempts to reboot the animated Hanna-Barbera franchise have materialized. It was also Mel Blanc's final role, and the movie DID get salvaged somewhat on home video.
* ''Film/JimmyHollywood'' (1994) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $3,783,003.
* ''Film/JoesApartment'' (1996) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $4,619,014. Billed as Creator/{{MTV}}'s first feature film, ''Joe's Apartment'' failed to find an audience and disgusted critics with its attempt at featuring "cute" cockroaches (Creator/RogerEbert called this a "really, really bad idea" in his end of the year special with Creator/GeneSiskel). The movie's failure led to Warner Bros selling MTV's film distribution rights back to Creator/{{Viacom}}, [[LaserGuidedKarma which promptly bit them in the ass]] as MTV's next movie was the financially successful ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica''.
* ''Film/JoeSomebody'' (2001) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $24,516,772.
* ''Film/JohnCarter'' (2012) -- Budget, $250 million (not counting marketing costs), $350 million (counting them). Box office, $263,704,913. Once the movie's dismal American box office numbers came in, Creator/{{Disney}} anticipated that it would take a $200-million wash on the film; even after [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the international box office]] helped to at least partially salvage it, it still went down as one of the biggest flops in history. Disney fired their studio chairman, Rich Ross, on the heels of this film, a decision that may very well have been justified come ''The Lone Ranger'' the following year. Marketing executive MT Carney, who helmed the movie's marketing campaign, also left the company.
* ''Film/JohnnyBeGood'' (1988) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $17,550,399.
* ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'' (1995) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $19,075,720.
* ''Film/JonahHex'' (2010) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $10,547,117. Too many people thought "ItsShortSoItSucks," and coming out the same weekend as ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' didn't do it any favors either.
* ''Josh and S.A.M.'' (1993) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $1,640,220.
* ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' (2001) -- Budget, $39 million. Box office, $14.8 million. Ended up being a huge blow to [[StarDerailingRole Rachael Leigh Cook's leading career]].
* ''Film/JudgeDredd'' (1995) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $34,693,481 (domestically), $113,493,481 (worldwide). Effectively [[InkStainAdaptation hamstrung]] any attempts to establish the Judge Dredd franchise in the U.S.
** On that note, the reboot ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $13,414,714 (domestically), $22,211,811 (foreign). Despite this, it has [[CultClassic enjoyed better reception]] [[AcclaimedFlop than the Stallone version]].
* ''Judgment Night'' (1993) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, $12 million.
* ''Film/{{Junior}}'' (1994) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $36,763,355 (domestic), $108,431,355 (worldwide).
* ''Film/JupiterAscending'' (2015) -- Budget, $175 million. Box office, $43,110,000 (domestic), $181,900,000 (worldwide). Could very well be the death knell for the Wachowskis' film careers.
* ''Film/TheJuror'' (1996) -- Budget, $44 million. Box office, $22,754,725.
* ''Just The Ticket'' (1999) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $434,404. Yeah, you read that right. Shoved out to theaters during a packed weekend, then pulled almost immediately for video plans. Apparently didn't do too bad in the rental market, however.
* ''[[Film/LesVisiteurs Just Visiting]]'' (2001) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $16,176,732. Its failure led to Disney shutting down Creator/HollywoodPictures, though they would continue to use the brand for their home video releases. They later reopened the studio five years later.
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* ''Film/K19TheWidowmaker'' (2002) -- Budget, $100 million (not counting marketing costs), $135 million (counting them). Box office, $65,716,126.
* ''Film/KansasCity'' (1996) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $1,356,329.
* ''Film/{{Kazaam}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $18,937,262. Effectively fouled up any chance of Shaquille O'Neal branching his career out of basketball after this, his rap album, and the infamous video game ''VideoGame/ShaqFu'' were all released and ripped apart in the mid 90s. ''Kazaam'' also landed a critical hit on director Paul Michael Glaser's career, as he would not direct or star in anything for the next 5 years, and any and all directing jobs he would hold after his hiatus were on television only.
* ''Film/{{Khartoum}}'' (1966) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $3,000,000 (rentals). This was the last film to utilize the Ultra Panavision 70 film format until ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' 50 years later.
* ''Film/KillMeAgain'' (1989) -- Budget, $4 million. Box office, $283,694.
* ''Film/{{Killers}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $47,059,963 (domestic), $98,159,963 (worldwide). Supporting co-star Creator/TomSelleck has not made any theatrical film appearances since then, though he remains a popular television star by reprising his role as the title character in two additional ''Literature/JesseStone'' television movies and playing the lead role in the police procedural ''Series/BlueBloods''.
* ''Film/KillerElite'' (2011) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $56,383,756.
* ''Film/KillerJoe'' (2011, 2012) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $1,987,762 (domestic), $3,665,069 (worldwide). This movie was only in 75 theaters stateside.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheKingAndI'' (1999) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,993,021. The film's negative reception due to its {{Disneyfication}} of the original musical and subsequent failure prompted the estates of Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein to permanently mandate that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero animated adaptations of their works are to be completely forbidden,]] and relegated Richard Rich to the C-list of animators. It was also part of a series of bombs for Warner Animation that ended in ''[[CreatorKiller Looney Tunes: Back in Action.]]''
* ''Film/KingArthur'' (2004) -- Budget, $120 million. Box office, $51,882,244 (domestic), $203,567,857 (worldwide). One of a handful of flops in 2004 that ultimately helped end Disney CEO Michael Eisner's long run at the company.
* ''Film/KingDavid'' (1985) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, $5,111,099. According to the book ''Literature/{{Disneywar}}'', former Paramount President Michael Eisner, who had become the chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Productions the year prior (and renamed it The Walt Disney Company), criticized this movie's casting of Richard Gere, [[TallDarkAndSnarky snarking,]] [[SophisticatedAsHell "I don't see David]] [[WTHCastingAgency in]] [[WTHCostumingDepartment a dress."]] Gere also earned derision from the Razzies, getting nominated for his role, and director Creator/BruceBeresford admitted Gere was miscast.
* ''Film/KingKongLives'' (1986) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $4,711,220. This finished off John Guillerman's directing career in cinema.
* ''Film/TheKingOfComedy'' (1983) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $2,536,242.
* ''Film/KingOfNewYork'' (1990) -- Budget, $5 million (Estimated). Box office, $2.5 million.
* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' (2005) -- Budget, $130 million. Box office, $47,398,413 (domestically), $211,652,051 (worldwide).
* ''Film/AKissBeforeDying'' (1991)-- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $15,429,177.
* ''Film/KissOfDeath'' (1995) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $14,942,422. This film and ''Jade'' from later that year marked a stillborn attempt to make David Caruso a movie star after suddenly leaving ''NYPDBlue'', and he faded from public view before coming back with ''Series/CSIMiami''.
* ''Film/KnockKnock'' (2015) -- Budget, $3 million. Box office, $36,336.
* ''Film/KnightAndDay'' (2010) -- Budget, $117 million. Box office, $76,423,035 (domestic), $261,930,436 (worldwide).
* ''Knucklehead'' (2010) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, '''$1,000''' (domestic), '''$8,927''' (worldwide) (Those are indeed the actual figures.) This movie only played in select theaters, and, unsurprisingly, KO'ed wrestler Big Show's film career right out of the gates.
* ''Film/{{Krull}}'' (1983) -- Budget, $27 million (not counting marketing costs), $50 million (counting them). Box office, $16,519,460.
* ''Film/{{Kundun}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $8,684,789. The production of this movie led to China barring director Martin Scorsese, writer Mellisa Mathison, and several other crew members from returning to China (Scorsese hasn't attempted another Asian production since.) It also led to China hindering Disney's distribution of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' in the country the next year (Disney distributed ''Kundun'' through Touchstone.)
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' (1986) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $12,729,917.
* ''Film/LadyInTheWater'' (2006) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $42,285,169 (domestic), $72,785,169 (worldwide). One of the factors in M. Night Shyamalan losing his AuteurLicense, but he would remain an A-list director until the [[Film/TheLastAirbender film adaptation]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', which fully turned his name and reputation to mud. Recent films such as fellow bomb ''Film/AfterEarth'' have not helped.
* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $18.43 million.
* ''Film/LandOfTheLost'' (2009) -- Budget, $142 million. Box office, $69,548,641.
* ''Film/LargerThanLife'' (1996) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $8,315,693.
* ''Film/LastActionHero'' (1993) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $50,016,394 (domestically), $137,298,489 (worldwide). Had the misfortune of being released the weekend after ''Film/JurassicPark''.
* ''Film/TheLastCastle'' (2001) -- Budget, $72 million. Box office, $27,642,707.
* ''Film/TheLastLegion'' (2007) -- Budget, $67 million. Box office, $25,303,038.
* ''Film/LastManStanding'' (1996) -- Budget, $67 million. Box office, $47,267,001.
* ''Film/TheLastStand'' (2013) -- Budget, $30-45 million. Box office, $12,050,299 (domestic), $48,330,757 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'' (2015) -- Budget, $70-90 million. Box office, $26,896,445 (domestic so far), $105,248,480 (worldwide so far).
* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' (2003) -- Budget, $78 million. Box office, $66,465,204 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $179,265,204 (worldwide)]]. Derailed Creator/SeanConnery's mainstream career, as he effectively retired after his work here. Heck, this movie pretty much derailed ''everybody'''s careers.
* ''Film/{{Leatherheads}}'' (2008) -- Budget, $58 million. Box office, $41,299,492.
* ''Literature/LeftBehind'' (released in 2000/2001) -- Budget, $4 million. Box office, $4.2 million. This version was produced at the midpoint of the book series' success but barely broke even; thanks in large part to an unorthodox release strategy in which the film was released on video first, but what really damaged this film was co-author Tim [=LaHaye=] [[DisownedAdaptation not only disowning the film]] (blasting the poor quality of the films) but eventually suing film producer Cloud Ten Pictures for breach of contract, with the case taking nearly a decade before being settled in 2008. (Two more films in this version were produced covering the 2nd book "Tribulation Force"[[note]]Those were ''Left Behind II: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tribulation Force]]'' and ''Left Behind: World at War''[[/note]] during the period this was being fought in court.) Needless to say, it didn't help Kirk Cameron's career out much.
** The 2nd version (released in 2014) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $21,106,062. By 2010, Cloud Ten Pictures got a second chance to produce a version of the ''Left Behind'' books [[{{Retool}} more to]] [=LaHaye=]'s liking; this time with a bigger name cast that was headlined by Creator/NicolasCage and a bigger (by Christian film standards, at least) budget. Despite being the CreatorPreferredAdaptation of [=LaHaye=] and co-author Jerry Jenkins; the movie (much like the original one) eventually barely made its budget back despite poor reviews from secular (and [[http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/october-web-only/left-behind.html?start=3 some Christian reviewers]]). Sequels focusing on the 2nd book are in the planning stages.
* ''Film/{{Legend}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $15,502,112. This movie's production is noteworthy for starting an accidental fire on the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios that decimated the famous soundstage and forced a small change in the film's shooting schedule.
* ''Legend'' (2015) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, [[AmericansHateTingle $1,872,994 (domestic)]], $38.7 million (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheLegendOfBaggerVance'' (2000) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $39,459,427.
* ''Film/TheLegendOfHercules'' (2014) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $61,279,452.
* ''Film/TheLegendOfTheLoneRanger'' (1981) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $12.6 million. The bad reputation of the film's TroubledProduction and legal issues put a dent in any possible success. Was supposed to be the big debut of leading actor Klinton Spilsbury, yet it ended up being his ''only'' film appearance.'
* ''WesternAnimation/LegendsOfOzDorothysReturn'' (2014) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $18,662,027.
* ''Legendary'' (2010) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $200,393. This film was only in theaters for one week, and left theaters at the end of said week, taking $4,000,000 in losses with it.
* ''Film/LeonardPart6'' (1987) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $4,615,255. Creator/BillCosby was so disgusted with it that rather than promote it, he implored people to ''avoid'' it. They listened, and Cosby became the first person to accept a Razzie for this film (but not the first to accept it at the actual awards show, that "honor" belongs to Paul Verhoeven for ''Film/{{Showgirls}}''). The film's implosion, along with the severe financial failures of ''Ishtar'' and ''The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen'', led distributor Columbia into a merger with Tristar and both studios leaving Coca-Cola for Sony.
* ''Film/LetItRide'' (1989) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $4,973,285.
* ''Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'' (2004) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $34,808,403.
* ''Film/TheLifeBeforeHerEyes'' (2007, 2008) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $7,248,490. This sent the career of director/producer Vadim Perelman, who did DreamWorks's ''House of Sand and Fog'', into a [[CreatorKiller bottomless pit;]] he has yet to direct or produce another movie.
* ''Film/TheLifeOfDavidGale'' (2003) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $19,955,598 (domestic), $38,955,598 (worldwide). The film's critical and commercial failure prompted director Creator/AlanParker to retire from filmmaking, despite a high quality track record before it.
* ''Film/LifeOrSomethingLikeIt'' (2002) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $16,872,671. This film, and ''Man of the House,'' three years later, derailed the A-list career of director Stephen Herek, who has mostly stuck to television and DirectToVideo films since.
* ''Life Stinks'' (1991) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $4,102,526. The film's enormous critical and commercial flop was [[StarDerailingRole bad]] [[CreatorKiller news]] for star, director, producer, and writer Creator/MelBrooks, whose career took a downturn after this, bottoming out with ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt''.
* ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,603,545. This is one of the films that ultimately did in The Cannon Group.
* ''Film/LightSleeper'' (1992) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $1,050,861.
* ''Lion of the Desert'' (1981) -- Budget, $35 million (estimated). No accurate box office numbers seem to exist, but the revenue could be around $11.5 million. The fact that it is a historical epic honoring a Libyan national hero, commissioned and financed by the UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi dictatorship, results in a very powerful case of AudienceAlienatingPremise. This is too bad, because most critics who actually bothered to see it say that it is really good.[[note]]It currently boasts an 80% score on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.8 in Imdb.[[/note]]
* ''Film/LittleBlackBook'' (2004) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $22,034,832.
* ''Film/LittleBuddha'' (1993) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $4,858,139.
* ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'' (1989) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $1,368,000. This film only received a limited release in the United States after it escaped DevelopmentHell. It is the biggest OldShame for Creator/HayaoMiyazaki as far as the anime director is concerned.
* ''Film/LittleNicky'' (2000) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $58,292,295.
* ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'' (1995) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $10,015,449. Despite critical acclaim, Warner Bros. barely promoted the movie, and it floundered out during a very competitive month.
* ''Film/LockUp'' (1989) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $22,099,847 (domestic).
* ''Film/{{Lolita}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $62 million. Box office, $1,071,255. Difficulties in finding a distributor for this controversial film resulted in it opening in Europe before America, and landing on Showtime before hitting theaters, where it became one of the biggest bombs of 1997.
* ''Film/{{London}}'' (2005) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, (get ready to gasp in horror) $20,361!
* ''Film/TheLoneRanger'' (2013) -- Budget, $215275 million (not counting marketing costs), $380$450 million (counting them). Box office, $260,002,115. One of [[MedalOfDishonor the biggest flops of all-time]], with or without adjusting for inflation, and, along with ''Cowboys And Aliens'', [[GenreKiller is guilty of dropping the bridge on the fantasy western]] for the foreseeable future. Part of a string of flops for star Johnny Depp as well as a StarDerailingRole for co-star Armie Hammer, who played the titular character. In addition, Disney ended their long relationship with producer Creator/JerryBruckheimer after this film, though for other reasons. Its massive flop may have vindicated Disney's decision to terminate studio chairman Rich Ross after the failure of ''John Carter'' the year prior.
* ''Film/TheLonelyLady'' (1983) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $1,223,000. Virtually every major player in this film save Ray Liotta (it was one of his first roles) saw their careers derailed by its failure. ''The Lonely Lady'' is also the last time one of author Harold Robbins's works has been adapted at all.
* ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'' (1996) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $33,447,612 (domestic), $89,456,761 (worldwide).
* ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' (2003) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $68,514,844. The movie's financial failure led the WB to think audiences no longer were into traditional 2D animation and that the Looney Tunes don't have the lasting appeal that they hoped, canceling the planned Looney Tunes shorts in production and effectively giving the [[CatchPhrase "That's All, Folks!"]] to Warner Bros. Animation until 2014's ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' along with the theatrical career of director Creator/JoeDante (who was already on bad terms with Warner and Universal), and the cinematic career of star Creator/BrendanFraser, who didn't do another film for 5 years. In light of this fiasco, the Looney Tunes will probably never get another theatrical film release in the foreseeable future (ironically, it actually got decent critical reception, [[CriticalDissonance particularly vis-à-vis]] [[Film/SpaceJam the last Tunes movie]]). This movie, along with failures from [[HomeOnTheRange Disney]] and [[SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas DreamWorks,]] helped bring down traditional 2D animated films until Disney released ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' in 2009.
* ''Loose Cannons'' (1990) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $5,585,184.
* ''Film/LordsOfDogtown'' (2005) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $13,411,957.
* ''Lorenzo's Oil'' (1992) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $7,286,388. Despite being [[AcclaimedFlop critically acclaimed,]] this film did not fare well at the box office. Director Creator/GeorgeMiller toned his work down for the next two decades, focusing on family entertainment such as ''Film/{{Babe}}'', but would finally return to heavy action and drama with ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' in 2015.
* ''Film/{{Loser}}'' (2000) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $18.4 million. After this film's disappointing results, director Amy Heckerling took a break from movies until 2007's ''I Could Never Be Your Woman''.
* ''Film/LostHorizon'' (1973) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $3 million. Producer Ross Hunter only worked in television after this movie bombed out.
* ''The Lost Medallion: The Adventures Of Billy Stone'' (2013) -- Budget, $2.5 million. Box office, $705,854.
* ''Film/LoveAffair'' (1994) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $18,272,894.
* ''Film/LoveCrimes'' (1992) -- Budget, $8,500,000. Box office, $2,287,928. Lizzie Borden only directed one more movie.
* ''Film/TheLoveGuru'' (2008) -- Budget, $62 million. Box office, $40,863,344. The film's failure and triple Razzie wins finished off Creator/MikeMyers's career as a leading comedian after the decline starting with the aforementioned ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', with a cameo in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' and ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' his only film roles since.
* ''Film/LoveRanch'' (2010) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $137,885.
* ''Film/TheLovelyBones'' (2009) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $44,114,232 (domestic), $93,621,340 (worldwide).
* ''Film/LuckyNumbers'' (2000) -- Budget, $63 million. Box office, $10,890,222.
* ''Lucky You'' (2007) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $8,382,477. In fairness, it faced [[Film/SpiderMan3 tough competition]] that opening weekend.
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* ''Film/MacAndMe'' (1988) -- Budget, unknown. Box office, $6,424,112. The movie failed in cinemas after it [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks ripped off the plot]] of ''E.T.'' in an attempt to cash in on that movie's theatrical reissue and impending VHS release. It also [[StillbornFranchise cast a planned sequel into a black hole.]] Director Stewart Raffill and composer Alan Silvestri were the only major crew members to survive. Finally, the wheelchair scene from this film became the butt of a RunningGag from actor Paul Rudd.
* ''Film/MacGruber'' (2010) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $9,322,895. Although the movie didn't make back a lot of its money, it would become a CultClassic years later, getting Alamo Drafthouse style Quote-alongs.
* ''Film/MacheteKills'' (2013) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $15,008,161.
* ''Film/MadCity'' (1997) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $10,541,523.
* ''Film/{{Made}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $5,480,653. This film only had a limited release in the United States and virtually no release elsewhere, plus it was part of a year's slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate. It did, however, receive good reviews, ensuring director Creator/JonFavreau, who made his debut in that job with this film, would [[Film/{{Elf}} move]] [[Film/IronMan on]] [[Film/IronMan2 to]] [[Film/{{Chef}} bigger]] [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 and]] [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse better]] things.
* ''Film/TheMajestic'' (2001) -- Budget, $72 million. Box office, $37,317,558.
* ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $6.1 million. Box office, $2,454,447. This and the aforementioned ''Film/CanadianBacon'' led to threats by Creator/{{Universal}} and [=PolyGram=] higher-ups to shut down Gramercy Pictures; it soldiered on until 2000.
* ''Film/{{Malone}}'' (1987) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $3,060,858.
* ''[[Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015 The Man from UNCLE]]'' (2015) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $45,312,930 (domestic), $100,412,930 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ManOfTaiChi'' (2013) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $5,400,144.
* ''Film/ManOfTheHouse'' (2005) -- Budget, $40 million Box office, $19,699,706 (domestic), $21,577,624. This film, along with ''Life Or Something Like It'' three years earlier, derailed Stephen Herek's A-list career, and he's mostly stuck to television and DirectToVideo movies since ''Man of the House''.
* ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' (1999) -- Budget, $82 million. Box office, $47,434,430. This was the first film starring Creator/JimCarrey to not have a successful opening weekend. Director Milos Forman would take another hiatus before his most recent film, ''Goya's Ghosts''.
* ''Man Trouble'' (1992) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $4,096,030. Director Bob Rafelson's career [[CreatorKiller never fully recovered after this]].
* ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' (1997) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $13,717,039.
* ''Film/TheManWhoLovedWomen'' (1983) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $10,964,231.
* ''Film/TheManWithOneRedShoe'' (1985) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $8,645,411.
* ''Film/TheManWithTheIronFists'' (2012) -- Budget, $15 million (not counting marketing costs), $20 million (counting them). Box office, $18,416,465. It lost its audience due to [[Film/{{Skyfall}} its]] [[Film/WreckItRalph competition]], and Universal, who quickly lost confidence with the film, gave it no promotion upon the release date. A sequel WAS made, but it did not feature Russell Crowe and went Direct-To-Blu-Ray-And-DVD.
* ''Film/ManThing'' (2005) -- Budget, $7.5 million. Box office, $1.1 million. Suffered [[TroubledProduction numerous changes and budget boosts]], which only caused more trouble for the film. Got shoved into international theaters while only appearing on television in American markets.
* ''Film/TheManhattanProject'' (1986) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $3.9 million.
* ''Film/MarciX'' (2003) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $1,675,706.
* ''Film/MarieAntoinette'' (2006) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $15,962,471 (domestic), $60,917,189 (worldwide).
* ''The Marrying Man'' (1991) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $12,454,758. Dashed Creator/KimBasinger's hopes of being a singer, and one of a few flops in the early 90's that [[StarDerailingRole melted her A-list career]].
* ''Film/MarsAttacks'' (1996) -- Budget, $80-100 million. Box office, $101,371,017. Creator/TimBurton's parody comedy of B alien movies was undermined by coming out only months after Roland Emmerich's alien epic ''Film/IndependenceDay'', [[DuelingMovies which it got compared to.]] Burton would take a 3-year break before his next film, ''Film/SleepyHollow''.
* ''Film/MarsNeedsMoms'' (2011) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $38,992,758. Its failure caused Disney to shut down [=ImageMovers=] Digital, the production company it had formed with Creator/RobertZemeckis (the film's producer) and the production of a ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' remake; he would later reopen the studio at Universal.
* ''Film/MartianChild'' (2007) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $9,351,744.
* ''Film/MarvinsRoom'' (1996) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $12,803,305.
* ''Film/MaryReilly'' (1996) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $12,379,402.
* ''Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein'' (1994) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $22,006,296 (domestic), $112,006,296 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheMaster'' (2012) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $16,258,724 (domestic), $26,248,232 (worldwide). Protests from the Church of Scientology may have had a part in this film's failure (the main character is an {{Expy}} of L. Ron Hubbard).
* ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse'' (1987) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $17,336,370. Despite the heavy promoting of this adaptation of ''[[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]]'', the film failed, and was one of the movies that eventually did in Creator/TheCannonGroup. Plans for a sequel were [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed]] when ''He-Man'' copyright holder Mattel hiked their licensing fees, and star Creator/DolphLundgren was hammered into the B list of film actors and treats the movie as an OldShame. Finally, it solidified ''He-Man'''s status as an 80's cheese symbol, which left the franchise dated by the end of the decade, although a remake is being worked on.
* ''Material Girls'' (2005) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $16,907,725. It sent director Martha Coolidge's career into the second tier of filmmakers.
* ''Film/MaxKeeblesBigMove'' (2001) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $18,634,654.
* ''Film/MaximumOverdrive'' (1986) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $7.4 million. Creator/StephenKing vowed to never direct another theatrical film again.
* ''Film/McHalesNavy'' (1997) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $4,408,420.
* ''Film/MeetDave'' (2008) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $50,650,079.
* ''Film/MeetJoeBlack'' (1998) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $44,619,100 (domestically), $142,940,100 (worldwide). Universal Pictures fired their chairman after this film failed. It didn't help that it came out in a year where Universal had a series of theatrical flops (the only movie the studio released in the calendar year that had any real box office success was ''Film/PatchAdams'', which was still received poorly by critics and the real Patch Adams, and was a sting to Robin Williams's career).
* ''Meet the Deedles'' (1997) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $4.3 million.
* ''Film/{{Megaforce}}'' (1982) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $5,675,599. [[StillbornFranchise Plans for a sequel were dropped after this movie failed.]]
* ''Film/MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan'' (1992) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $14,358,033.
* ''Film/MenWomenAndChildren'' (2014) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $1,705,908.
* ''Film/TheMerchantOfVenice'' (2004) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $21,417,725.
* ''Film/MercuryRising'' (1998) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $32,935,289 (domestic), $93,107,289 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc'' (1999) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $14,276,317 (domestic), $66,976,317 (worldwide). This didn't fully burn producer/writer/director Luc Besson's career (it DID burn up writer Andrew Birkin's career), but it did lead to him not taking a director's credit again for 6 years. This film wasn't helped by a stuntman's death right in the first weeks of filming OR Besson divorcing star Milla Jovovich.
* ''Film/{{Meteor}}'' (1979) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $8,400,000.
* ''Film/TheMeteorMan'' (1993) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $8,023,147. Compare this to director Robert Townsend's directorial debut, ''Hollywood Shuffle'', which was made for $700,000 and grossed nearly $6 million, a huge proportional profit.
* ''Film/{{Metro}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $32,000,301.
* ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' (1927) -- Budget, 5,100,000 German Reichsmarks. Box office, 75,000 German Reichsmarks. Was panned by a few critics including Creator/HGWells, but has since become one of the most iconic films ever made.
* ''Film/MiamiVice'' (2006) -- Budget, $135 million. Box office, $63,450,470 (domestic), $163,794,509 (worldwide).
* ''Film/MichaelCollins'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,092,559 (domestic), $28,092,559 (worldwide).
* ''Mickey'' (2004) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, less than $300,000. This took down director Hugh Wilson's career.
* ''Film/MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil'' (1997) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $25,105,255.
* ''Film/MightyJoeYoung'' (1998) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $50,632,037. This film, along with Roland Emmerich's version of ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'', sent the movie monster genre into remission until the New 10s (the 2005 remake of ''King Kong'' didn't end it).
* ''Film/MilkMoney'' (1994) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $18,137,661.
* ''Film/MillionDollarMystery'' (1987) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $989,033 (domestic). This finished off notable 50's director Richard Fleischer's (the man who directed Disney's ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'') career. The movie also saw a stuntman's death during filming, and was hit by Roger Ebert for being no more than a [[ProductPlacement plug-in]] for Glad trash bags (The Other Wiki also stated the film borrowed the plot from ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld.'')
* ''Film/MiracleAtStAnna'' (2008) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $9,323,833.
* ''Film/TheMissing'' (2003) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $38,364,277.
* ''Film/MissionToMars'' (2000) -- Budget, $90-100 million. Box office, $60,883,407 (domestic), $110,983,407 (worldwide). The first in an ongoing series of career-wrecking bombs for famed director Creator/BrianDePalma.
* ''Film/MixedNuts'' (1994) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $6.8 million.
* ''Film/{{Mobsters}}'' (1991) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $20,246,790. They did not do themselves well by opening this movie the same day as ''Terminator 2: Judgment Day.''
* ''Film/TheModSquad'' (1999) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $13,263,993.
* ''Film/{{Molly}}'' (1999) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, $17,650. (Yikes!)
* ''Film/TheMollyMaguires'' (1970) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $2.2 million.
* ''Film/MoneyTrain'' (1995) -- Budget, $68 million. Box office, $35,431,113 (domestically), $77,224,232 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Monkeybone}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $7,622,365. The film was significantly changed from its source material, and the resulting film was blasted by critics.
* ''Film/{{Monsignor}}'' (1982) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $6.5 million (domestic). This movie's failure put director Frank Perry in a bad spot (the Razzie wins from his previous film ''Mommie Dearest'' didn't help.
* ''Film/MoonOverParador'' (1988) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $11,444,204.
* ''Film/MoonlightMile'' (2002) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, $10,011,050.
* ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'' (2013) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $31,165,421 (domestic), $90,565,421 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Mortdecai}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $30,418,560. Part of a string of flops for star Creator/JohnnyDepp.
* ''Film/AMostViolentYear'' (2014) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $6 million. It first saw release in four theaters before going to 818. It IS an AcclaimedFlop, however.
* ''Film/MostWanted'' (1997) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,838,218.
* ''Motherhood'' (2009) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $726,354. Easily the biggest bomb of Creator/UmaThurman's career. Particularly notable for its British release, where it's the second-biggest flop of all time. It was shown in only one UK cinema and took £88 on its opening weekend. On its opening night it took £9. That's '''one ticket'''.
* ''Film/{{Moving}}'' (1988) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $10,815,378.
* ''Film/MrBaseball'' (1992) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $20,883,046.
* ''Film/MrBugGoesToTown'' [[note]] Also known as ''Hoppity Goes To Town'' and ''Bugville'' [[/note]] (1941) -- Budget, $713,511. Box office, $214,000. The film received almost no promotion from Paramount in either its 1941 release, nor its 1946 re-release as ''Hoppity Goes To Town''. The premiere was also delayed by producer Max Fleischer, which led to it opening two days before the Pearl Harbor attacks that ultimately prompted the U.S. to enter World War II. That took the wind out of the film, and led to the Fleischers, who were no longer on speaking terms with each other, losing their studio to Paramount, who renamed it Famous Studios. Copyrights for this film subsequently went all over the place, last being distributed by Fleischer rival Disney internationally.
* ''Film/MrMagoo'' (1997) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $21.4 million. Disney was forced to pull the movie shortly after release due to pressure from blindness advocates. It was a [[CreatorKiller huge blow to director Stanley Tong]] as well, possibly one of the reasons why he never directed another American film again.
* ''Film/MrNobody'' (2009) -- Budget, $58 million. Box office, $3,547,209.
* ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'' (2014) -- Budget, $145 million. Box office, $111,506,430 (domestic), $272,912,430 (worldwide). This is [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks Animation]]'s biggest disappointment since 2003's ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas''. It, however, didn't stop DWA from making a 2D talk-show esque spinoff on Netflix the next year.
* ''Film/MrSaturdayNight'' (1992) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $13,351,357.
* ''Film/MrWrong'' (1996) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $12.3 million. This shot director Nick Castle (the man who played Michael Myers in ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'') and the writer's careers [[CreatorKiller right in the heart for several years]], and was one of the last times producer Marty Katz associated himself with Disney, who distributed this thru Touchstone, before moving his production company to Santa Monica.
* ''Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle'' (1994) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $2,144,667. Though it was critically acclaimed.
* ''Film/MrsWinterbourne'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $10,082,005.
* ''Film/MulhollandFalls'' (1996) -- Budget, $29 million. Box office, $11,526,099. Screenwriter Pete Dexter didn't write another screenplay until adapting his novel ''The Paperboy'' in 2012.
* ''Film/{{Multiplicity}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $21 million.
* ''Film/{{Mumford}}'' (1999) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $4,555,459. Lawrence Kasdan wouldn't go near Disney again for over a decade, but when he finally did, it was with the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, which started with ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
* ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'' (1999) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $22.3 million. It was rushed into theaters by distributor Columbia, and its financial failure ended the relevance of Jim Henson Productions, who never made another film. The next 3 Muppet movies were TV movies, and Disney secured the rights to the franchise in 2004 and rebooted the series with ''Film/TheMuppets'' in 2011.
