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 its 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 ''lack'' 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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* ''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.
* ''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 47 Ronin]]'' (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 88 Minutes]]'' (2008) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $17,213,467 (domestic), $32,593,385 (worldwide).
* ''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' (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/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.
* ''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]].
* ''[[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/AeonFlux'' (2005) -- Budget, $62 million. Box office, $52,304,001.
* ''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/AliensInTheAttic'' (2009) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $25,200,412 (domestic), $57,881,056 (worldwide).
* ''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). 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/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/AnAmericanCarol'' (2008) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $7,013,191.
* ''American Outlaws'' (2001) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $13,342,790.
* ''Film/AnnaAndTheKing'' (1999) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $39,263,420 (domestic), $113,996,937 (worldwide).
* ''Another You'' (1991) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $2,865,916.
* ''Film/TheApparition'' (2012) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $9,627,492.
* ''Literature/AroundTheWorldIn80Days'' (2004) -- 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/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 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/BabePigInTheCity'' (1998) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $69,131,860.
* ''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.
* ''Film/{{Bandits}}'' (2001) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $67,631,903.
* ''Bandslam'' (2009) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $12,225,023. A definite case of MisaimedMarketing.
* ''Film/BangkokDangerous'' (2008) -- Budget, $45 million. Box office, $42,487,390.
* ''Film/BarbWire'' (1996) -- Budget, $9,000,000. Box Office, $3,793,614. This film suffered from being labeled a HotterAndSexier [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks clone]] of ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
* ''[[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 sued into bankruptcy. The infamous film's creation also put Creator/JohnTravolta's career back in jeopardy after his CareerResurrection with ''Film/PulpFiction''.
* ''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.
* ''Film/BenjiTheHunted'' (1987) -- Budget, Unknown. Box office, $22,257,624
* ''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 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/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]].
* ''Film/BikerBoyz'' (2003) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $23,510,601
* ''BillyBathgate'' (1991) -- Budget, $48 million. Box office, $15,565,363.
* ''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'', along with the impressive run of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', ''Disney/OliverAndCompany,'' and a reissue of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians,'' plus starting the Walt Disney Classics and Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Editions I and II lines of videos, ultimately allowed Disney to make ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' 4 years later, starting the Disney Renaissance. ''The Black Cauldron'' still ended the Disney careers of then-CEO Ron Miller and the film's producers, including Richard Rich, who went on to make ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheKingAndI''.
* ''Film/TheBlackDahlia'' (2006) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $49.3 million. Director Creator/BrianDePalma took a seven-year 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) -- Budger, $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/{{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.
* ''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/TheBlueBird'' (1976) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $887,000.
* ''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.
* ''Literature/TheBonfireOfTheVanities'' (1990) -- Budget, $47 million. Box office, $15,691,192.
* ''Film/TheBorder'' (1982) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $6,118,683.
* ''Film/TheBounty'' (1984) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $8,613,462.
* ''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/BrendaStarr'' (1989) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $67,828.
* ''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/BulletproofMonk'' (2003) -- Budget, $52 million. Box office, $37,713,879.
* ''Film/CabinBoy'' (1994) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $3.6 million.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''Literature/CaptainCorellisMandolin'' (2001) -- Budget, $57 million. Box office, $25,543,895 (domestic), $62,112,895 (worldwide).
* ''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 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.
* ''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 also kept the superheroine genre barren after films like ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' made it that way.
* ''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/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/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/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.
* ''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/CollateralDamage'' (2002) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $78,382,433.
* ''Film/ColorOfNight'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $19,726,050.
* ''[[Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011 Conan the Barbarian]]'' (2011) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $48,795,021.
* ''Film/ConnieAndCarla'' (2004) -- Budget, $27 million. Box office, $11,341,016.
* ''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 that he eventually retired from filmmaking.
* ''Film/TheCore'' (2003) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $31,186,986 (domestic), $73,498,611 (worldwide).
* ''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 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 ALSO bomb [[UpToEleven even harder]] than ''Cowboys and Aliens''.
* ''Film/CradleWillRock'' (1999) -- Budget, $36 million. Box office, $2,903,404.
* ''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/{{Cursed}}'' (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]], [[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).
* ''D.O.A.'' (1988) -- Budget, $29 million. Box office, $12 million.
* ''D-Tox'' (2002) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $6,337,141.
* ''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.
* ''Film/DarlingLili'' (1970) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $3.25 million.
* ''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).
* ''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 theatres, 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.
* ''Film/DesperateMeasures'' (1998) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $13,806,137.
* ''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/TheDilemma'' (2011) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $69,721,966.
* ''Disorganized Crime'' (1989) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $7 million.
* ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' (1967) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $6.2 million.
* ''Film/{{Domino}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $22,944,502.
* ''Film/{{Doom}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $55,987,321.
