A Box Office Bomb, or less severely a ''flop'', is a movie for which production and marketing cost greatly exceeds its gross revenue, ergo [[MoneyDearBoy fails to turn a profit]] for the studio behind the film. While in the press the two terms have some crossover, a flop may be applied to all disappointing results but a bomb is outright failure costing studios millions. With today's budgets you can even see losses in the hundred million dollar range.

So how can you tell when a movie has bombed?

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 is generally a comparable 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.

Put these together and you can see that a movie mustn't merely cover its budget but probably needs to make '''twice that''' before it can begin paying for its marketing costs much less become profitable.

A common objection at this point is to bring up the [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff international box office]]. After all the film made several hundred million more then its budget around the world, clearly these studios just want us to think only America matters and the Hollywood press keeps buying it! Right?

Well actually... not really. Or not yet anyways. While the rest of the world is [[CaptainObvious 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.

[[http://io9.com/5747305/how-much-money-does-a-movie-need-to-make-to-be-profitable Good further reading on how much movies need to make can be found here.]]

Commonly cited possible reasons for box office failures:
* '''Misreading the Market:''' Probably the biggest real reason is that it's just plain '''hard''' to know what people will like. Worse it changes all the time. What was innovative two years ago when you tried to FollowTheLeader and greenlit the movie is now a [[ClicheStorm tired old clichι]] nobody will see. Maybe you [[ViewersAreMorons underestimated]] the audience... or [[ViewersAreGeniuses overestimated]] them. The point is: sometimes even your best efforts fail.
* '''Bad word of mouth:''' The movie just happened to be so bad that people avoided it. Those who enjoy [[SoBadItsGood cheesy fun]] usually buy it on VHS[=/=]{{DVD}}, or simply pirate it later. The importance of this factor has only been increased by [[NewMediaAreEvil the Internet]], which has drastically increased the speed at which word of mouth (good or bad) spreads, and led to the present day emphasis on opening weekends as an indicator of performance.
* '''[[DuelingMovies Competition]]:''' This is particularly often in effect with {{summer blockbuster}}s. People have a limited amount of brainless action they would watch, and if there's a lot of that available, some titles may be neglected. They also tend to be high-budget, and as such if the movie flops, it costs a ''lot''. There is, however, often a principle similar to AwardSnub in nature: several good movies (with similar target audiences) are released simultaneously, thus one of them performs truly spectacularly, another one flops, but both are considered [[VindicatedByHistory great in hindsight]] (the hit ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' and the flop ''Film/BladeRunner'', for example).
* '''Poor marketing:''' Many a bomb became so despite (or due to) being an excellent movie in general. [[NeverTrustATrailer Incorrect]] or [[MisaimedMarketing misleading]] information about them (or just plain ''[[InvisibleAdvertising lack]]'' [[InvisibleAdvertising of marketing]]) makes audiences rely exclusively on word-of-mouth, which is generally not enough for a movie to successfully perform. The internet has made this situation a bit better, but not that much. These movies almost always achieve [[CultClassic cult status]] and can later become profitable on DVD.
* '''Other Circumstances:''' Sometimes movies flop due to something that's not directly related to the movie itself or the movie industry as a whole. For example, the first film to lose over a million dollars, ''Film/{{Intolerance}}'', came out at a time when its antiwar sentiments (which were widely held just months earlier) were going against the popular pro-war wave of late 1916. {{Funny Aneurysm Moment}}s and TooSoon tend to hit {{disaster movie}}s' sales very hard when bad timing happens; the 9/11 attacks and the Indian Ocean tsunami, for example, killed a lot of those even though they were obviously filmed prior to the catastrophe. Maybe [[Creator/TomCruise your headlining actor]] jumped the couch on some talk show. The same effect involves comedies lampooning airports, airlines, and the security process, which all brought down the film adaptation of ''Literature/BigTrouble'', which was bumped to the DumpMonths from its original position ten days after the 11th. Another example of unfortunate timing is if a movie's [[GenreKiller genre is killed]] prior to release.

For older films, please remember to take inflation into account when looking at films made decades in the past. ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'''s $44 million budget in the early '60s, while nothing impressive today, would be equivalent to $325.6 million in 2012 dollars. Furthermore, an independent film or studio is less able to absorb huge losses than a major studio, so the threshold for a bomb is lower for them. The lower figures (both budget and box-office) for older films and indie films can be deceptive.