* ''Film/MurderByNumbers'' (2002) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $31,945,749 (domestic), $56,714,157 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheMusketeer'' (2001) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $34,585,771.
* ''My All-American'' (2015) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $2,246,000.
* ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'' (1999) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $36,850,101.
* ''Film/MySoulToTake'' (2011) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $20,976,402.
* ''Film/MysteryMen'' (1999) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $33,461,011.
* ''FIlm/NakedLunch'' (1991) -- Budget, $17-$18 million. Box office, $2,641,357. This film baffled critics such as Siskel & Ebert due to its content, and likely baffled audiences as well.
* ''Film/NateAndHayes'' (1983) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $1.9 million (domestic). This film was an attempt by Paramount, then under Michael Eisner, to capitalize on the success of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' through a pirate angle, but it failed, and helped contribute to the genre getting pushed onto the backburner (''Cutthroat Island'' would hang the genre the next decade outside of Disney's ''Pirates Of The Caribbean'' movies, which also started under Eisner.)
* ''Film/NationalLampoonsMovieMadness'' (1983) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $5,027,193. Originally finished in 1981, it sat on the shelf for two years under the name ''National Lampoon Goes To The Movies''. While it was critically despised and failed badly, it didn't slow ''National Lampoon'' down at all.
* ''Film/NeedForSpeed'' (2014) -- Budget, $66 million. Box office, $43,511,047 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $203,211,047]] (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIITheNextChapter'' (1990, 1991) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $17 million (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $56,468,971]] (worldwide). Thanks to a long gap between movies, only one actor from the first film, the librarian, returned for ''[=NeverEnding=] Story II.'' While it was a hit worldwide, it couldn't recoup its costs in America, as it got a horrible reception from critics and fans for the plot. Its failure in America didn't stop a third film from being made, but it DID influence its final fate.
** Speaking of that, ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIIIEscapeFromFantasia'' (1994, 1995) -- Budget, $17,000,000. Box office, $5,000,000 (Germany), possibly less than [[EpicFail $10,000]] (domestic). Following part 2's poor reception, the third entry in the series, which has no basis on Michael Ende's novel, originally received a limited release in the United States. ''[=NeverEnding Story III=]'' proceeded to get an [[UpToEleven EVEN WORSE]] [[{{Sequelitis}} RECEPTION]] than the previous entry due to further aggravating the characters and plot problems beyond what II did, making Falkor and the Rock Biter OutOfCharacter, and completely omitting Atreyu and the series's theme song. The rock-bottom reception prevented ''[=NeverEnding=] Story III'' from getting a general wide release in the U.S. until Creator/MiramaxFilms brought it DirectToVideo 2 years later. It's one of the few films Creator/JackBlack sees as an OldShame, and it effectively [[{{Irony}} ended]] [[FranchiseKiller the ''[=NeverEnding=]'' Story in America.]]
* ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $2,819,485. This was originally intended to be a drama, but the higher-ups at maker Disney ordered it turned into a musical in an attempt to revive live-action versions of musicals on the back of the Disney Renaissance films ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. This move angered star Christian Bale, and the film's failure convinced him never to do another musical (after he lent a voice to ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' first) and led to Disney's plans backfiring and keeping live-action musicals [[GenreKiller out of business]] until their next major attempt with ''High School Musical'' succeeded at this film's job. Eventually became a CultClassic and earned a considerably better received stage adaptation in 2011, which also happens to be a musical.
* ''Film/NewYorkMinute'' (2004) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $21,289,826.
* ''Film/{{Next}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $18,211,013 (domestic), $76,066,841 (worldwide).
* ''The Next Best Thing'' (2000) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $24,362,772. This is the last time John Schlesinger took up a director's job in his life, and this, among other movies, knocked Rupert Everett into B list of actors.
* ''Film/NickOfTime'' (1995) -- Budget, $33 million. Box office, $8,175,346 (domestic). This film's failure [[CreatorKiller sniped down]] director John Badham's cinematic career; he made just one more cinematic film before moving to television.
* ''Film/NightAndTheCity'' (1992) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $6,202,756.
* ''Film/ANightInHeaven'' (1983) -- Budget, $6,000,000. Box office, $5,563,663.
* ''Film/NightOfTheDemons2009'' -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $64,040. Originally premiering at the London Frightfest in 2009, this film ultimately came Direct-To-DVD.
* ''Theatre/{{Nine}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $53,998,806.
* ''Film/{{Nixon}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $44 million. Box office, $13,681,765.
* ''Film/NoGoodDeed2002''-- Budget, $12 million. Box Office, $181,600 (faints). Was unfortunate enough to have a very limited release (402 theaters).
* ''Theatre/NoisesOff'' (1992) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $2.2 million.
* ''WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth'' (2016) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $16.3 million (domestic), $18-19.5 million (worldwide). Trevor Wall's first animated feature directing job, this now has the potential to be his last. Two DirectToVideo sequels have been announced, but this film getting iced by nearly every critic in show business and immediately getting supplanted in bear entertainment by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation's third ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' movie could put those plans and any further animation plans from Lionsgate in hot water.
* ''Film/{{North}}'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $7,182,747. Noteworthy for getting a [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList "hate" rant]] from Creator/RogerEbert. That negative review, along with dozens of others, and the intense summer competition of 1994, ultimately ensured the film's failure. Creator/RobReiner's career has never recovered.
* ''No One Lives'' (2013) -- Budget, $2,900,000. Box office, $74,918. Despite its high budget, WWE screened this film in limited release across 53 theaters only.
* ''Film/NotFadeAway'' (2012) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $427,000. Paramount basically gave this one the InvisibleAdvertising treatment as it was dumped onto the market with almost no trailers, TV or Internet spots or posters.
* ''Film/NotWithoutMyDaughter'' (1991) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $14,789,113. The message about women being held against their will that this film attempted to convey unfortunately got overshadowed by the controversy over its portrayal of Islam and Iran, and criticism of the music from Jerry Goldsmith and star Sally Field getting a Razzie nomination for the film did not help (and the last strike was, of course, the film failing in theaters and with critics, losing money for MGM/UA and derailing director Brian Gilbert's career.) Alexis Kouros countered the film with his own documentary, ''Without My Daughter'', which was endorsed by Betty Mahmoody's then-husband, Sayed Mahmoody, whose feud with his wife over their daughter was the focus of the original flop.
* ''Film/NothingButTrouble'' (1991) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $8,479,793. This served as star Creator/DanAykroyd's only directorial effort behind the camera.
* ''Film/{{Novocaine}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $2,036,682. This movie turned director/writer Steve Atkins's career [[CreatorKiller rotten]]; he's only done an internet series about himself since. It also was part of a year's slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate.
* ''[[Film/TheNutcracker1993 The Nutcracker]]'' (1993) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $2,119,994. The start of Macaulay Culkin's acting career downfall, as the next year would see the child actor star in not one, but THREE flops (''Film/GettingEvenWithDad'', ''Film/ThePagemaster'', and ''Film/RichieRich'', in that order). After that, he would not appear in another feature film until 2003.
* ''Film/TheNutcrackerIn3D'' (2010) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $14,678,086, nearly all of which came from the Russian market.
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* ''Film/{{Oldboy|2013}}'' (2013) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $4,861,022.
* ''Old Gringo'' (1989) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $3,574,256.
* ''Film/OliverTwist'' (2005) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $42,580,321.
* ''Film/OnceUponACrime'' (1992) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $8,669,847.
* ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'' (1993) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $6,582,052. This film was devoured by ''Film/JurassicPark'', but was successful on home video.
* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' (1984) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $5,321,508. Was [[ExecutiveMeddling butchered]] before its release despite protests from director and co-writer Creator/SergioLeone, whose career [[CreatorKiller crumbled]] following its negative reception by critics and audiences. It has since been VindicatedByHistory and is regarded as one of Leone's greatest masterpieces, alongside the ''[[Series/DollarsTrilogy Dollars]]'' [[Series/DollarsTrilogy Trilogy]].
* ''Film/OnDeadlyGround'' (1994) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $38.5 million. Considered by some to be the [[StarDerailingRole beginning of the end]] of Creator/StevenSeagal's popularity at the time.
* ''Film/OneForTheMoney'' (2012) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $36,893,721.
* ''One from the Heart'' (1982) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $636,796. This film [[CreatorKiller bankrupted]] Francis Ford Coppola, with most of his work for the next two decades being done [[MoneyDearBoy to pay off the debts he accrued from making it]]. Like ''Film/HeavensGate'', it also heavily contributed to the end of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era.
* ''Film/OneNightStand'' (1997) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $2,618,335.
* ''The Only Game in Town'' (1970) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $1.5 million. The film's box office failure led to acclaimed director George Stevens' complete retirement from directing.
* ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure'' (2012) -- Budget, $20 million ($60 million when marketing is factored in). Box office, $1,065,907. The [[TastesLikeDiabetes triple-G-rated]] film produced by Kenn Viselman (who was instrumental in importing ''Teletubbies'' to the United States) has become infamous for its [[EpicFail absolutely dismal]] theatrical run. Notably, it '''underperformed ''Delgo''''' in its opening weekend, becoming the new worst opening weekend for a film playing in around 2,000 theaters. Despite this, [[http://theweek.com/article/index/232799/how-the-oogieloves-became-the-biggest-box-office-bomb-of-all-time sequels remain desired]].
* ''Film/TheOppositeSex'' (1956) -- Budget, $2,834,000. Box office, $1,735,000 (domestic), $2,760,000 (worldwide). Cost MGM $1,513,000.
* ''Film/TheOrder'' (2003) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $11,559,747.
* ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}'' (1991) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $23,562,716.
* ''Film/OsmosisJones'' (2001) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $14,026,418. This film's failure didn't stop an [[WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix animated spinoff]] from debuting on the Kids' WB! Saturday morning block the next year, which ran for 2 seasons. In addition, the film performed well in the home video/DVD market, but this didn't stop the film from poisoning the A list reputation of the Farrelly Bros., who directed the movie (they haven't attempted animation since; it was also one of two films that year, the other being ''Pootie Tang'', that put Chris Rock in a bad spot.). Part of a short series of bombs for Warner Bros. Animation, and the next film, ''Looney Tunes: Back In Action,'' would shutter the division until ''The Lego Movie'' in 2014.
* ''Film/TheOtherSister'' (1999) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $27,807,627 (domestic).
* ''Film/OurBrandIsCrisis'' (2015) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $7 million.
* ''Film/{{Outlander}}'' (2008) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $7,033,683, nearly all of which came from overseas.
* ''Film/OverTheTop'' (1987) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $16,057,580. This is one of the films that eventually did in The Cannon Group. Director Menahem Golan was reassigned as a B to C list director when this movie failed, and it also T.K.Oed the film careers of writer Stirling Silliphant and actor David Mendenhall.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'' (1994) -- Budget, $21,000,000. Box office, $13,700,000. Along with ''Film/GettingEvenWithDad'' and ''Film/RichieRich'', one of three Creator/MacaulayCulkin films that performed poorly at the box office that year. He did not appear in another feature film until 2003. This one, however, was partially salvaged by home video sales.
* ''Film/ThePallbearer'' (1996) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $5,656,388. Director Matt Reeves took a 4-year leave from cinema, and writer Jason Katims didn't work in cinema again until 2012, sticking with television.
* ''Film/{{Pan}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $123,126,843.
* ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $33 million. Box office, $20,645,327.
* ''Film/{{Panic}}'' (2000) -- Budget, $1 million. Box office, $779,137 (domestic sub-total). Part of a 2000/2001 slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate.
* ''Film/ParadiseRoad'' (1997) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $2,007,100.
* ''Film/{{Paranoia|2013}}'' (2013) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $13,385,015. Notable for having the lowest-grossing opening weekend in Creator/HarrisonFord's career.
* ''Film/{{Passion}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $92,181 (domestic), $1,393,407 (worldwide). Brian De Palma's first movie after his hiatus in the late 2000s, ''Passion'' only played in 14 theaters stateside, hence the low gross. De Palma has not announced any projects since this movie.
* ''Film/PassionOfMind'' (2000) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $769,000. The first English film from Belgian director Alain Berliner... and considering the negative reactions to the script, it showed. He never did another theatrical American film.
* ''Film/{{Pathfinder}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $30,822,861.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin'' (1995) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $3,983,912. Became victim of constant ExecutiveMeddling, with many of the voices getting rerecorded and characters heavily edited. It was the last production of Creator/DonBluth's studio before he and co-director Gary Goldman moved to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox (Their partner, John Pomeroy, returned to Disney). Bluth was so embarrassed with the film's final results that [[AlanSmithee he had his name removed from the credits]].
* ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'' (2014) -- Budget, $132 million. Box office, $81,268,373 (domestic), $320,483,373 (worldwide). And that's not even counting the advertising budget. [=DreamWorks=] Animation had already been suffering from previous box office stings, but this film delivered the biggest blow to the studio. After the studio predicted it would make a $49 million loss at theaters[[note]]which was bigger than their previous $15 million loss prediction[[/note]], studio shares tumbled ''six percent'' the following month, and forced the company to [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/breaking-dreamworks-animation-will-shut-down-pdidreamworks-studio-over-500-jobs-will-be-eliminated-108161.html terminate five hundred employees (including Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke and newly installed Chief Operating Officer Mark Zoradi) and shut down PDI]].
* ''Film/PenniesFromHeaven'' (1981) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $9 million. This was critically [[AcclaimedFlop acclaimed]], but bombed anyway. ''Pennies From Heaven'', ''Film/{{Heartbeeps}}'', and ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'', led to Bernadette Peters dropping off the big screen until the end of the 80's.
* ''Film/PeopleIKnow'' (2003) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $5.7 million.
* ''Film/ThePeopleVsLarryFlynt'' (1996) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $20,300,385. The reason for the gross coming in below the budget was the film only screened in limited release (that said, [[AcclaimedFlop it was a hit with critics and the audience in said limited release.)]]
* ''Film/ThePerezFamily'' (1995) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $2,669,359.
* ''Film/{{Perfect}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $12,918,858.
* ''Film/APerfectGetaway'' (2009) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $15,515,460 (domestic), $22,852,638 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ThePerfectMan'' (2005) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $19,770,475. A lot of the people who took part in this movie (Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, Mike O'Malley, Chris Noth, Caroline Rhea, director Mark Rosman) took severe damage to their cinematic careers, but most have found success in television (and music for Duff.)
* ''Film/ThePerfectScore'' (2004) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $10,876,805.
* ''Film/PerfectStranger'' (2007) -- Budget, $60.8 million. Box office, $23,984,949 (domestic), $73,090,611 (worldwide).
* ''Film/PerfumeTheStoryOfAMurderer'' (2006) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $2,223,293 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $135,039,943 (worldwide)]].
* ''Film/ThePest'' (1997) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $3.5 million.
* ''Film/PeterPan'' (2003) -- Budget, $100 million (not counting marketing costs), $130.6 million (counting them). Box office, $48,462,608 (domestically), $121,975,011 (worldwide). The film's failure, thanks to [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings a much bigger adventure film released the same month]], caused distributor Universal's parent company to sell off 80 percent of the studio's stake to Creator/{{NBC}}'s parent, General Electric, which formed a partnership that later became NBC Universal.
* ''Film/ThePhantom'' (1996) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $17,323,326.
* ''Film/PhysicalEvidence'' (1989) -- Budget $17 million. Box office, $3,560,932. Creator/MichaelCrichton never returned to the director's chair for the rest of his life after this movie bombed out.
* ''Film/PinkCadillac'' (1989) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $12,143,484. This movie, along with ''Film/SlavesOfNewYork'', [[StarDerailingRole ran Bernadette Peters's cinematic career back off the road]] after she took a seven year hiatus from the big screen for her role in several bombs at the beginning of the 80's. The stage actress and singer has not been in a leading role in movies she appears in since 1989.
* ''Film/ThePinkPanther2'' (2009) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $35,922,978 (domestic), $75,946,615 (worldwide). The '''third''' FranchiseKiller for ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' film series, and no further ''Pink Panther'' films have been announced since then.
* ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' (1940) -- Budget, $2,289,247. Box office, $1.4-1.9 million (original theatrical release tally only). The outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII hurt this film badly, and, along with ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' and ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'s'' initial disappointing releases, a bitter strike, and WWII, resulted in Walt Disney having to make package films for the remainder of the 40s until ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' brought animation back to mainstream. ''Pinocchio'' has since been considered one of Walt's [[AcclaimedFlop best,]] along with ''Fantasia'' and ''Bambi'', as its later theatrical reissues kept making money until the 1984 reissue, which grossed $26 million and was the second most successful movie release that Christmas. This prompted new Disney CEO Michael Eisner to override his colleagues Jeffrey Katzenberg and Roy E. Disney and release ''Pinocchio'' on video as the second release in the ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' line, where it sold very well and was crucial in the overall development of home entertainment.
* Roberto Benigni's ''Pinocchio'' (2003) -- Budget, 40 million euros. Box office, 41,323,171 euros (worldwide). This movie pulverized Benigni's career.
* ''The Pirate Movie'' (1982) -- Budget, $6,000,000 Australian dollars. Box office, $1,013,000 Australian dollars (Australia), $8,000,000 US dollars (worldwide). This movie sunk director Ken Annakin's career and short-circuited politician Ted Hamilton's attempt to become an actor (he helped provide development funds for a few more movies such as Disney's ''Film/TheFlightOfTheNavigator'', but never went before a movie camera again.
* ''Film/PirateRadio'' (2009) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $36,348,784.
* ''Film/{{Pirates}}'' (1986) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $1,641,825.
* ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $88 million (not counting a marketing budget of $20 million), $108 million (counting the marketing budget). Box office, $72.3 million (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $237.2 million (worldwide).]] Opened a week after ''Film/AntMan'', which was bad enough -- and a day after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Lafayette_shooting a shooting at a movie theater]] (at the premiere of a film with a significantly lower-profile -- and one that made a ''lot'' more money in the long run); the next week saw the release of the [[Series/MissionImpossible fifth]] ''Film/MissionImpossible'' [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation movie]] and the [[Film/{{Vacation}} remake]] of ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation,'' which, along with a resurging of ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'' and '''another''' [[http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/05/us/tennessee-theater-shooting/ theatre shooting]] [[note]] This one was second-run for ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' and, thankfully, no one besides the shooter died (although someone got hit in the shoulder with a hatchet) [[/note]] further jeopardized the film's chances of success. ''Pixels'' looks to be the latest in a string of Creator/AdamSandler starring flops and kept a terrible year for Sony going (it also has the potential of sending Josh Gad's career [[StarDerailingRole to the penalty box]] after his success with ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''Play/TheBookOfMormon'').
* ''Film/PlayItToTheBone'' (1999) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $8,434,146.
* ''Film/PlayingForKeeps'' (2012) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $27,805,632.
* ''Film/ThePledge'' (2001) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $29,419,291.
* ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'' (2001 in Japan, 2002 in the U.S.) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $1.7 million (domestic), $28 million (worldwide). This film did not make as much money as the [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie previous]] [[Anime/PokemonTheMovie2000 three]] [[Anime/{{Pokemon3}} installments]] in the film adaptations of the long running anime, but the fifth film received a theatrical release anyway...
** ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'' (2002 in Japan, 2003 in the U.S.) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $20,867,919 (worldwide). This movie got a limited release in the United States that ultimately failed. As a result, all the U.S. dubs of the ''Pokemon'' film franchise were released DirectToVideo until a one weekend release of ''Anime/PokemonTheMovieBlackAndWhite'' in 2011.
* ''Film/{{Point Break|2015}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $105 million. Box office, $26.7 million (domestic), $85.1 million (worldwide). A failed attempt to remake [[Film/PointBreak1991 the original 1991 film]].
* ''Film/PoliceAcademy 6: City Under Siege'' (1989) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $11,567,217 (domestic). The bad reception of this movie resulted in a 5-year hiatus before the next and last film...
** ''Film/PoliceAcademy: Mission To Moscow.'' (1994) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, believe it or not, $126,247. The very poor performance of this final entry killed the film franchise altogether. It was also director Alan Metter's last theatrically released movie, and he [[AlanSmithee disowned it]].
* ''Film/{{Pollyanna}}'' (1960) -- Budget, $2.5 million. Box office, unknown. It got strong reviews despite critics being initially pessimistic, but it failed to make it even halfway to a projected $6 million goal gross. No sequels to the movie were produced when it couldn't perform financially.
* ''Film/{{Pompeii}}'' (2014) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $23,219,748 (domestic), $117,831,631 (worldwide). [[CreatorKiller Production company Film District was absorbed into Focus Features after this film.]]
* ''Film/PootieTang'' (2001) -- Budget, $7,000,000. Box office, $3,313,583. One of two films that year, the other being ''Osmosis Jones'', that put Chris Rock in a bad spot.
* ''Film/{{Poseidon}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $160 million. Box office, $60,674,817 (domestically), $181,674,817 (worldwide). Suffered the unfortunate fate of being a film about a disaster at sea released when the Indian Ocean tsunami was still fresh on everyone's mind. Between that and the film's negative reviews, this marked the derailment of director Creator/WolfgangPetersen's career, as he hasn't helmed another feature since.
* ''Film/{{Possession|2002}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $14,815,898.
* ''Film/ThePostman'' (1997) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $17,626,234. Where ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' failed (since its gross actually exceeded its budget), ''The Postman'' succeeded in [[CreatorKiller ending]] Creator/KevinCostner's A-list status and his run as producer-director of his own movies. He would continue finding work as an actor (and even [[Film/OpenRange direct again]]), to relative success.
* ''Film/{{Power}}'' (1986) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $3.8 million.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' (2002) -- Budget $10 million. Domestic box office, $15 million. It had the bad fortune to open opposite ''Franchise/StarWars Episode II: Film/AttackOfTheClones'' on the same day, and Warner Bros. (distributor of the PPG movie) exhausted their promotional energies to the first live-action ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' movie. Its failure pretty much killed off any chance of there being a second theatrical movie based off a Creator/CartoonNetwork original (at least until an ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' movie was announced in 2015, almost 13 years later).
* ''Film/{{Prefontaine}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $589,304. (Wow).
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies'' (2016) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $7,660,431 (so far).
* ''Film/{{Priest 2011}}'' -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $29,136,626 (domestic), $78,309,131 (worldwide).
* ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' (2010) -- Budget, $200 million. Box office, $90,759,676 (domestic), $336,365,676 (worldwide). A heavily-promoted attempt from Creator/JerryBruckheimer and Disney to avert the VideoGameMoviesSuck trope. Instead of ending the trend, the adaptation of the game fell headlong into it.
* ''Film/ProofOfLife'' (2000) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $62,761,005.
* ''Film/{{Psycho|1998}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $37,141,130, though director Gus Van Saint claims the studio "broke even" financially.
* ''Film/PunchDrunkLove'' (2002) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $24,591,032. One of the few Creator/AdamSandler films to not be despised by critics (it was a drama rather than a comedy, and actually received [[AcclaimedFlop pretty good reviews]]), ''Punch-Drunk Love'' only had a limited release, and director Creator/PaulThomasAnderson and producer [=JoAnne=] Sellar would have a 5 year wait before their next movies (for Sellar, her next movie would be ''Film/TheWickerMan'', which also tanked).
* ''Film/PunisherWarZone'' (2008) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $10,100,036. The movie bombing allowed Marvel to regain Comicbook/ThePunisher film rights.
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* ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'' (2002) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $30,336,800 (domestic), $45,479,110 (worldwide).
* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' (1998) -- Budget, $40,000,000 (Not counting marketing costs). Box office, $22,510,798 (domestic). A rare film in that its soundtrack became far more popular than the movie. This movie was the first in a series of animated misfires from Warner Bros. that led to ''Looney Tunes: Back In Action,'' which killed their animation department. Warner would not get a serious foothold in the theatrical animation industry until ''The Lego Movie'' in 2014. Creator/LaurenFaust worked on this movie and [[OldShame regrets ever working on it heavily.]]
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'' (1995) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $18.6 million. Started a slump of underperforming Creator/SamRaimi movies for the next several years.
* ''Film/{{RAD}}'' (1986) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $2,015,882. This was Hal Needham's final theatrical film (his final directed film period got ScrewedByTheLawyers and wound up a DirectToVideo release). ''RAD'' is noteworthy for having the most severe case of CriticalDissonance on Rotten Tomatoes (0% from critics, 91% from the audience. This CriticalDissonance allowed ''RAD'' to become a top rental video for several years.
* ''Film/RadioFlyer'' (1992) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $4,651,977. This could have been Creator/RichardDonner's last movie if not for ''Film/LethalWeapon3'' just three months later.
* ''Film/RaiseTheTitanic'' (1980) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $7 million. The production was [[TroubledProduction beset with problems]], and prompted Lew Grade to remark that "it would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic." The movie's failure helped bring about the [[CreatorKiller demise of Grade's ITC Entertainment]].[[note]]The final nail in ITC's coffin came a year later with the failure of ''The Legend of Franchise/{{the Lone Ranger}}''.[[/note]] ''Raise The Titanic!'' also made Clive Cussler, the author of the book upon which the film was based, refuse to allow any film adaptations of his work for the next 20 years. He relaxed his mandate just in time for '''another''' big budget bomb, ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', which he hated even more than ''Raise The Titanic!''. It's fair to say there may be a long wait before the next big screen adaptation of a Cussler novel.
* ''[[Film/{{Rampage|1987}} Rampage]]'' (1987) -- Budget, $7.5 million. Box office, $796,368. It went unreleased in America for five years when its original distributor, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, went bankrupt before Creator/MiramaxFilms eventually picked it up and gave it a limited run. Director Creator/WilliamFriedkin also recut and changed the ending for US audiences.
* ''Film/RandomHearts'' (1999) -- Budget, $64 million. Box office, $31,502,583 (domestic), $74,608,570 (worldwide).
* ''Film/RapaNui'' (1994) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $305,070. (Oui!)
* ''Film/{{Rebound}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $33.1 million. Box office, $17,492,014.
* ''Film/{{Redacted}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $65,388 (domestic), $716,053 (worldwide). Director Creator/BrianDePalma took a years-long sabbatical from Hollywood-level filmmaking.
* ''Film/RedCorner'' (1997) -- Budget, $48 million. Box office, $22,459,274.
* ''[[Film/RedDawn2012 Red Dawn]]'' (2012) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $48,169,782.
* ''Film/{{Redline}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $8,267,379.
* ''Film/RedPlanet'' (2000) -- Budget, $80100 million. Box office, $33,463,969. Director Antony Hoffman had no screen credits before this, and none after.
* ''Film/RedSonja'' (1985) -- Budget, $17.9 million. Box office, $6,948,633.
* ''Film/{{Regression}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $17.6 million. This film's poor critical and commercial performance has the potential of sending director/producer Alejandro Amenabar's career into [[CreatorKiller permanent regression]] (this was his first movie since 2009.)
* ''Film/ReignOverMe'' (2007) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $19,661,987 (domestic), $22,222,308 (worldwide). One of the few Creator/AdamSandler films to not be despised by critics (it was a drama rather than a comedy, and actually received [[AcclaimedFlop okay reviews]]), its producer, Jack Binder, didn't work another movie for 5 years, and Sandler proceeded to shut down the drama division of Creator/HappyMadisonProductions, Mr. Madison 23.
* ''Film/ReindeerGames'' (2000) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $32.1 million.
* ''Film/TheRelic'' (1997) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $33,956,608.
* ''Disney/TheReluctantDragon'' (1941) -- Budget, $600,000. Box office, $400,000. Walt Disney made this movie to showcase his studio's new headquarters in Burbank, recover money after the losses of ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' and ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', and stave off a strike from some of Walt's former animators. The strikers foiled this by picketing the film, and critics were disappointed in the movie being mostly live-action.
* ''Film/RenaissanceMan'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $24,332,324.
* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $31,670,620.
* ''Rent-a-Cop'' (1988) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $295,000. Director Jerry London only did television movies after this film's failure.
* ''Film/TheReplacementKillers'' (1998) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $19,204,929.
* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' (1990) -- Budget, $37,931,000. Box office, $27,931,461 (domestically), $47,431,461 (worldwide). This is unsurprising, given what it was [[Film/{{Rocky}} up]] [[Film/HomeAlone against]]. However, thanks to worldwide gross, it luckily didn't hamper Disney's then-fledgling Renaissance. It did however prompt Disney to make all its future DisneyAnimatedCanon sequels DirectToVideo and outside the canon until the possible exception of the sequels to ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. (''Disney/{{Fantasia}} 2000'' and ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' are semi-sequels that are part of the canon, but are considered package films that do not continue the story of their predecessors; ''Peter Pan II: Return To Neverland'' WAS released theatrically, but it doesn't count as part of the canon.). Plans for a third ''Rescuers'' movie were nixed following both this movie's disappointing box office take AND the death of Bianca's voice actress, Eva Gabor, and Disney made the remaining movies of the Disney Renaissance contain at least 4 musical numbers each (this film had no songs). ''The Rescuers Down Under'' is remembered fondly, however, for being popular with critics and for performing well in the VHS market under the ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' brand 10 months after its theatrical release.
* ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing'' (1989) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $192,816. This prompted a [[Series/SwampThing television adaptation]] which returned to the DarkerAndEdgier tone of the [[Film/SwampThing original movie]].
* ''Film/{{Restoration}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $4,005,941.
* ''Film/ReturnToOz'' (1985) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,137,801.
* ''Film/ReturnToTheBlueLagoon'' (1991) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $2,807,854. An OldShame for star Creator/MillaJovovich.
* ''Film/{{Revolution|1985}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $358,574. ExecutiveMeddling led to the film being released at Christmas when it wasn't even finished. Creator/AlPacino didn't make another movie for four years.
* ''Rhinestone'' (1984) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $21 million. Possibly a CreatorKiller for director Bob Clark, whose theatrical career turned low-key from then on after this film. Dolly Parton also took several years off before appearing in another movie.
* ''Film/RichieRich'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $38,087,756. Along with ''Film/GettingEvenWithDad'' and ''Film/ThePagemaster'', one of three Creator/MacaulayCulkin films that performed poorly at the box office that year. He did not appear in another feature film until 2003.
* ''Film/RidingInCarsWithBoys'' (2001) -- Budget, $48 million. Box office, $35,743,308. This is the last film that Creator/PennyMarshall has directed to date.
* ''Film/TheRightStuff'' (1983) -- Budget, estimated between $19 million to $27 million. Box office, $21,192,102. The triple-hit knockout of this film, ''WesternAnimation/TwiceUponATime'', and ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' (the third of which became the unfortunate victim of ExecutiveMeddling) led to the film's executive producer Alan Ladd, Jr. to shut down his production company and leave Warner Bros., and while he was appointed executive of MGM/UA just a year after the third aforementioned film's release, he would not return to his own and produce another film until ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''.
* ''Film/RighteousKill'' (2008) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $40,081,410 (domestic), $78,460,699 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Ringmaster}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $9,257,103. A failed attempt for controversial talk show host Creator/JerrySpringer to get into movies.
* ''Film/{{RIPD}}'' (2013) -- Budget, $130 million. Box office, $78,324,220. This film and ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'' are arguably [[StarDerailingRole Star Derailing Roles]] for Ryan Reynolds.
* ''Film/RideWithTheDevil'' (1999) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $635,096. (Oh wow).
* ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' (2012) -- Budget, $145 million. Box office, $103,412,758 (domestic), $306,941,670 (worldwide). Due to marketing and promotional costs the movie ended up losing [=DreamWorks=] and Paramount $83 million and resulted in the layoffs of 350 [=DreamWorks=] employees.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' (2000) -- Budget, $95 million. Box office, $76,432,727. Plans for sequels were cancelled due to its lackluster take.
* ''Film/TheRoadToWellville'' (1994) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $6,562,513.
* ''Film/{{Roar}}'' (1981) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $2 million.
* ''[[Film/RobinHood2010 Robin Hood]]'' (2010) -- Budget, $200 million. Box office, $105,669,730 (domestic), $321,669,741 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Robocop 3}}'' (1993) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $10,696,210. [[FranchiseKiller Killed]] the film franchise for over 21 years before [[Film/{{Robocop2014}} the 2014]] ContinuityReboot, which also flopped (at least domestically) and again killed the film franchise.