* ''Film/DoubleTeam'' (1997) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $11,438,337.
* ''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-H]]
* ''Ed'' (1996) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $4 million.
* ''Film/EdWood'' (1994) -- Budget, $18 million. Box office, $5.9 million.
* ''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/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). Crushed any ideas of continuing the "Almighty" film series after two movies.
* ''Eve of Destruction'' (1991) -- Budget, $13 million. Box office, $5,451,119.
* ''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/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).
* ''Film/TheFan'' (1996) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $18,626,419.
* ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' (1940) -- Budget, $2,280,000. Box office, $361,800. The outbreak of World War II 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''.
* ''Theatre/TheFantasticks'' (2000) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $49,666. (Yeah, ouch).
* ''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.
* ''Film/TheFifthEstate'' (2013) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $8,555,008.
* ''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/FireDownBelow'' (1997) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $16,228,448.
* ''Film/{{Firestorm}}'' (1998) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $8,165,212.
* ''Film/FirstDaughter'' (2004) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $10,592,180.
* ''Film/FirstKnight'' (1995) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $37,600,435 (domestic), $127,600,435 (worldwide).
* Film/The5000FingersOfDrT-- 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.
* ''Film/{{Flakes}}'' (2007) -- Box Office, $778
* ''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/FrankensteinUnbound'' (1990) -- Budget, $11.5 million. Box office, $334,748. (Ow).
* ''Film/{{Freaked}}'' (1993) -- Budget, $12 million. Box office, $29,296. (Oh ****).
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''Film/FrozenAssets'' -- 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.
* ''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 songwriter Anthony Newley's career,]] as he never appeared in another theatrically released film. [[FranchiseKiller It 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.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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/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 for ten years.
* ''Film/TheGoodGerman'' (2006) -- Budget, $32 million. Box office, $5,914,908.
* ''Film/AGoodManInAfrica'' (1994) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $2,308,390.
* ''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 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/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/HarleyDavidsonAndTheMarlboroMan'' (1991) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $7,018,525.
* ''Hart's War'' (2002) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $33,076,815.
* ''Film/{{Havana}}'' (1990) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $9,243,140.
* ''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.
* ''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/AccidentalHero Hero]]'' (1992) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $19,507,345 (domestically), $66,507,345 (worldwide).
* ''Film/{{Hidalgo}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $100 million. 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.
* ''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'' (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
* ''Film/TheHoax'' (2007) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,772,461.
* ''Film/HollywoodHomicide'' (2003) -- Budget, $75 million. Box office, $51,142,659.
* ''Holy Man'' (1998) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $12,069,719.
* ''WesternAnimation/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. 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.
* ''Film/HotRod'' (2007) -- Budget, $25.3 million. Box office, $14.3 million.
* ''Film/TheHottieAndTheNottie'' (2008) -- Budget, $9,000,000. Box office, $1,596,232. A stillborn attempt to make Paris Hilton a movie star.
* ''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 one of the few productions Creator/GeorgeLucas has ever admitted [[OldShame regret over]].
* ''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/TheHunted2003'' (2003) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $45,496,534.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:I-L]]
* ''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.
* ''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/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''.
* ''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).
* ''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.
* ''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 begin a small series of bombs for Warner Bros. that eventually led to [[CreatorKiller Looney Tunes:]] [[FranchiseKiller Back in Action.]]
* ''Film/{{Ishtar}}'' (1987) -- Budget, $55 million. Box office, $14,375,181. Its failure led to Coca-Cola leaving the film business, selling off Creator/ColumbiaPictures to Creator/{{Sony}}.
* ''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). As an added bonus, this 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/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 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 made a TakeThat to this film in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''.
* ''Film/JimmyHollywood'' (1994) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $3,783,003.
* ''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.
* ''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), $124,210,000 (worldwide so far). Could very well be the death knell for the Wachowskis' film careers.
* ''Film/TheJuror'' (1996) -- Budget, $44 million. Box office, $22,754,725.
* ''[[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.
* ''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/{{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.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheKingAndI'' (1999) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $11,993,021. The film's negative reception and 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.
* ''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/TheKingOfComedy'' (1983) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $2,536,242.
* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' (2005) -- Budget, $130 million. Box office, $47,398,413 (domestically), $211,652,051 (worldwide).
* ''Film/KissOfDeath'' (1995) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $14,942,422.
* ''Film/KnightAndDay'' (2010) -- Budget, $117 million. Box office, $76,423,035 (domestic), $261,930,436 (worldwide).
* ''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.
* ''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 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.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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}}'').
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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/{{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, and Disney ended their long relationship with producer Creator/JerryBruckheimer after this film, though for other reasons. This film's massive flop may have also vindicated Disney's decision to terminate studio chairman Rich Ross after the failure of ''John Carter'' the year prior.
