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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget plus marketing costs? A cool $120 mil, which is roughly what a studio back then would sink in to a film whenever they're expecting a blockbuster. But how much did this movie rake in at the box office? [[EpicFail Seven-point-one million dollars]] ''[[EpicFail worldwide]]''. To be precise, they lost $112,896,027 on this film, which amounts to a 94.08% loss. Adjusted for inflation, its net loss is the fifth largest in film history. As far as box office bombs go, this one is nuclear. Kaboom.
** It did a bit better in the DVD market, but not nearly enough to cover the costs. To date, it has grossed $24,983,000 in DVD sales. [[ThePollyanna Only $88 million to go before you break even, guys!]]
* CreatorKiller: After directing successful and Oscar-winning films (''Film/{{Tremors}}'' and ''Film/CitySlickers''), ''Pluto Nash'' blotched Ron Underwood's feature directing career. Underwood has since stuck to directing TV.
* DevelopmentHell[=/=]TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: Both its production and release were delayed by large amounts of time.
* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/EddieMurphy refused to promote the film at its time of release, and admitted that the money was the only reason he took the role.
* NotScreenedForCritics: Probably a clear indication of the movie's quality.
* OldShame: To everyone involved, especially Eddie Murphy and Alec Baldwin, who refused credit for his role.
* StarDerailingRole: This movie killed the momentum Eddie Murphy had gotten back after ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''.

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