* ''[[Film/RoboCop2014 RoboCop]]'' (2014) -- Budget, $100 million (not counting marketing costs), $130 million (counting them). Box office, $58,607,007 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $242,688,965 (worldwide)]]. Despite being rescued by foreign gross, that didn't stop the media from honoring it as one of the biggest box office flops of 2014, grossing only a muggy $21.5 million on its opening weekend domestically.
* ''Film/RobotJox'' (1990) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $1.2 million.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' (1991) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $11,657,385. This film sank Creator/DonBluth's studio into bankruptcy, though it would survive to make three more critical and commercial busts (''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark'', and ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin''), and turned star Glen Campbell into a laughingstock; Campbell would never return to the big screen again.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' (1983) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, '''$30,379'''. Yes, only thirty thousand bucks. The film received no promotion from MGM in either its original American release, nor its home video release.
* ''Film/RockOfAges'' (2012) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $59,418,613.
* ''Film/RockTheKasbah'' (2015) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $3,020,664.
* ''Film/{{Rollerball}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $25,852,764. It promptly [[StarDerailingRole ended]] Chris Klein's mainstream career.
* ''Film/RomeoIsBleeding'' (1993) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $3,275,585.
* ''Film/{{Rosewood}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $13,130,349.
* ''Film/TheRover'' (2014) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $2,295,423.
* ''Film/RubyCairo'' (1992) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $608,866. (OMG).
* ''[[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie]]'' -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $113,484. [=GoodTimes=] Entertainment's only ever attempt at a theatrical feature film, it had animation on par with their direct-to-video movies, with most of the budget going to A-list actors, a Music/PaulMcCartney song and the rights to use Rudolph. Getting released in the middle of October might have also played a part.
* ''Film/TheRumDiary'' (2011) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $23,947,544.
* ''Film/RumbleFish'' (1983) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $2,494,480.
* ''Film/RumorHasIt'' (2005) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $43,000,262 (domestic), $88,933,562 (worldwide).
* ''Run'' (1991) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $4,409,328.
* ''Film/RunAllNight'' (2015) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $26,461,644 (domestic), $66,961,644 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheRundown'' (2003) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $80,916,492.
* ''Film/{{Rush|1991}}'' (1991) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $7,241,350.
* ''Film/RustlersRhapsody'' (1985) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $6,090,497.
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* ''Film/{{Sabotage}}'' (2014) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $17,508,518.
* ''Film/{{Sahara|1984}}'' (1984) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $1,402,962.
* ''Film/{{Sahara}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $241.1 million.[[note]]That was $160 million in production costs, plus $81.1 million in distribution and marketing expenses.[[/note]] Box office, $119,269,486. After a lawsuit from author Clive Cussler put several documents relating to the film's production into the public domain, the ''[[AmericanNewspapers Los Angeles Times]]'' did [[http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-movie15apr15,0,6005119.story a report]] using the film as a case study in UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting and production costs run amok. This was the first time since ''Raise The Titanic!'' that Cussler had allowed a feature film based off his work to be made, and the fallout from its massive production effectively reinforced his stance against having his books adapted out, possibly permanently. ''Sahara'' was also a [[CreatorKiller career-derailing directing job]] for Breck Eisner, son of Disney boss Michael Eisner, who hasn't made an attempt to direct a big-budget tentpole movie since.
* ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie'' (1985) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $23,717,291.
* ''Film/{{Saturn 3}}'' (1980) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $9 million. This movie was released in the ultimate bad year for ITC Entertainment (it had a lot of underperforming films, of which ''Raise The Titanic'' was the biggest loss and killed the company.) ITC boss Lew Grade presold TV rights to NBC for $4 million, which offset some of the film's losses.
* ''Film/TheScarletLetter'' (1995) -- Budget, $46 million. Box office, $10,382,407. The film was derided for adding sex and action scenes and changing the ending. Creator/DemiMoore didn't help by claiming "In truth, not very many people have read the book." This movie, along with ''Super Mario Bros'', would begin producer Roland Joffe's drop into the B and then C lists of producers/directors.
* ''Film/SchoolForScoundrels'' (2006) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $23,947,685.
* ''Scorched'' (2002) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $8,000. That's right, ''8,000 dollars''.
* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' (2010) -- Budget, $8590 million ($60 million after tax rebates). Box office, $47,664,559.
* ''Film/ScoutsGuideToTheZombieApocalypse'' (2015) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $12.9 million.
* ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'' (2011) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $38,180,928 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $97,138,686 (worldwide)]]. The film's disappointing domestic box office killed immediate interest in a ''Scream 5'' and ''Scream 6'' that its story set up. However, Harvey Weinstein said he was happy with the film's international box office and that a fifth film was still planned, most likely as the series conclusion. It still hasn't entered production. A ''Scream'' TV series has been greenlit for MTV and has officially begun broadcast, so it remains to be seen if the show will revive interest in the film series. This is also noteworthy for being the final theatrical movie that Creator/WesCraven directed before he died of brain cancer in 2015.
* ''The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo'' (1997) -- Budget, Unknown, but... Box office, $346,056.
* ''Film/TheSecretLifeOfWalterMitty'' (2013) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $58,236,838 (domestic), $188,133,322 (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheSeekerTheDarkIsRising'' (2007) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $31,400,740.
* ''Film/{{Selfless}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $12,231,962.
* ''Senseless'' (1998) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $12.8 million.
* ''September Dawn'' (2007) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $1 million. The controversial film lasted in theaters for two weeks before being pulled. It's the last theatrical release that Christopher Cain has directed so far.
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $39 million. Box office, $38,869,464.
* ''Serving Sara'' (2002) -- Budget, $29 million. Box office, $20,146,150. This is the last movie Reginald Hudlin directed, but he's still visible as a producer.
* ''Film/{{Seventh Son|2015}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $95 million. Box office, $17,223,265 (domestic), $110,623,265 (worldwide).
* ''Shadows And Fog'' (1991) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $2,735,731.
* ''Shadow Conspiracy'' (1997) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $2,312,463.
* ''Film/{{Shanghai}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $9,245,667.
* ''Film/ShanghaiSurprise'' (1986) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $2,315,683. Derailed Music/{{Madonna}}'s film career, but Sean Penn's mainstream career managed to recover (though their relationship did not). Director Jim Goddard, however, was much less fortunate.
* ''Film/{{Shattered}}'' (1991) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $11,511,031.
* ''Film/ShesSoLovely'' (1997) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $7,281,450.
* ''Film/{{Sheena}}'' (1984) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $5,778,353. Writer Lorenzo Semple Jr.'s career began to wind down after this movie, as did director John Guillermin (they only worked on one more movie.)
* ''Film/TheShelteringSky'' (1990) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $2,075,084.
* ''Film/TheShippingNews'' (2001) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $24,405,825.
* ''Film/ShootEmUp'' (2007) -- Budget, $39 million. Box office, $26,820,641.
* ''Film/{{Shorts}}'' (2009) -- Budget, 20 million. Box office, $20,919,166 (domestic), $28,972,508 (worldwide).
* ''Shout'' (1991) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $3,547,684. This film did not open in many markets, and was criticized by Roger Ebert for being historically and geographically inaccurate in its setting. ''Shout'' served as choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday's only theatrical direction job, and he wouldn't try directing anything again for 20 years.
* ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $20,350,754. [[StarDerailingRole Derailed the Hollywood career of star Elizabeth Berkley]], [[GenreKiller and the viability of NC-17 rated films in general]]. Also put a heavy dent in director Paul Verhoeven's career as well as writer Joe Eszterhas who had a double-whammy with this and ''Jade''. ''Burn Hollywood Burn'' would finally fell him 3 years later. Verhoeven even became the first person to accept a Razzie in person at the awards show. ''Showgirls'' was partially salvaged by home video sales, however, becoming one of MGM's highest home entertainment sellers. [[note]] Carolco Pictures originally produced the movie before selling its distribution rights to United Artists to raise money for Cutthroat Island, which was a much larger bomb and destroyed Carolco Pictures for the next 2 decades. [[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Showtime}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $77,741,732. One of three flops in 2002 that severely impacted Creator/EddieMurphy's career.
* ''Film/TheSicilian'' (1987) -- Budget, $16.5 million. Box office, $5,406,879 (domestic). This film continued the descent of Michael Cimino's career. Cimino and the film were also hurt by a post-production editing incident with Cimino [[PrimaDonnaDirector being Cimino]], which landed him in court.
* ''Film/SidAndNancy'' (1986) -- Budget, $4 million. Box office, $2,826,523.
* ''Siesta'' (1987) -- Budget, $5,000,000. Box office, $604,491. (Try sleeping on that.)
* ''Silent Fall'' (1994) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $3,180,674.
* ''Film/ASimpleWish'' (1997) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $8.3 million. This was the final film from director Michael Ritchie before his death in 2001, and child actress Mara Wilson's second to last live-action film.
* ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'' (2003) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $26,483,452 (domestic), $80,767,884 (worldwide). This was DreamWorks's final 2D animated film. Co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that they were abandoning traditional animation after ''Sinbad'' sunk at the box office, and the film itself, along with Disney's ''Treasure Planet'' and ''Home on the Range,'' put an end to 2D animation until [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog 2009.]]
* ''Film/SinCityADameToKillFor'' (2014) -- Budget, estimated between $60 million to $70 million. Box office, $35,093,856. Compare its opening weekend (number 8 at $6,317,683) to its predecessor movie, which debuted number 1 at the box office with $29,120,273 against a budget of $40 million. The nine-year-long gap between both films resulting in diminished interest and [[SexSells controversy over its teaser poster featuring a semi-nude Ava Lord]] didn't help matters.
* ''Sing'' (1989) -- Budget, $11.5 million. Box office, $2.2 million.
* ''Film/TheSingingDetective'' (2003) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $337,173.
* ''Six Weeks'' (1982) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $6.7 million.
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' (2004) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $57,958,696.
* ''Film/{{Slackers}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $6,413,915.
* ''Film/SlavesOfNewYork'' (1989) -- Budget, Unknown, but the ugly part is... Box office, $463,972. This movie, along with ''Film/PinkCadillac'', [[StarDerailingRole ran Bernadette Peters's cinematic career back off the road]] after she took a seven year hiatus from the big screen for her role in several bombs at the beginning of the 80's. The stage actress and singer has not been in a leading role in movies she appears in since 1989.
* ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' (1959) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $5.3 million. While it WAS the second highest box office success that year, its high production costs due to it being filmed in 70mm and several other factors in Walt's studio that year resulted in the company winding up over $1 million in the red, which lead to layoffs. ''Sleeping Beauty'' would [[VindicatedByHistory find its legs in theatrical reissues in later years,]] and it broke records when it hit home video under the ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' label in 1986, allowing it to fully go mainstream.
* ''Sleeping Beauty'' (2011) -- Budget, $3 million. Box office, $36,578 (domestic), $A300,888 (Australia). This only had a limited release in the States.
* ''Film/{{Sleepover}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $10,000,000. Box office, $10,148,953
* ''Film/{{Slither}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $15 million (not counting marketing costs), $29.5 million (counting them). Box office, $12,834,936.
* ''The Slugger's Wife'' (1985) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $1,878,561. Hal Ashby only had one more movie after this one before he died, and producer Ray Stark had to wait four years for his next film.
* ''A Smile Like Yours'' (1997) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $3,330,352.
* ''SmillasSenseOfSnow'' (1997) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $2,372,903.
* ''Film/SnowFallingOnCedars'' (1999) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $23,049,593.
* ''Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer'' (1993) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $11,585,483.
* ''Solarbabies'' (1986) -- Budget, $7.5 million. Box office, $1,579,260. This was the second film from cinematographer Alan Johnson, but this one was his last, since it blew any more directing jobs he could have had into a supernova.
* ''Film/{{Solaris}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $30,002,758.
* ''Film/{{Soldier}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $15 million.
* ''Film/{{Solo}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $5,107,669. Director Noberto Barba focused mainly on television, most notably ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', since this movie failed.
* ''Film/TheSoloist'' (2009) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $38,332,994.
* ''Film/SomeoneToWatchOverMe'' (1987) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $10,278,549.
* ''Film/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' (1983) -- Budget, $19 million (estimated). Box office, $8.4 million. This movie, along with ''Film/{{TRON}},'' nearly bankrupted Walt Disney Productions. Not long after this, CEO Ron Miller started Touchstone to produce more adult fare from Disney, but although its first release ''Film/{{Splash}}'' fared very well, it was too little, too late for Miller when the previous failures, Walt's nephew Roy E. Disney's resignation and Save Disney campaign, a shutdown attempt from businessman Saul Steinberg, the Disney stereotype, AND the delayed and eventual failure of Feature Animation's ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' ultimately combined to allow Paramount president Michael Eisner to dethrone Miller the next year. When Miller was offered a demotion to animation, [[CreatorKiller he resigned altogether instead, and was not heard from in Hollywood]] again until a special thanks credit in Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' (the animation position was taken by Roy). A remake by David Katzenberg, the son of Eisner's former protege turned [=DreamWorks=] founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, is said to be in the planning stages.
* ''Film/SonOfTheMask'' (2005) -- Budget, $84 million. Box office, $57.5 million. Nearly every major cast and crew member who worked on this movie [[StarDerailingRole never recovered from it]].
* ''Film/SonOfThePinkPanther'' (1993) -- Budget, $25 million (not counting marketing costs), $28 million (counting them). Box office, $2,438,031. This movie tried to reboot the troubled franchise, but ended up becoming {{stillborn|Franchise}} instead, nearly killing Roberto Benigini's then-fledgling American reputation and forcing producer Creator/BlakeEdwards to retire. Famed Czech actor Herbert Lom, who reprised his long-running role as Inspector Dreyfus in the film, became blindsided by the film-making process after the film's failure that he retired from acting, though he would make two final appearances on the television series ''Creator/AgathaChristie's Marple'', eleven years later.
* ''Film/{{Sorcerer}}'' (1977) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $12 million. (It didn't help that everyone on Earth was standing in line to watch ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' that year.)
* ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'' (2010) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $63,150,991 (domestic), $215,283,742 (worldwide).
* ''Film/SoulSurvivors'' (2001) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $4,299,141. After getting sucked up and spat out by critics, this movie became part of a year's slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate.
* ''Film/ASoundOfThunder'' (2005) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $11,665,465.
* ''Film/SpaceCamp'' (1986) -- Budget, $18-25 million. Box office, $9,697,739. Being released mere months after the Challenger explosion is suggested to be one of the major reasons this movie flopped. It was also the last film released by ABC Motion Pictures.
* ''Film/{{Spanglish}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $55,041,367.
* ''Film/{{Spartan}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $8,112,772.
* ''The Specials'' (2000) -- Budget, $1,000,000. Box office, $13,276. Writer Creator/JamesGunn eventually broke out of the indie market with ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', but producer Mark Altman (who wrote the ''House of the Dead'' movies that Uwe Boll disowned) wasn't so lucky.
* ''Film/SpeciesII'' (1998) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $26,817,565. Co-producer Dennis Feldman only worked on one more movie the following year before sticking with comic books, director Peter Medak didn't work on any more movies period, as did writer Chris Brancato (the latter moved to TV), and the movie's sequels went straight to cable.
* ''Film/Speed2CruiseControl'' (1997) -- Budget, $160 million. Box office, $48,608,066 (domestically), $164,508,066 (worldwide). The absence of ''Film/{{Speed}}'' star Keanu Reeves plus the sequel getting the exact opposite critical reception of the original movie resulted in one of the classic examples of {{Sequelitis}} at its worst. Any plans to turn ''Speed'' into a film series crashed and burned with this movie, and star Creator/SandraBullock, who DID return for this sequel, [[OldShame is only ever willing to talk about the original]].
* ''Film/SpeedRacer'' (2008) -- Budget, $120 million (not counting marketing costs), $200 million (counting them). Box office, $93,945,766. Began the career and reputation disintegration of the Wachowskis (though their fall was actually signaled much earlier, with ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'').
* ''Film/{{Sphere}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $37,020,277.