Has nothing to do with UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting, where the movie is not ''actually'' a flop but the real revenue is hidden in various ways to let studios weasel out of agreements to pay certain people a percent of the profits. Unless maybe someone is trying for a SpringtimeForHitler sorta scheme and other sorts of fraud.

Flops tend to become {{Franchise Killer}}s, {{Genre Killer}}s, and {{Creator Killer}}s, or 'spawn' a StillbornFranchise. CriticalDissonance is often at full force here if critics liked it. VindicatedByVideo often helps (especially with BetterOnDVD thrown in), as does VindicatedByCable. For when the critics ''and'' the (too small) audience love the movie, yet it still fails commercially, see AcclaimedFlop.

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!!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.
* ''12 Rounds'' (2009) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $18,184,083. The sequels to this movie went DirectToVideo when the original failed to perform.
* ''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/The5000FingersOfDrT'' (1953) -- Budget, $2.75 million. Box office, $1,000,000. If that weren't bad enough, it's said that people actually left the premiere ''fifteen minutes'' into the movie! The film's financial failure and heavy amount of ExecutiveMeddling led Dr. Seuss to never make another movie again.
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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/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, this movie 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, $100–120 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 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).
* ''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/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.
* ''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 home video a few years before Disney, on Michael Eisner's orders, began releasing their animated library thru the Walt Disney Classics line). [[VindicatedByHistory ''Alice In Wonderland'' 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''.
* ''Film/AlmostAnAngel'' (1990) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $6,939,946.
* ''Film/{{Aloha}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $37 million. Box office, $26,250,020.
* ''[[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/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon'' (1987) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $500,000. (Ouch)
* ''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.
* ''American Outlaws'' (2001) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $13,342,790.
* ''And God Created Women'' (1988) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $1,717,376. This 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 adaptation of the stage play 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 this one.
* ''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.
* ''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/{{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 [[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.
* ''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, $70–90 million. Box office, $19,924,033. This VERY despised movie 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 this 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 [[MagnumOpus Magnum]] [[AcclaimedFlop Opuses]], 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.
* ''The Barbarians'' (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]] 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. This also had this 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. Creator/JohnMcTiernan has directed no films since this feature.
* ''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]]".
* ''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 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.
* ''Film/BeautifulCreatures'' (2013) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $19,452,138 (domestically), $60,052,138 (worldwide).
* ''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 this [[AcclaimedFlop acclaimed]] Creator/OprahWinfrey film out of theaters to make way for Creator/AdamSandler's ''Film/TheWaterboy'', which despite good success was 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).
* ''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.
* ''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/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 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. 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.
* ''Film/BladeRunner'' (1982) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $33.8 million. As explained in the introduction above, this now-classic film opened at about the same time as ''E.T.'', which took it's 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. (Ouch)
* ''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.
* ''Blue In The Face'' (1995) -- Budget, $2 million. Box office, $1,268,636.
* ''Film/BoatTrip'' (2002) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $15 million.
* ''Body of Evidence'' (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.
* ''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.
* ''Literature/TheBonfireOfTheVanities'' (1990) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $15,691,192.
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'' (2000) -- Budget, $6,000,000. Box office, $20,471. (screams)
* ''Film/TheBorder'' (1982) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $6,118,683.
* ''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.
* ''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 this movie 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.
* ''Literature/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/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).
* ''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. This is the last film that Creator/JohnLandis has directed so far.
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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/{{Caddyshack}}II'' (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 this is 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. 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]].
* ''Literature/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.
* ''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 to this movie 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 for this film, stating [[SarcasmMode "It was just what my career needed."]] [[StarDerailingRole Said career has yet to fully recover.]] Catwoman, along with ''Elektra'', also kept the superheroine genre barren after films like ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' made it that way. 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/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/ChasingLiberty'' (2004) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $12,313,323.
* ''Film/ChasingMavericks'' (2012) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $6,003,386
* ''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.
* ''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/CityOfJoy'' (1992) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $14,683,921.
* ''City Slickers II: The Legend Of Curly's Gold'' (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/CollateralDamage'' (2002) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $78,382,433.
* ''College'' (2008) -- Budget, $7 million. Box office, $6,265,483.
* ''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 this 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, this 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.)
* ''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.
* ''The Condemmed'' (2007) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $7,371,706 (domestic), $8,642,858 (worldwide). This film closed after 4 weeks and lost it's 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 this film died of cancer, which radiation can cause.)
* ''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]]) 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.]]
* ''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.
* ''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/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 [=DreamWorks=]/Universal/Paramount film's 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''.
* ''Film/CradleWillRock'' (1999) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $2,903,404.