* ''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]]).
* ''Film/LordsOfDogtown'' (2005) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $13,411,957.
* ''Film/LorenzosOil'' (1992) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $7,286,388.
* ''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.
* ''Film/LoveAffair'' (1994) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $18,272,894.
* ''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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:M-P]]
* ''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/ManOnTheMoon'' (1999) -- Budget, $82 million. Box office, $47,434,430.
* ''Man Trouble'' (1992) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $4 million. Director Bob Rafelson's career [[CreatorKiller never fully recovered after this]].
* ''Film/TheManWhoLovedWomen'' (1983) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $10,964,231.
* ''Film/TheManWithTheIronFists'' (2012) -- Budget, $15 million (not counting marketing costs), $20 million (counting them). Box office, $18,416,465. It lost its audience due to [[Film/{{Skyfall}} its]] [[Film/WreckItRalph competition]], and Universal, who quickly lost confidence with the film, gave it no promotion upon the release date. A sequel WAS made, but it did not feature Russell Crowe and went Direct-To-Blu-Ray-And-DVD.
* ''Film/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.
* ''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/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.
* ''Film/MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan'' (1992) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $14,358,033.
* ''Film/MenWomenAndChildren'' (2014) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $1,705,908.
* ''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).
* ''Film/MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil'' (1997) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $25,105,255.
* ''Film/MightyJoeYoung'' (1998) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $50,632,037.
* ''Film/MilkMoney'' (1994) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $18,137,661.
* ''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).
* ''Film/MixedNuts'' (1994) -- Budget, $15 million. Box office, $6.8 million.
* ''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/MoonOverParador'' (1988) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $11,444,204.
* ''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.
* ''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/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.
* ''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''.
* ''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/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
* ''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 Never Ending 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. Never Ending 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 Never Ending 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 Never Ending 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).
* ''Film/NightAndTheCity'' (1992) -- Budget, $20 million. Box office, $6,202,756.
* ''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 Roger Ebert. 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.
* ''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/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.
* ''Film/{{Oldboy|2013}}'' (2013) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $4,861,022.
* ''Film/OliverTwist'' (2005) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $42,580,321.
* ''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/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. The second of a short series of bombs for Warner Bros. Animation after The Iron Giant, 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.
* ''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/{{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 and shut down PDI]].
* ''Film/PerfectStranger'' (2007) -- Budget, $60.8 million. Box office, $23,984,949 (domestic), $73,090,611 (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.
* ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther 2'' (2009) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $35,922,978 (domestic), $75,946,615 (worldwide). The '''third''' FranchiseKiller for the ''Pink Panther'' film series, and no further ''Pink Panther'' films have been announced since then.
* ''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.
* ''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. 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/{{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.
* ''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.
* ''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.
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* ''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.
* ''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/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 movie's failure helped bring about the [[CreatorKiller demise of Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment]], which was ensured by the failure of ''The Legend of Franchise/{{the Lone Ranger}}'' the following year. You can thank the producers' lawsuit against Clayton Moore for that.
* ''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/RedDawn2012 Red Dawn]]'' (2012) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $48,169,782.
* ''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/{{Redacted}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $5 million. Box office, $65,000. That's sixty-five ''thousand'' dollars. International revenues added another … $700,000.
* ''Film/{{Redline}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $26 million. Box office, $8,267,379.
* ''Film/ReindeerGames'' (2000) -- Budget, $42 million. Box office, $32.1 million.
* ''Film/TheRelic'' (1997) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $33,956,608.
* ''Film/RenaissanceMan'' (1994) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $24,332,324.
* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $31,670,620.
* ''Disney/TheRescuers Down Under'' (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 sequel to ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' (''Disney/{{Fantasia2000}}'' 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). 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.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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/{{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, $57,107,906 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $239,207,906 (worldwide)]]. Despite being rescued by foreign gross, it may go down 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.
* ''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/{{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.
* ''Literature/RumbleFish'' (1983) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $2,494,480.
* ''Run'' (1991) -- Budget, $16 million. Box office, $4,409,328.
* ''Film/TheRundown'' (2003) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $80,916,492.
* ''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 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.
* ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie'' (1985) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $23,717,291.
* ''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."
* ''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 entered production, so it remains to be seen if the show will revive interest in the film series.
* ''Film/TheSecretLifeOfWalterMitty'' (2013) -- Budget, $90 million. Box office, $58,236,838 (domestic), $188,133,322 (worldwide).
* ''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.
* ''Film/{{Seventh Son|2015}}'' (2015) -- Budget, $95 million. Box office, $16,707,000 (domestic), $103,107,000 (worldwide).
* ''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.
* ''Film/TheShelteringSky'' (1990) -- Budget, $25 million. Box office, $2,075,084.