* ''Film/TheSpirit'' (2008) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $39,031,337. This is Creator/FrankMiller's second-worst box office bomb, surpassed in 2014 by ''ComicBook/SinCity: A Dame to Kill For''.
* ''Film/StanleyAndIris'' (1990) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $5,820,015. This was the last film Creator/MartinRitt ever directed, and he later died months after its release.
* ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' (2002) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $67.3 million. Though it opened against [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings stiff competition]], its poor performance halted the ''Star Trek'' movie franchise until [[Film/StarTrek the reboot]] seven years later (it also halted director Stuart Baird and writer John Logan's careers as well, though Logan would return to screenwriting five years later). ''TNG'' cast member Creator/BrentSpiner's writing job on this film and his appearance in ''Film/TheMasterOfDisguise'', which was devoured and spat out by critics, wound up sending his career into a bad spot, though he is still visible. Finally, it derailed Creator/TomHardy's career for a while (he played Shinzon, the film's BigBad), and he [[CreatorBacklash hates this movie]] [[OldShame with a passion]], refusing to discuss it (three other ''TNG'' crew members, Creator/LeVarBurton, Marina Sirtis, and Creator/GatesMcFadden, also despise the film).
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' (1997) -- Budget, $105 million. Box office, $54,814,377 (domestic), $121,214,377 (worldwide). This didn't prevent a small franchise based on the movie from taking root. [[AcclaimedFlop Later regarded as one of the most entertaining movies of the 90s by Slant Magazine.]]
* ''Film/TheStarvingGames'' (2013) -- Budget, $8.5 million. Box office, $3,889,688. Although most of [[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg's]] movies up to this point have all been unanimously reviled by critics, this is the first of their spoofs to clearly flop at the box office.
* ''Film/TheStatement'' (2003) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $1.5 million. Creator/NormanJewison never directed another film again after this movie flopped in its limited release.
* ''Film/{{Stay}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $8,342,132.
* ''Film/StealBigStealLittle'' (1995) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $3,150,170.
* ''Film/StealingHarvard'' (2002) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $14,277,032.
* ''Film/{{Stealth}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $135 million. Box office, $76,932,872.
* ''Film/{{Steel}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $1,710,972. The movie only confirmed that basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal should "stick to hoops." He would not be in a movie where he played a fictional character rather than himself again until ''Smurfs 2''. ''Steel'', along with ''Batman & Robin'' and an assist in the infamous ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'' 1999 video game, quashed DC Comics' dominance in the industry, and Marvel would fully take over as the alpha comic book company from that point to now starting with the first ''Film/{{Blade}}'' movie the next year, 1998, before picking up steam with the original ''Film/XMen1'' in 2000. DC wouldn't recover until ''Film/BatmanBegins'' in 2005.
* ''Film/TheStepfordWives'' (2004) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $59,484,742 (domestic), $102,001,626 (worldwide).
* ''Film/SteveJobs'' (2015) -- Budget, $30 million (not counting marketing costs), $60 million (counting them). Box office, $17.8 million (domestic), $24.3 million (worldwide). Despite [[AcclaimedFlop highly positive reception]] and breaking numerous records on its initial limited run, the biopic of [[Creator/SteveJobs the namesake legendary tech icon]] opened at just $7.2 million on its opening weekend when it was widely released. It had a notorious TroubledProduction (Sony ended up dropping the film for Universal to pick up thanks to disputes over creative direction) and was disowned by the estate of Jobs as well as Apple CEO Tim Cook over its presumed negative portrayal of the Apple founder, [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch despite having never saw the film themselves by the time they made their complaints]] (one of Jobs's colleagues from Disney/Creator/{{Pixar}}, [[Creator/PixarRegulars Ed Catmull]], also criticized the film). Universal ultimately pulled it from all but a handful of theaters about a month after its release due to continuous poor performance - they'd end up doing the same with [[Film/JemAndTheHolograms another disaster]] not one week later.
* ''Film/{{Stick}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $8,489,518.
* ''Film/{{Stolen}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $2,106,558.
* ''Stone'' (2010) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $1,810,078 (domestic), $9,479,718 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Stonewall}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $186,354. This film, based on the riot at New York City's Stonewall Inn that started the gay rights movement, was doomed to failure once director Creator/RolandEmmerich cast a heterosexual white male in the lead, then played extremely fast and extremely loose with the facts surrounding the event. The entire GLBT community was quick to condemn the film once the first trailer came out, and some comments from Emmerich defending his decisions didn't help matters. Then the first weekend's box office came in, and everyone rushed to declare ''Stonewall'' a bigger disaster film than Emmerich's ''actual'' disaster films like ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' or ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow''.
* ''Film/StoneCold'' (1991) -- Budget, $17-25 million. Box office, $9,151,887.
* ''Stop-Loss'' (2008) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11 million.
* ''Film/StrangeDays'' (1995) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $7,959,291.
* ''Film/StrangeInvaders'' (1983) -- Budget, $5.5 million. Box office, $1,362,303. This was meant to be the second part of a trilogy, but the weak returns got the third part [[FranchiseKiller sent into orbit.]] Director Michael Laughlin did not hang around Hollywood for much longer.
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' (2015) -- Budget, unknown. Its opening weekend was only $5.5 million, making it the all-time worst-opening ever for an animated film in 3000+ theaters. This can be mostly blamed on Disney releasing it in January with minimal advertising and it being a JukeBoxMusical that critics despised.
* ''Film/StrangeWilderness'' (2008) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $6,964,734.
* ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi'' (2009) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $12,764,201. A [[VideoGameMoviesSuck video game movie]] based solely on a popular character, it sunk most of its inbuilt fanbase's interest when they cast Kristin Kreuk as the Chinese character of Chun Li. Any accusations of whitewashing aside, this was an indication that the makers of the movie were discarding whatever (admittedly flimsy) canon information there was to be had about the character and her world to make an "InNameOnly" film.
* ''Film/StreetsOfFire'' (1984) -- Budget, $14.5 million. Box Office, $8,089,290. This movie was originally pitched to Paramount, but wound up being distributed by MCA/Universal instead. Paramount executive Jeffrey Katzenberg's confrontation with producer Larry Gordon over it and Gordon's next film ''Film/BrewstersMillions'' torched Gordon's friendship with Paramount/Disney boss Michael Eisner for 2 years. However, despite the film's failure in its country of origin, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it found success in Japan]], which lead to the creation of Creator/{{Capcom}}'s ''Franchise/StreetFighter''.
* ''Street Smart'' (1987) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $1,119,112. This is one of the movies that eventually did in Creator/TheCannonGroup, and is the second bust for them and Christopher Reeve after ''Superman IV'' in 1987 (alongside ''Masters of the Universe'' the same year for The Cannon Group alone); Reeve had agreed to do the ''Superman'' movie to fund this one.
* ''Film/StrokerAce'' (1983) -- Budget, $16.5 million. Box office, $13 million.
* ''Stuart Saves His Family'' (1995) -- Budget, $6.3 million. Box office, $912,082. This movie's failure put a temporary halt on the previously successful ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' films until ''Night at the Roxbury'' three years later.
* ''Literature/TheStupids'' (1996) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $2 million. Was critically blasted as well. One of the 3 [[StarDerailingRole career-halting films with Tom Arnold released that year]].
* ''Film/SuckerPunch'' (2011) -- Budget, $82 million. Box office, $36,392,502 (domestic), $89,792,502 (worldwide).
* ''Film/SugarAndSpice'' (2001) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $16.9 million. Was director Francine [=McDougall=]'s theatrical debut; since its failure she has yet to do another one, mainly sticking to television features now.
* ''Sunchaser'' (1996) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $21,508. Michael Cimino's first film since ''Desperate Hours'', his behavior with this film and its failure in its limited test run, which sent it DirectToVideo, killed off what was left of his career and reputation. Cimino has not been heard from in Hollywood at all since 1996, but did write a few books in the early 2000s and directed the ''No Translation Needed'' segment of the French anthology film ''To Each His Own Cinema''.
* ''Film/{{Sunset}}'' (1988) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $4,594,452. ''Sunchaser'' was writer Rod Amateau's final film credit, and its failure along with the creation of ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'' completely shredded his career.
* ''The Super'' (1991) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $11 million.
* ''Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2'' (2004) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $9.4 million. This was the last movie that Bob Clark directed before he died.
* ''Film/SuperCapers'' (2009) -- Budget, $2,000,000. Box office, $30,955. Yes, that's around '''1.5%''' of its budget made up.
* ''Film/{{Superfast}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $1.8 million. The second bomb in a row for the duo of Seltzer and Friedberg.
* ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' (1993) -- Budget, $42 million (not counting marketing costs), $48 million (counting them). Box office, $20,915,465. Squashed an attempt by Disney, who distributed the film through Hollywood Pictures, to integrate Nintendo into their business (Comcast/Universal would [[LaserGuidedKarma get the chance to integrate Nintendo into]] ''[[LaserGuidedKarma their]]'' [[Ride/UniversalStudios business]] in 2015). Sadly started the VideoGameMoviesSuck trend, which continues to this day. The [[DarkerAndEdgier drastically different take on Mario]] also led to Nintendo [[ScrewedByTheLawyers mandating]] that none of their franchises outside ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' be adapted into movies, though by the early 2010s, this mandate began to get relaxed. This is the film Creator/BobHoskins considered to be his biggest OldShame. The husband-and-wife directing team of Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, who Hoskins disdained, never worked on another theatrical film, and the movie, along with ''The Scarlet Letter'', would begin producer Roland Joffe's drop into the B and then C lists of producers/directors.
* ''Supercross'' (2005) -- Budget, $9 million. Box office, $3 million (domestic). Apparently fared a little better [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff outside America]].
* ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' (1984) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $14.2 million. The film's failure was possibly a reason why superheroine movies were a wasteland for decades. It also lead to the Salkinds selling the Superman film rights to the Cannon Group.
* ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' (1987) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $15,681,080. This ultimately did in Creator/TheCannonGroup, [[StarDerailingRole nuked the career]] of Mark Pillow, who played a villain, and put the ''Superman'' film franchise in hibernation until ''Film/SupermanReturns'' in 2006, which at least turned a profit but still failed to wake the franchise. Superman would eventually be rebooted in 2013 as ''Film/ManOfSteel''.
* ''Film/{{Supernova}}'' (2000) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $14,828,081.
* ''Film/{{Surrogates}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $38,577,772 (domestic), $122,444,772 (worldwide).
* ''Film/SurvivingChristmas'' (2004) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $15,120,800.
* ''Film/SurvivingPicasso'' (1996) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $2,021,348.
* ''Film/SuspectZero'' (2004) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $11,416,075.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' (1994) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $9,771,658.
* ''Film/TheSwarm'' (1978) -- Budget, $11.5 million to $21 million. Box office, $7.6 million. This didn't last more than two weeks in theaters, and was the first of three disaster disasters that blew apart the career of Irwin Allen.
* ''Film/{{Swept Away|2002}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $598,645. Music/{{Madonna}} was so dismayed by the reception that she hasn't appeared in a starring live-action role since.
* ''Film/SwingKids'' (1993) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $5,632,086.
* ''Film/{{Switchback}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $6,492,660.
* ''Switching Channels'' (1988) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $9.129,999.
* ''Film/TaiPan'' (1986) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $4,007,250.
* ''Take Me Home Tonight'' (2011) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $6.9 million.
* ''Film/TheTakingOfBeverlyHills'' (1991) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $939,277.
* ''Film/TallTale'' (1995) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $11,047,627. The first of three career-zapping bombs for Jeremiah Chechik.
* ''Film/TankGirl'' (1995) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $4,064,495. In addition to being a StarDerailingRole for Lori Petty, who played the titular character, this movie immediately became an OldShame for co-star Naomi Watts and the creators of the ''Tank Girl'' comic, Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett, who were brought in to animate a handful of scenes when incompetent producers and ExecutiveMeddling left those scenes unfilmed, an experience they despised. When the movie [[IncrediblyLamePun tanked,]] Martin & Hewlett [[CreatorBacklash responded by]] [[FranchiseKiller discontinuing the main comic for 10 years]], and said incompetent producers saw their careers get shelled, plus Rachel Talalay never directed again, and only did one more cinematic release.
* ''Film/{{Tekken}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $1,696,665.
* ''The Telephone'' (1988) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $99,978 (YIKES!). Whoopi Goldberg sued Rip Torn, who directed the film, in a failed attempt to stop its release, and it was greeted at its New York screening by "I want my money back!" and "I hope the film breaks!" cries from the audience. Torn never directed another movie, and the film's producers saw their careers derailed, plus Harry Nilsson and Terry Southern never wrote another screenplay
* ''The Temp'' (1993) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $6.4 million.
* ''Tempest'' (1982) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $5 million.
* ''[[Film/TheTempest2010 The Tempest]]'' (2010) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $277,943 (domestic), $346,594 (worldwide). (That hurts.)
* ''Film/TerminalVelocity'' (1994) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $16,487,349.
* ''Texas Rangers'' (2001) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $763,740. Sat on a shelf for two years before being shoved out to theaters. Director Steve Miner wouldn't direct another theatrical film for nine years.
* ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' (2015) -- Budget, $155 million. Box office, $90 million (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $441 million (worldwide)]]. Its poor domestic performance and tepid reception among critics, fans, and audiences may have killed the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise for now, since Paramount shelved any sequels; this ironically happened to be the third [[FranchiseKiller Franchise Terminator]] in a row after 2003's ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' and 2009's ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' led to reboots, with the production houses who made these films eventually going under. This film also more or less proved that Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger is not a leading man anymore, ensured Creator/EmiliaClarke will still be remembered for her role in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' for a bit, put a crutch on the career of Creator/JasonClarke, and is part of a bad string for Creator/JaiCourtney.
* ''Film/ThatsLife'' (1986) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $4,079,895.
* ''Film/ThatsMyBoy'' (2012) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $57,719,093.
* ''That's What I Am'' (2011) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $6,400. It only played in ten theaters and closed after three days, but in comparison to other WWE films, got decent reviews.
* ''Film/ThereBeDragons'' (2011) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $4,372,642.
* ''Film/{{They}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $16,130,385.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' (1993) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $669,276 (no, we didn't mistype it). WhatCouldHaveBeen perhaps a milestone in animation turned into one of the biggest flops of all time. The film sat on the shelf for decades because Creator/RichardWilliams tried to completely finance it independently (a technique he was noted for in many of his projects) and failed to complete it on the deadline the studio set for him. It was then taken from him and then [[ExecutiveMeddling turned into a saccharine musical]] that borrowed elements from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''[[note]] which, by the way, had ended its original theatrical run and gone on to be the second-to-last installment in the ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' home video series by the time ''The Thief And The Cobbler'' finally hit theaters.[[/note]] after IT had borrowed elements from ''The Thief And The Cobbler'', a move WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic called [[IncestIsRelative "animated inbreeding."]] [[CreatorBacklash Richard Williams refuses to acknowledge any part of the film]] and [[OldShame regrets having completion insurance for it]], [[CreatorKiller and his filmography would be nonexistent until 2010, and low-key after.]]
* ''Film/{{The Thing|2011}}'' (2011) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $27,428,670.
* ''Film/TheThingCalledLove'' (1993) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $1,029,721.
* ''The Third Miracle'' (2000) -- Budget, Unknown, but... Box office, $591,142.
* ''Film/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' (2000) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $19.7 million. This was the last time child actress Mara Wilson would step in front of a movie camera (she retired in order to focus on school), and the only major theatrical adaptation of the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' children's series thus far.
* ''Film/AThousandWords'' (2012) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $22,044,277 (domestic), $3,594,150 (international). Filmed in 2008, but was shelved for four years due to Creator/{{Dreamworks}} breaking away from Paramount.
* ''Film/ThreeForTheRoad'' (1987) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $1,539,000. Three careers saw a severe downgrade to B-level Hollywood as a result of this movie: Stars Alan Ruck and Kerri Green, whose teenage idol days were cut short prematurely, and director Bill Norton, who was barely heard from until 1994, and hasn't attempted to direct another theatrical film since.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' (1994) -- Budget, $28,000,000. Box office, $11,373,501. A doomed attempt to rescue Don Bluth's studio and take some of Disney's musical share (including casting Disney/TheLittleMermaid herself, [[NoteworthyDisneyStaff Jodi Benson]], as the title character.) This didn't help music composer Barry Manilow's career in cinema out much; one of the songs he wrote for the movie, "Marry the Mole", made ''Thumbelina'' the only animated film to win a Razzie until the middle of The New 10's.