* ''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/CryBaby'' (1990) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $8.2 million. Was almost [[CreatorKiller an end]] to Creator/JohnWaters' directing career.
* ''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, Unknown, but here's something that's dangerous: 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/{{Deadfall|1993}}'' (1993) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $18,369. (OMG).
* ''Dead Man Down. (2013) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $18,074,539.
* ''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. This full-length adaptation of the 2003 award-winning short 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/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.
* ''[[IronicName Disaster Movie]]'' (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.
* ''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.
* ''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)
* ''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.
* ''Literature/{{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).
* ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' (2000) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $33 million.
* ''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]]
* ''Earth Girls Are Easy'' (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.
* ''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)]].
* ''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).
* ''Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark'' (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/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]].
* ''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, 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 [[MagnumOpus Magnum]] [[AcclaimedFlop Opuses]], along with ''Pinocchio'' and ''Bambi''.
** ''Fantasia 2000'' (2000) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $90.9 million. This sequel was announced around the same time as the Walt Disney Classics VHS release of ''Fantasia'' and the premiere of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. 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. (Yeah, ouch).
* ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' -- Budget, $122 million (not counting marketing costs), $200 million (counting them). Box office, $49.6 million (domestically), $130,425,362 (worldwide so far). Fans were already annoyed at Fox's attempt to hold on to the franchise despite the failure of ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' and ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer''. The movie's TroubledProduction, 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''. It [[EpicFail didn't even win its opening weekend]], losing to ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'', which premiered a week prior. Fox, however, is still intent on making a sequel.
* ''Film/FathersDay'' (1997) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $35,681,080.
* ''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'' (!985) -- 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/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 [[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. [[FranchiseOriginalSin Square has not enjoyed the level of dominance it once had prior to this film's release.]]
* ''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/{{Flakes}}'' (2007) -- Box Office, $778. This is NOT a typo, repeat, this is NOT a typo, it really DID make only $778. 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 and controversies over its rampant product placements doomed the film from the beginning.
* ''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.
* ''Four Rooms'' (1995) -- Budget, $4 million. Box office, $4,257,354.
* ''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 comedy]] [[BlackComedyRape scenes.]] The film itself was edited down to get an R rating, and 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"). ''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/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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[[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 [[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/GhostsOfMars'' (2001) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $14,010,832.
* ''Film/GhostsOfMississippi'' (1996) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $13,323,411.
* ''Film/{{Gigli}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $54–74 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.
* ''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.
* ''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/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/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).
* ''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/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 million (so far).
* ''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.
* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeetTwo'' (2011) -- Budget, $135 million. Box office, $64,006,466 (domestic), $150,406,466 (worldwide).
* ''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.
* ''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]] [[NewHollywood the auteur period in Hollywood]], and became a byword for box office disasters.
* ''Film/{{Heist}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $39 million. Box office, $28,510,652.
* ''[[Film/AccidentalHero Hero]]'' (1992) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $19,507,345 (domestically), $66,507,345 (worldwide).
* ''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/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/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.
* ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'' (2004) -- Budget, $110 million. Box office, $103,951,461. Considered by many to be the finishing blow for the post-Golden Age era called TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, as Disney abandoned its traditional animation department after the film failed, opening the floodgates to TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation where CGI animated media began taking over the mainstream. Also one of a handful of flops in 2004 that ultimately helped end Disney CEO Michael Eisner's long run at the company.
* ''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.
* ''Film/{{Hoot}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $8,224,998.
* ''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 & 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/TheHottieAndTheNottie'' (2008) -- Budget, $9,000,000. Box office, $1,596,232. A stillborn attempt to make Paris Hilton a movie star.
* ''Film/HouseOfTheDead'' (2003) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $13,818,181. This was infamous director Creator/UweBoll's first major American video game film.
* ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $6,265,311.
* ''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/{{Hounddog}}'' -- 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}}.
* ''Film/TheHouseOnCarrollStreet'' (1988) -- Budget, $14 million. Box office, $459,824. (Ouch).
* ''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/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/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.
* ''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/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.
* ''{{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/{{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 (That sucks). The reason for the low gross was this 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, ''Film/ItsPat'' was released two days after studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg's [[RageQuit well publicized and acrimonious firing]] from Disney, who distributed this film thru 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'' -- 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.
* ''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/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''.
* ''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. This 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}}, which benefited Viacom greatly when MTV's next movie, ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica'', proved to be a success.
* ''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, $18.9 million. 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/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. This film 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 this role.