* ''Film/TheShippingNews'' (2001) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $24,405,825.
* ''Film/ShootEmUp'' (2007) -- Budget, $39 million. Box office, $26,820,641.
* ''Film/{{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.
* ''Film/{{Showtime}}'' (2002) -- Budget, $85 million. Box office, $77,741,732.
* ''Silent Fall'' (1994) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $3,180,674.
* ''Film/ASimpleWish'' (1997) -- Budget, $28 million. Box office, $8.3 million.
* ''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 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 intrest and [[SexSells controversy over its teaser poster featuring a semi-nude Ava Lord]] didn't help matters.
* ''Sing'' (1989) -- Budget, $11.5 million. Box office, $2.2 million.
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' (2004) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $57,958,696.
* ''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.
* ''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/TheSoloist'' (2009) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $38,332,994.
* ''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]].
* ''Son of Franchise/{{the Pink Panther}}'' (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.
* ''Sorcerer'' (1977) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $12 million. (It didn't help that everyone on Earth was standing in line to watch ''Film/StarWars'' 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/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 landing on the opposite end of the Tomatometer resulted in one of the classic examples of {{Sequelitis}} at its worst.
* ''Film/SpeedRacer'' (2008) -- Budget, $120 million (not counting marketing costs), $200 million (counting them). Box office, $93,945,766. Damaged the careers and reputation of the Wachowskis (though their fall was actually signalled 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.
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' (1997) -- Budget, $105 million. Box office, $54,814,377 (domestic), $121,214,377 (worldwide).
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''Film/{{Sunset}}'' (1988) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $4,594,452.
* ''The Super'' (1991) -- Budget, $22 million. Box office, $11 million.
* ''Film/SuperCapers'' (2009) -- Budget, $2,000,000. Box office, $30,955. Yes, that's around '''1.5%''' of its budget made up.
* ''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. Sadly started the VideoGameMoviesSuck trend, which continues to this day. It 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.
* ''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.
* ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' (1987) -- Budget, $17 million. Box office, $15,681,080. This 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/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/{{Switchback}}'' (1997) -- Budget, $38 million. Box office, $6,492,660.
* ''Switching Channels'' (1988) -- Budget, $19 million. Box office, $9.1 million.
* ''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.
* ''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/ThatsMyBoy'' (2012) -- Budget, $70 million. Box office, $57,719,093.
* ''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.
* ''Film/AThousandWords'' (2012) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $22,044,277. Filmed in 2008, but was shelved for four years due to Creator/{{Dreamworks}} breaking away from Paramount.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' (1994) -- Budget, $28,000,000. Box office, $11,373,501
* ''Film/{{Thunderbirds}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $57 million. Box office, $28,283,637.
* ''Tigerland'' (2000) -- Budget, $10 million. Box office, $139,692. (Oh no).
* ''Film/{{Timeline}}'' (2003) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $43,935,763.
* ''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).
* ''Film/{{Torque}}'' (2004) -- Budget, $40 million. Box office, $21,215,059 (domestic), $46,546,197 (worldwide).
* ''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.
* ''Trail of Franchise/{{the Pink Panther}}'' (1982) -- Budget, less than $15 million (actual budget unknown). Box office, $9,056,073. Its failure along with that of ''Curse of the Pink Panther'' [[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/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.
* ''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.
* ''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/{{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-Z]]
* ''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).
* ''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.
* ''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/UntilTheEndOfTheWorld'' (1991) -- Budget, $23 million. Box office, $829,675. (Ouch).
* ''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.
* ''Film/VampireAcademy'' (2014) -- Budget, $30 million. Box office, $15,391,979.
* ''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/{{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).
* ''Film/WalkHardTheDeweyCoxStory'' (2007) -- Budget, $35 million. Box office, $18,317,151.
* ''Film/WalkingTall'' (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/{{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.
* ''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.
* ''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/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.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWild'' (2006) -- Budget, $80 million. Box office, $37,384,046 (domestic), $102,338,515 (worldwide).
* ''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/WintersTale'' (2014) -- Budget, $60 million. Box office, $27,400,231.
* ''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/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' (2005) -- Budget, $87–113 million. Box office, $71,022,683. Killed the xXx film series after only two installments.
* ''Film/TheYards'' (2000) -- Budget, $24 million. Box office, $889,352. (NIIIIICCCCCEEEEE)
* ''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.
* ''Film/YourHighness'' (2011) -- Budget, $50 million. Box office, $24,856,478.
* ''Film/{{Zathura}}'' (2005) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $64,321,501.
* ''Film/{{Zodiac}}'' (2007) -- Budget, $65 million. Box office, $33,080,084 (domestic), $84,785,914 (worldwide).
* ''Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes'' (2006) -- Budget, $75.6 million. Box office, $12,506,188.
* ''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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