* ''Film/{{Thunderbirds}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $57 million. Box office, $28,283,637. This movie's failure resulted in director and ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' cast member Creator/JonathanFrakes being relegated to TV directing jobs only.
* ''Film/{{Thunderpants}}'' (2002) -- Budget, 3,500,000 British Pounds Sterling. Box office, 1,860,002 British Pounds Sterling. It got decent reviews, and that fact plus ''Film/GarfieldTheMovie'' kept director Peter Hewitt's career alive (but not for long).
* ''Tigerland'' (2000) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $139,692. (Oh no).
* ''Film/TilThereWasYou'' (1997) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $3,525,125.
* ''Film/{{Timeline}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $43,935,763. This was the final blow to the career of executive producer Michael Ovitz.
* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' (2000) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $36,754,634. The film's failure, caused by lack of promotion due to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox's lack of confidence, led to the closure of Fox Animation Studios, the company Fox formed with the film's directors Creator/DonBluth and Gary Goldman. Fox later returned to the animation industry by appointing Creator/BlueSkyStudios as their animation division beginning with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' (which was initially going to be a 2D animated feature, until ''Titan A.E.'' bombed). It is both Bluth and Goldman's last major film project to date. It was also a major factor to ending TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation (with the failures of the aforementioned ''Treasure Planet'' and ''Home on the Range'' serving as the final blows), as the film's failure convinced the major animation studios (Disney and Creator/DreamWorks to be more specific) that the traditional animation industry was no longer being classified as relevant thanks to the ever-growing popularity of computer animation (though there still are [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog hopes]] [[Disney/WinnieThePooh for]] yet another renaissance).
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'' (1992) -- Budget, $3.5 million (Not counting marketing costs). Box office, $3,560,469 (domestic). A lot of criticism towards the film was due to the eponymous world-famous duo being SuddenlyVoiced, friends, AND singing, and the plot of the film going in a Disney-esque direction that reduced Tom & Jerry effectively to supporting characters. The movie's failure convinced Hanna-Barbera never to experiment with this type of film again, making all future Tom & Jerry films Direct-To-Video and with the duo silent once more. It was also the second to last score by Henry Mancini, the last film Dana Hill was in, a StarDerailingRole for both her and Richard Kind (they voiced the duo), and prevented producer/director Phil Roman from working on another theatrically released movie until 2015 (he stuck with television, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' material since).
* ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $190 million (not counting marketing costs), Approx. $250-$330 million (counting them). Box office, $92,842,526 (domestic), $204,742,526 (worldwide). Could very well be a StarDerailingRole for Creator/GeorgeClooney as well as major co-stars Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy (this film was intended as a StarMakingRole for them; that possibility is gone and replaced with potentially stalling their cinematic careers). This is also the first misstep (and a considerable one) for acclaimed director Creator/BradBird, whose hopes of earning the AuteurLicense have been likely delayed until the end of the decade. Disney CFO Jay Rasulo ironically stepped down from the company around this time after being passed over for promotion in favor of Disney Parks boss Thomas Staggs. In addition, plans for a third ''Film/{{Tron}}'' movie were "deleted" after this film's disappointing opening weekend along with any sci-fi material that is not ''Star Wars'' or MarvelCinematicUniverse related.
* ''Film/TopDog'' (1995) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $5 million. This was the last theatrical release to feature Creator/ChuckNorris. [[note]]until ''Film/TheExpendables2'' came out[[/note]]. It doesn't help that it was released [[TooSoon shortly after the Oklahoma City Bombing]], which is ironic because the trailer never showed the villains.
* ''Film/{{Torque}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $21,215,059 (domestic), $46,546,197 (worldwide). Nearly everybody involved with this film saw their careers destroyed; the exception is Creator/IceCube.
* ''Film/{{Total Recall|2012}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $125 million. Box office, $58,877,969 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $198,467,168 (worldwide)]]. Made about half of what the original made domestically... a ''quarter'' of what it made if adjusted for inflation.
* ''Tough Guys Don't Dance'' (1987) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $858,250. This is one of the movies that eventually did in Creator/TheCannonGroup. Ryan O'Neal's infamous acting in this film ([[MemeticMutation "OH GOD, OH MAN!"]]) ended up denting what was a promising leading career for him. His acting career never fully recovered.
* ''Film/TheTournament'' (2009) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $490,000. A TroubledProduction (the original budget was $4 million and ended up drying out the budget twice) and a release to theaters delayed by two years didn't do many favors.
* ''Town & Country'' (2001) -- Budget, $90 million (not counting marketing costs), $105-110 million (counting them). Box office, $10,372,291. Creator/WarrenBeatty has had no affiliation with any movie since.
* ''Film/{{Toys}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $23.3 million. Ironically, it was dwarfed by another Robin Williams film, Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''; this particular fact and Disney's marketing team breaching a contract they signed with Williams regarding the Genie in that film started his first feud with the Mouse House and helped lead to Jeffrey Katzenberg getting the boot from the studio two years later, as well as lead to a will clause that bars Disney from using any Williams voice clips that had not already been made public by his death [[note]] the clips from the movie, its 3 video releases under ''The Classics'', the ''Platinum Editions'' and the ''Diamond Editions'', and his appearance in ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', which was made after Katzenberg had been fired and Williams returned to the role.[[/note]] until 2039. ''Toys's'' writer, Valerie Curtin, didn't write another screenplay.
* ''Track 29'' (1988) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $429,028.
* ''Film/TrailOfThePinkPanther'' (1982) -- Budget, less than $15 million (actual budget unknown). Box office, $9,056,073. Its failure along with that of ''Film/CurseOfThePinkPanther'' [[FranchiseKiller killed]] the original series.
* ''Film/{{Transcendence}}'' (2014) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $23,022,309 (domestic), $103,039,258 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Trapped}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $13,414,416.
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' (2002) -- Budget, $140180 million. Box office, $109,578,115. This and the failure of ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'' led Disney to abandon the traditional animation format ([[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog temporarily]]).
* ''Film/{{Trenchcoat}}'' (1983) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $4,304,286. Walt Disney Productions hid their involvement with this film due to its more mature themes and the stereotype that was applied to Disney at the time (the only sighting of Disney's logo on this film back then was on its VHS's tape label, which has the Sorcerer Mickey Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo logo). The movie's failure, along with the making of ''Never Cry Wolf'' and ''Film/DragonSlayer'', is cited as the reason for the creation of Touchstone Pictures, but that would ultimately come too late to save CEO Ron Miller's job, and he would be replaced by Michael Eisner by the time of ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron.'' This movie is a big OldShame for Disney; the film's followup release on VHS the same year was the last time Disney let it see the light of day until The New 10's.
* ''Film/{{Trespass|2011}}'' (2011) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $9,612,469.
* ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark'' (1994) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $71,368. You read that right, the film grossed less than one third of 1% of its budget, making it, proportionally, one of the biggest (maybe ''the'' biggest) box office flops in the history of animated films. Warner Bros. deliberately gave the film no promotion [[SelfFulfillingProphecy because they expected it to fail]]. This was the second-to-last film from Creator/DonBluth's homegrown animation studio, and the last from said studio to credit him (he hates this movie), and any ideas of the studio recovering [[CreatorKiller died a quiet death]] after this film.
* ''Film/{{Tron}}'' (1982) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $33 million. Despite decent reviews, the cost of the new computer technology that was used to create ''TRON'' along with a dire lack of marketing due to Disney executive Card Walker not believing in such a thing led to Disney writing off most of the $17 million budget. This film's darker tone, along with other films such as ''Film/{{Dragonslayer}}'', led to Disney CEO Ron Miller creating Touchstone to distribute ''Film/{{Splash}}'', but Disney's financial problems, stereotypes, a takeover and breakup attempt, and the protracted development of ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' got him "derezzed" and replaced by Michael Eisner. After becoming VindicatedByVideo, a sequel, ''Film/TronLegacy'', was released in 2010, but 2015's ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'' has ended the game of a third ''{{Tron}}'' film.
* ''Film/TroopBeverlyHills'' (1989) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $8.5 million. Though it did become a bit of a [[VindicatedByCable cult classic]].
* ''Film/TrueCrime'' (1999) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $16,649,768.
* ''True Identity'' (1991) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $4.6 million. British comedian Lenny Henry's foray into the American public, the film's bombing put a halt to his plans, and since then his only movie roles have been voiceovers.
* ''Film/{{Trust}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $9.5 million. Box office, get ready to scream, $595,439.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'' (2013) -- Budget, $135 million. Box office, $83,028,128 (domestically), $282,570,682 (worldwide). Ended up losing [=DreamWorks=] $13.5 million after marketing costs were added, and earned DWA boss Jeffrey Katzenberg a lawsuit from shareholders for possible HollywoodAccounting (the suit was dismissed in 2015), but this didn't stop Dreamworks from producing a Creator/{{Netflix}} original series based on the movie. This film and ''Film/{{RIPD}}'' are arguably [[StarDerailingRole Star Derailing Roles]] for Ryan Reynolds.
* ''Film/TurboAPowerRangersMovie'' (1997) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $9,615,840. Compared to ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'', which grossed over $60 million on a $15 million budget, its rather poor showing coupled with the franchise's decline would lead this movie to be the last big-screen showing for the franchise and a movie of any sort wouldn't happen until 2012's Direct-To-TV's [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai "Clash of the Red Rangers"]].
* ''Film/{{Turbulence}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $11,538,235. The film's failure didn't stop them from making two sequels, but it did sent them direct to video. Director Robert Butler hasn't made another major theatrically released movie after this one.
* ''Turk 182'' (1985) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $3.5 million. It brought Robert Urich's theatrical career to a [[StarDerailingRole screeching halt]].
* ''Film/{{Twilight|1998}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $37 million. Box office, $15,055,091.
* ''Film/TwinPeaksFireWalkWithMe'' (1992) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $4.2 million. This movie completely finished off the ''Twin Peaks'' TV franchise after its television series got hit with problems that led to its cancellation and an entry in David Hofstede's book ''Literature/WhatWereTheyThinkingThe100DumbestEventsInTelevisionHistory.''
* ''Film/{{Twisted|2004}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $40,954,603.
* ''Film/TwoForTheMoney'' (2005) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $30,526,509.
* ''Two Much'' (1996) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $1,141,556.
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[[folder:U-V]]
* ''Film/UTurn'' (1997) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $6,633,400.
* ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $18,535,812 (domestic), $31,070,211 (worldwide).
* ''The Undefeated'' (2011) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $116,381. The documentary was ripped to pieces and only got a limited release in ten AMC theatres. UsefulNotes/SarahPalin's agenda in creating the movie was also undermined when she opened this film the same day as the final ''Film/HarryPotter'' [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart2 film.]]
* ''Film/UnderSuspicion'' (2000) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $260,562.
* ''Under the Cherry Moon'' (1986) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $10 million. Though the film flopped, it did well enough in Europe to allow Warner Bros. to greenlight Music/{{Prince}}'s next film project, ''Graffiti Bridge''. Later became a CultClassic on home video.
* ''Under The Rainbow'' (1981) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $18,826,490. Director Steve Rash didn't direct again for another 6 years.
* ''Film/{{Underclassman}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $5,879,555.
* ''Film/UndercoverBlues'' (1993) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $12,324,660.
* ''Film/UnfinishedBusiness'' (2015) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $13,372,613.
* ''Film/AnUnfinishedLife'' (2005) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $18,618,284.
* ''Film/{{Unforgettable}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $2,483,790.
* ''Film/UnitedPassions'' (2015) -- Budget, $30 million ($25 million from FIFA's own coffers). Opening weekend box office (US), $900. No, there haven't been any digits left off that figure. ''[[EpicFail Nine hundred dollars.]]'' The film premiered just after several FIFA officials were arrested on corruption charges.
* ''Film/UntilTheEndOfTheWorld'' (1991) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $829,675.
* ''Film/UniversalSoldierTheReturn'' (1999) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $10,717,421. The damage that action star Jean Claude Van Damme took from the ''Street Fighter'' [[VideoGameMoviesSuck movie]] peaked when this film bombed heavily. JCVD didn't return to the big screen again until his self-titled movie, and wouldn't be fully visible again until the second ''Expendables'' adventure from Sylvester Stallone. The movie has also since been Retconned out of existence.
* ''V.I. Warshawski'' (1991) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $11.1 million. Arguably a StarDerailingRole for star Kathleen Turner.
* ''Film/{{Valmont}}'' (1989) -- Budget, $33 million. Box office, $1,132,112. It got decent reviews, but bombed hard enough to not exit out of limited run. Milos Forman would not work again until 1996.
* ''Film/VampireAcademy'' (2014) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $15,391,979. A young adult ParanormalRomance, it came out when the genre was dying.
* ''Film/VampiresKiss'' (1989) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office, $725,131.
* ''Film/TheVanishing'' (1993) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $14,543,394.
* ''Film/{{Vatel}}'' (2000) -- Budget, Unknown, but unfortunately, box office, $51,080. Roland Joffe wouldn't work in cinema again until ''Captivity''.
* ''Film/VeronicaGuerin'' (2003) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $9,439,660.
* ''Film/{{Vibes}}'' (1988) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $1,883,811.
* ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'' (2015) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $5.7 million (domestic), $33.2 million (worldwide). Managed to set the new record for lowest opening gross in 2,500+ theaters, taking that title from ''Won't Back Down''. It may very well have electrocuted the careers of its makers (one of whom was coming off the box office underperformance of ''The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'').
* ''Film/ViewFromTheTop'' (2003) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $19,526,014.
* ''Film/{{Virtuosity}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $24 million.
* ''Film/{{Virus}}'' (1999) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $30.6 million. This only reinforced Dennis Feldman's desire to stay out of moviemaking.
* ''Film/{{Volcano}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $49,323,468 (domestic), $122,823,468 (worldwide).
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[[folder:W-X]]
* ''W.E.'' (2011) -- Budget, 18 million pounds sterling ($29 million U.S.). Box office, 560,645 pounds sterling ($868,439 U.S.). Writer Alek Keshishian's career got put on hold pending several David Fincher projects, and Music/{{Madonna}} has yet to make another feature-length film.
* ''Wagons East!'' (1994) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $4.4 million. It was released after star John Candy's death.
* ''Film/TheWalk'' (2015) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $10,137,502 (domestic), $42,348,991 (worldwide).
* ''Film/WalkHardTheDeweyCoxStory'' (2007) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $18,317,151.
* ''Walker'' (1987) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $257,043 (domestic). This film's very poor performance immediately sentenced ''Repo Men'' director Alex Cox to the C-list of Hollywood moviemakers; he has only been able to scrape enough money to make DirectToVideo films since.
* ''Film/{{Walking Tall|2004}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $46 million. Box office, $46,437,717 (domestic), $57,223,890 (worldwide).
* ''Film/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' (2013) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $36,076,121 (domestic), $126,546,518 (worldwide). This film got swept under the avalanche that was the runaway success of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
* ''Wanderlust'' (2012) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $24 million.
* ''Film/WarriorsOfVirtue'' (1997) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $3,277,084.
* ''Film/TheWarriorsWay'' (2010) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $11,087,569.
* ''Film/TheWaterDiviner'' (2015) -- Budget, $22.5 million. Box office, $15,536,641.
* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' (1995) -- Budget, $175 million (with marketing: approximately $235 million). Box office, $264,218,220. Although the estimate gives the assumption that it broke even, [[http://www.nytimes.com/1995/07/31/business/waterworld-disappointment-as-box-office-receipts-lag.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm studios often split the grosses with the theaters, generally 50/50]]. Thus, the infamously TroubledProduction did, indeed, lose money at the box office. The movie didn't stop a related attraction from opening at Universal Studios, and said attraction operates today.
* ''Film/TheWatch'' (2012) -- Budget, $68 million. Box office, $68,267,862. Its marketing campaign received controversy for allegedly being connected (in a way) to the Trayvon Martin case.