* ''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/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'' thru 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.
* ''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/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.
* ''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.
* ''Film/TheLegendOfBaggerVance'' (2000) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $39,459,427.
* ''Film/TheLegendOfHercules'' (2014) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $61,279,452.
* ''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. [[CaptainObvious 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}}''). This 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/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.
* ''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 $1–1.5 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 RottenTomatoes 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.
* ''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, $215–275 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. 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. This film's 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''. 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-ΰ-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/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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[[folder:M-N]]
* ''Film/MacAndMe'' (1988) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $6,424,112. This ProductPlacement movie with a McDonald's theme 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 cast a planed 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/MadCity'' (1997) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $10,541,523.
* ''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/TheManFromUNCLE'' (2015) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $26,534,214 (domestic so far), $52,734,214 (worldwide so far).
* ''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.
* ''Man-Thing'' (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/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/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 ''He-Man'', the film failed, and was one of the movies that eventually did in The Cannon Group. Plans for a sequel were [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed]] when He-Man copyright holder Mattel hiked their licensing fees, and star Dolph Lundgren 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/MaximumOverdrive'' (1986) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $7.4 million. Creator/StephenKing vowed to never direct another theatrical film again.
* ''Series/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 this 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/{{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/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/{{Godzilla1998}}'', sent the movie monster genre into remission until the New 10s (the 2005 remake of ''King Kong'' didn't end this).
* ''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 ''20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'') 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 ''It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad world.''
* ''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.
* ''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/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'' (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.
* ''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''.
* ''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/{{Multiplicity}}'' (1996) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $21 million.
* ''Film/{{Mumford}}'' (1999) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $4,555,459.
* ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'' (1999) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $22.3 million. This entry in the Muppet film franchise was rushed 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.
* ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'' (1999) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $36,850,101.
* ''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/NeedForSpeed'' (2014) -- Budget, $66 million. Box office, $43,511,047 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $203,211,047]] (worldwide).
* ''Film/TheNeverEndingStory II: The Next Chapter'' (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. It's failure in America didn't stop a third film from being made, but it DID influence its final fate.
** Speaking of that, ''Film/TheNeverEndingStory III: Escape From Fantasia'' (1994, 1995) -- Budget, $17,000,000. Box office, $5,000,000 (Germany), possibly less than [[EpicFail $10,000]] (domestic). Following Chapter 2's extremely poor reception, this 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, to making Falkor and the Rock Biter OutOfCharacter, to the absence of 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. Its 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.
* ''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/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 remake of the 80s 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.
* ''Theatre/NoisesOff'' (1992) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $2.2 million.
* ''Film/{{North}}'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $7,182,747. Noteworthy for getting a "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 it's 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 it's 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/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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[[folder:O-P]]
* ''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 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 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, and said series 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 this 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/{{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. 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/{{Pandorum}}'' (2009) -- Budget, $33 million. Box office, $20,645,327.
* ''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/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/{{Perfect}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $12,918,858.
* ''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. ''Pinnochio'' has since been considered one of Walt's [[MagnumOpus Magnum]] [[AcclaimedFlop Opuses,]] 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 ''Pinnochio'' on video as the second release in the Walt Disney Classics line, where it sold very well and was crucial in the overall development of home entertainment.
* ''Pinocchio (Live-Action)'' (2003) -- Budget, 40 million euros. Box office, 41,323,171 euros (worldwide). This adaptation of the timeless tale pulverized director Roberto 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.
* ''Pirates'' (1986) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $1,641,825.
* ''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 chapter 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/PoliceAcademy 6: City Under Siege'' (1989) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $11,567,217 (domestic). The bad reception of this installment in the action comedy series 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 entry in the series killed the film franchise altogether. This was also director Alan Metter's last theatrically released movie.
* ''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/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. It's 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).
* ''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, $17,791,032 (domestic), $24,591,032. One of the few Creator/AdamSandler films to not be despised by critics (this was a drama rather than a comedy that 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).
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[[folder:Q-R]]
* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' (1998) -- Budget, $40,000,000 (Not counting marketing costs). Box office, $22,510,798 (domestic). A rare film in that it's 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.
* ''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/LethalWeapon 3'' just [[{{Pun}} 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/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, $80–100 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/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 (this was a drama rather than a comedy that 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.
* ''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. The Rescuers Down Under is remembered fondly, however, for being popular with critics and for performing well in the VHS market under the Walt Disney Classics brand 10 months after it's theatrical release.
* ''The Return Of Swamp Thing'' (1989) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $192,816. This prompted a television adaptation which returned to the DarkerAndEdgier tone of the 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 Milla Jovovich.
* ''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/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/{{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).
* ''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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[[folder:S-T]]
* ''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 losses from this movie.
* ''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, $85–90 million ($60 million after tax rebates). Box office, $47,664,559.
* ''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 it's 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 began 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/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.
* ''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. This 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 for this film. ''Showgirls'' was partially salvaged by home video sales, however, becoming one of MGM's highest home entertainment sellers. [[note]] Carolco Pictures originally produced this 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.
* ''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.
* ''Six Weeks'' (1982) -- Budget, $11 million. Box office, $6.7 million.
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' (2004) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $57,958,696.
* ''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 this Disney Classic 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 Walt Disney Classics label in 1986, allowing it to fully go mainstream.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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/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 has not been heard from in Hollywood since]] (that 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 attempted reboot of the troubled franchise 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/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.
* ''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.
* ''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's career as well).
* ''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/{{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. This comic book 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'', 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, 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/{{Stick}}'' (1985) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $8,489,518.
* ''Film/{{Stolen}}'' (2012) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $2,106,558.
* ''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 {{Juke Box Musical}} 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.
* ''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''.
* ''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. This 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 thru 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 The Cannon Group 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/{{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.
* ''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 adaptation 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.]]
* ''The Telephone'' (1988) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $99,978 (YIKES!). Whoopi Goldberg sued Rip Torn, who directed this, in a failed attempt to stop it's release, and it was greeted at it's 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/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.
* ''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}}'' 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 this one.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' (1994) -- Budget, $28,000,000. Box office, $11,373,501
* ''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.
* ''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 this incarnation of the world-famous duo was due to them being SuddenlyVoiced 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.
* ''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. 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.
* ''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 this movie 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. 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, this visual spectacle was dwarfed by another Robin Williams film, Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. Valerie Curtin didn't write another screenplay.
* ''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, $140–180 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. Its 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.''
* ''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]].
* ''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). 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.
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[[folder:U-V]]
* ''Film/{{U-Turn}}'' (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. This political documentary about UsefulNotes/SarahPalin was ripped into pieces and only got a limited release in ten AMC theatres. Palin's agenda was also undermined when she opened this film the same day as the final ''Film/HarryPotter'' [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart2 movie.]]
* ''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/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. ''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. (Ouch).
* ''Film/UniversalSoldier: The Return'' (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. This particular 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. This 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.
* ''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/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.
* ''Film/{{Volcano}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $49,323,468 (domestic), $122,823,468 (worldwide).
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[[folder:W-X]]
* ''Wagons East!'' (1994) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $4.4 million. This was released after star John Candy's death.
* ''Film/WalkHardTheDeweyCoxStory'' (2007) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $18,317,151.
* ''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, this infamous 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/WeAreMarshall'' (2006) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $43,545,364.
* ''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 & 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 million.
* ''Film/WhereTheHeartIs'' (1990) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $1 million.
* ''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 the African Americans' DarkAndTroubledPast.
* ''Film/WhiteHouseDown'' (2013) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $73,103,784 (domestic), $203,185,194 (worldwide).
* ''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 completely 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).
* ''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.
* ''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!)
* ''Film/{{The Wolfman|2010}}'' (2010) -- Budget, $150 million. Box office, $139,789,765.
* ''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.
* ''Film/{{Zathura}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $64,321,501.
* ''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/{{Zoom}}'' (2006) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $12,506,188. It also got delayed when Fox and Marvel sued the makers of this movie for being too similar to ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.
* ''Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes'' (2006) -- Budget, $75.6 million. Box office, $12,506,188.
* ''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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