* ''Film/TheWayOfTheGun'' (2000) -- Budget, $21 million. Box office, $13,069,740. Part of a 2000/2001 slate that put production company Artisan Entertainment on life support; they would rebound the next year before being absorbed by Lionsgate.
* ''Film/WeAreMarshall'' (2006) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $43,545,364.
* ''Film/WeAreYourFriends'' (2015) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $2.8 million (so far). On its opening weekend, it only averaged $758 per theater, and was the fourth-worst wide-release debut of all time... [[http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/weekends/worstopenings.htm?page=WRSTOPN20&sort=opening&order=ASC&p=.htm sitting right below]] ''The Oogieloves'', ''Delgo'', and... a re-release of ''Film/{{Saw|I}}''.
* ''Film/TheWeatherMan'' (2005) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $19,039,770.
* ''The Wendell Baker Story'' (2005, 2007) -- Budget, $8 million. Box office, $153,169. Originally premiering at Austin's South By Southwest, it did not get a theatrical release until 2007. It's one of the lowest (perhaps THE lowest) grossing films that Luke and Owen Wilson, Eva Mendes, and Will Ferrell have ever been in.
* ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory'' (1993) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $9,315,576. This movie began the dominoes falling to the closure of Steven Spielberg's Amblimation studio (it only made one more film, ''Balto'', for a total of 3 movies; the other film was ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West'') and its succession by [=DreamWorks=] Animation. On top of that, it's the only movie with Spielberg's name on it to go DirectToVideo in the U.K.
* ''Film/WereNoAngels'' (1989) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $10,555,348.
* ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'' (1998) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $71,382,927.
* ''Film/WhatPlanetAreYouFrom'' (2000) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $14,145,677.
* ''Film/WhatsTheWorstThatCouldHappen'' (2001) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $38,464,131.
* ''Film/WhenTimeRanOut'' (1980) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $3,763,988. This film was released one year after another Irwin Allen bust, ''Beyond The Poseidon Adventure'', and after THIS bombed, Allen's career sank for good. It also liquidated the careers of writers Stirling Silliphant and Carl Foreman along with director James Goldstone and the man behind the movie's infamous special effects, L.B. Abbott.
* ''Film/WhereTheHeartIs'' (1990) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $1 million.
* ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' (2009) -- Budget, $100 million. Box office, $77,233,467 (domestic), $100,086,793 (worldwide).
* ''White Dog'' (1982) -- Budget, $7 million (estimated). Box office, $46,509 (no, you didn't read it wrong). Noted for its especially TroubledProduction, suffering from ExecutiveMeddling from Creator/{{Paramount}} because of its racist characterizations (the film centered around a [[FantasticRacism white]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dog]] [[spoiler:[[UnfortunateImplications terrorizing and maiming African Americans]]]]), and [[CreatorKiller destroyed]] Samuel Fuller's mainstream career. The general public has repeatedly criticized Paramount for not allowing a wide release of the film, given that the film gives an important lesson of America's [[DarkAndTroubledPast damning record of racism]].
* ''Film/WhiteHouseDown'' (2013) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $73,103,784 (domestic), $203,185,194 (worldwide).
* ''Film/WhiteMansBurden'' (1995) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $3,560,725.
* ''Film/WhiteSquall'' (1996) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $10,292,300.
* ''Film/TheWholeTenYards'' (2004) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $26,155,781.
* ''Film/WhosThatGirl'' (1987) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $7,305,209. This and ''Shanghai Surprise'' resulted in Madonna minimizing her movie career.
* ''Film/WhosYourCaddy'' (2007) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $5,713,425. This movie got accused of [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks ripping off]] ''Caddyshack'', which did not help it.
* ''The Wicked Lady'' (1983) -- Budget, $8 million (estimated). Box office, $724,912.
* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (2006) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $38,755,073. Creative decisions made during the remake of the horror cult classic's production led to a [[{{Narm}} narmtastic]] film that critics laughed at.
* ''Film/WickerPark'' (2004) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $21,568,818.
* ''Film/WideAwake'' (1998) -- Budget, $6 million. Box office, $282,175.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWild'' (2006) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $37,384,046 (domestic), $102,338,515 (worldwide). This solidified Disney's belief that they needed Pixar and John Lasseter.
* ''Film/WildBill'' (1995) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $2 million.
* ''Film/WildWildWest'' (1999) -- Budget, $170 million. Box office, $113,804,681 (domestic), $222,104,681 (worldwide). This movie became an OldShame to the majority of its crew and derailed the credibility of the Science Fiction/Fantasy Westerns for a decade, and ''Cowboys And Aliens'' and ''The Lone Ranger'' crashed the genre '''again''' after that hiatus.
* ''Film/{{Willard}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $8.5 million.
* ''Film/{{Wind}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $29 million. Box office, $5,519,569.
* ''Film/{{Windtalkers}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $115 million. Box office, $77,628,265. This and the critical failure of ''{{Film/Paycheck}}'' ended Creator/JohnWoo's Hollywood career.
* ''Film/WingCommander'' (1999) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $11,578,059. A case of VideoGameMoviesSuck despite having the programmer behind the games, Chris Roberts, directing the movie. Wing Commander's failure not only killed Roberts's career for several years, it was also responsible for destroying the actual game franchise. This movie was also the beginning of a rut that Creator/FreddiePrinzeJr would be stuck in during the early 2000s.
* ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' (2011) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $26,692,846 (domestic), $33,152,846 (worldwide). The most recent 2D animated film from Disney, the failure of this AcclaimedFlop was largely due to its release on the same day as the final ''Harry Potter'' film.
* ''Film/WintersTale'' (2014) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $27,400,231.
* ''Film/{{Wired}}'' (1989) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $1,089,000 (domestic). Producer Edward Feldman accused backer and talent mogul Michael Ovitz of sabotaging the biography on John Belushi in a 2005 book, and his co-star from ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', Dan Ackroyd, along with preview audiences, was hostile towards the final version of his portrayal, which bombed heavily. The infamously botched portrayal of Belushi [[CreatorKiller zapped]] [[StarDerailingRole the careers]] of the majority of the crew (journalist Bob Woodward, who is one of the two reporters credited with unveiling the Watergate scandal, was credited, and never dealt with anything not political again), with Feldman and star Michael Chiklis being the only major names to recover.
* ''Film/WithoutLimits'' (1998) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $777,423. (No!) This film blew down Robert Towne's career; he wrote the second ''Mission: Impossible'' film, but didn't direct again until 2006. It did get great reviews.
* ''Film/{{The Wolfman|2010}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $139,789,765. Creator/BenicioDelToro has yet to take a producer's job past this film. This was also director Joe Johnson's first film since the Michael Eisner career-ending ''Hildalgo'' in 2004, and this could have derailed his career for good had it not been for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', one of the contenders for the best of the MarvelCinematicUniverse's first phase, coming out months later (that film also took a lot of traits from another Disney comic book/Michael Eisner film, ''Film/TheRocketeer'', 20 years prior). Both ''Wolfman'' and ''Rocketeer'' have been VindicatedByCable, playing often on TV.
* ''Film/WyattEarp'' (1994) -- Budget, $63 million. Box office, $25,052,000.
* ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'' (1980) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $22.8 million. Michael Beck quoted this movie as, "[[StarDerailingRole closing the doors that]] ''Film/TheWarriors'' [[StarDerailingRole opened]]" [[note]] This quote is the page quote for StarDerailingRole [[/note]]. Along with ''Can't Stop The Music'', ''Xanadu'' inspired the creation of the [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]].
* ''Film/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' (2005) -- Budget, $87-113 million. Box office, $71,022,683. Killed both director Lee Tamahori's career and the ''xXx'' film series after only two installments.
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* ''Film/TheYards'' (2000) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $889,352. (NIIIIICCCCCEEEEE)
* ''Year of the Dragon'' (1985) -- Budget, $24,000,000. Box office, $18,706,466. A failed attempt for Michael Cimino to recover from ''Heaven's Gate'', the film was also blasted by the Chinese-American community for racial stereotyping against them.
* ''Film/YearOne'' (2009) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $43,337,279 (domestic), $62,357,900 (worldwide). This film [[CreatorKiller killed]] Harold Ramis' direction career, and also tarnished the star power of Creator/JackBlack and Creator/MichaelCera. It didn't help that audiences accused both actors of {{Typecasting}}.
* ''Film/YesGiorgio'' (1982) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $2,279,543. Luciano Pavarotti's first and last movie, and a critical hit to Franklin J. Schaffner's career; the director wouldn't direct again until 1987, and he only made two more movies before dying in 1989.
* ''Film/YouAndI'' (2011) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $908,578.
* ''Film/YourHighness'' (2011) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $24,856,478.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight'' (2004) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $19,765,868 (domestic), $29,170,410 (worldwide). Compared to the first three ''Pokemon'' films, this film adaptation of this [[Anime/YuGiOh anime]] got blown away at the worldwide box office and by critics and anyone not familiar with its premise, plus its plot did not have a major impact on Yugi and Yami's overall story arc as a whole on Creator/KidsWB. As a result, it sent a potential movie series to the graveyard, and infamous production company Creator/FourKidsEntertainment, which was notorious for inserting Aesops and whatnot into their American anime dubs, never released another theatrical production, plus when copyright holder Creator/{{Konami}} revived the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' film series, it was only released in Japanese theaters. This also did not help the 2D animated market despite being an anime; it would be another 5 years before another widely publicized 2D film, ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' from Disney, hit theaters.
* ''Film/{{Zathura}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $64,321,501. Ended the usage of possessed board games for real life scenarios idea after two films, the other being ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' a decade prior. An attempt to promote this film on NBC's ''Series/TheApprentice'' also failed, but director Jon Favreau would bounce back with the first ''Film/IronMan'' movie, which started the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse for Disney.
* ''Film/{{ZigZag}}'' (2002) -- Budget, Unknown, but prepare your jaw to drop for... Box office, $2,418! Wesley Snipes's lowest grossing film by far.
* ''Film/{{Zodiac}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $33,080,084 (domestic), $84,785,914 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes'' (2006) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $12,506,188. It also got delayed when Fox and Marvel sued the creators for the film being too similar to ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. This was the final nail in the A-level cinematic coffin of director Peter Hewitt.
* ''Film/ZorroTheGayBlade'' (1981) -- Budget, $12.6 million. Box office, $5.1 million (domestic).
* ''Film/ZyzzyxRoad'' (2006) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office -- $30. Yes, thirty bucks, or ''six'' tickets (two sold to actors who appeared in the film; the director returned their money, so the film had a net box office of $20). The film received only a one-week domestic release (playing one screen in Dallas) to comply with Screen Actors Guild rules. The producer had no intention otherwise of opening it in the U.S. until after it had foreign distribution. (Foreign gross to date: $368,000.)
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* ''Film/{{Hesher}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $382,946.
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* ''The Choice'' (2016) -- Budget, $10 million. Box Office, $8,009,551 (so far).



* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies'' (2016) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $7,660,431 (so far).



* ''Film/ScoutsGuideToTheZombieApocalypse'' (2015) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $12.9 million (so far).

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* ''Film/ScoutsGuideToTheZombieApocalypse'' (2015) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $12.9 million (so far).million.
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* ''Film/TheFifthWave'' (2016) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $26,044,732 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $84,239,211 (worldwide).]]



* ''Film/TwentyEightDays'' (2000) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $37,170,488 (domestic), $62,198,945 (worldwide).



* ''Film/{{Concussion}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $34,255,169 (domestic), $40,705,403 (worldwide). It did receive good reviews though.



* ''Film/TheFifthWave'' (2016) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $26,044,732 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $84,239,211 (worldwide).]]



* ''Film/TheFinestHours'' (2016) -- Budget, $70-80 million. Box office, $24,180,660 (so far).

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* ''Film/TheFinestHours'' (2016) -- Budget, $70-80 million. Box office, $24,180,660 $25,910,138 (so far).
11th Feb '16 6:40:28 PM jameygamer
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* ''Film/{{Toys}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $23.3 million. Ironically, it was dwarfed by another Robin Williams film, Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''; this particular fact and Disney's marketing team breaching a contract they signed with Williams regarding the Genie in that film started his first feud with the Mouse House and helped lead to Jeffrey Katzenberg getting the boot from the studio two years later, as well as lead to a will clause that bars Disney from using any Williams voice clips that had not already been made public by his death [[note]] the clips from the movie, its 3 video releases under ''The Classics'', the ''Platinum Editions'' and the ''Diamond Editions'', and his appearance in ''Disney/AlaadinAndTheKingOfThieves'', which was made after Katzenberg had been fired and Williams returned to the role.[[/note]] until 2039. ''Toys's'' writer, Valerie Curtin, didn't write another screenplay.

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* ''Film/{{Toys}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $23.3 million. Ironically, it was dwarfed by another Robin Williams film, Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''; this particular fact and Disney's marketing team breaching a contract they signed with Williams regarding the Genie in that film started his first feud with the Mouse House and helped lead to Jeffrey Katzenberg getting the boot from the studio two years later, as well as lead to a will clause that bars Disney from using any Williams voice clips that had not already been made public by his death [[note]] the clips from the movie, its 3 video releases under ''The Classics'', the ''Platinum Editions'' and the ''Diamond Editions'', and his appearance in ''Disney/AlaadinAndTheKingOfThieves'', ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', which was made after Katzenberg had been fired and Williams returned to the role.[[/note]] until 2039. ''Toys's'' writer, Valerie Curtin, didn't write another screenplay.
11th Feb '16 6:39:36 PM jameygamer
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* ''Film/{{Toys}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $23.3 million. Ironically, it was dwarfed by another Robin Williams film, Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''; this particular fact and Disney's marketing team breaching a contract they signed with Williams regarding the Genie in that film started his first feud with the Mouse House and helped lead to Jeffrey Katzenberg getting the boot from the studio two years later, as well as lead to a will clause that bars Disney from using any Williams voice clips that had not already been made public by his death [[note]] the clips from the movie, its 3 video releases under ''The Classics'', the ''Platinum Editions'' and the Diamond Editions'', and his appearance in ''Disney/AlaadinAndTheKingOfThieves'', which was made after Katzenberg had been fired and Williams returned to the role.[[/note]] until 2039. ''Toys's'' writer, Valerie Curtin, didn't write another screenplay.

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* ''Film/{{Toys}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $23.3 million. Ironically, it was dwarfed by another Robin Williams film, Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''; this particular fact and Disney's marketing team breaching a contract they signed with Williams regarding the Genie in that film started his first feud with the Mouse House and helped lead to Jeffrey Katzenberg getting the boot from the studio two years later, as well as lead to a will clause that bars Disney from using any Williams voice clips that had not already been made public by his death [[note]] the clips from the movie, its 3 video releases under ''The Classics'', the ''Platinum Editions'' and the Diamond ''Diamond Editions'', and his appearance in ''Disney/AlaadinAndTheKingOfThieves'', which was made after Katzenberg had been fired and Williams returned to the role.[[/note]] until 2039. ''Toys's'' writer, Valerie Curtin, didn't write another screenplay.
11th Feb '16 6:37:15 PM jameygamer
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* ''Film/{{Toys}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $23.3 million. Ironically, it was dwarfed by another Robin Williams film, Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. Valerie Curtin didn't write another screenplay.

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* ''Film/{{Toys}}'' (1992) -- Budget, $43 million. Box office, $23.3 million. Ironically, it was dwarfed by another Robin Williams film, Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''; this particular fact and Disney's marketing team breaching a contract they signed with Williams regarding the Genie in that film started his first feud with the Mouse House and helped lead to Jeffrey Katzenberg getting the boot from the studio two years later, as well as lead to a will clause that bars Disney from using any Williams voice clips that had not already been made public by his death [[note]] the clips from the movie, its 3 video releases under ''The Classics'', the ''Platinum Editions'' and the Diamond Editions'', and his appearance in ''Disney/AlaadinAndTheKingOfThieves'', which was made after Katzenberg had been fired and Williams returned to the role.[[/note]] until 2039. ''Toys's'' writer, Valerie Curtin Curtin, didn't write another screenplay.
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