Greatest Box-Office Bombs, Disasters and Film Flops
of All-Time

Summary Chart

Greatest Box-Office Bombs, Disasters and Flops of All-Time

The following summary chart provides estimates of the greatest film failures and flops (disasters, bombs, etc.) that potentially lost the highest amounts of revenue, based upon their estimated losses. Some films that appeared at first to do well (in foreign and/or domestic markets), were doomed to fail and not make a profit because their marketing and production budget costs were so substantial and exorbitant. Films that have lost over $80 million in revenue (adjusted for inflation) are usually considered to be among the all-time losers.

Sometimes a film was able to recoup its costs years later, due to sales of ancillary products (DVD sales and rentals), TV rights, licensing fees, etc.

Many of the films in the list below are reviewed in detail in the pages that follow.


Greatest Box-Office Flops of All-Time
All Figures in Millions, Currently Through 2020

Sorted by Estimated Loss (In Descending Order) - The Yellow Shaded Area
Production Budget Figures are Not the Total Cost (Additional Marketing and Production Costs Not Included)

Title Screen
(Film Title, Year)
Estimated Loss
(Inflation-Adjusted)
Production Budget
(approx.)
Gross Revenue
(Domestic)
Gross Revenue
(Worldwide)

John Carter (2012)
$114-200 million
($127-223 million adjusted)
$250 million
$73 million
$284 million

The Lone Ranger (2013)
$160-190 million
($176-209 million adjusted)
$215 million
$89.3 million
$260.5 million

Mortal Engines (2018, NZ/US)
$175 million
($178 million adjusted)
$100-110 million
$16 million
$83.7 million

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
$114-153 million
($119-160 million adjusted)
$175 million
$39.2 million
$148.7 million

Tomorrowland (2015)
$90-150 million
($97-162 million adjusted)
$190 million
$93.4 million
$209 million

Pan (2015)
$85-150 million
($92-162 million adjusted)
$150 million
$35 million
$128.4 million

Mars Needs Moms (2011)
$100-144 million
($114-164 million adjusted)
$150 million
$21.4 million
$39 million

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
$82-120 million
($83-122 million adjusted)
$200 million
$65.8 million
$252.4 million

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
$131 million
($133 million adjusted)
$100 million
$100.5 million
$132.7 million

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
$110-130 million
($112-132 million adjusted)
$185 million
$62.3 million
$261.1 million

The 13th Warrior (1999)
$69-129 million
($106-198 million adjusted)
$100-160 million
$32.7 million
$61.7 million

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
$125 million
($174 million adjusted)
$60 million
$26.5 million
$80.8 million

Monster Trucks (2016)
$109-123 million
($116-131 million adjusted)
$125 million
$33.3 million
$64.5 million

Ben-Hur (2016)
$75-122 million
($80-128 million adjusted)
$100 million
$26.4 million
$94.1 million

Jupiter Ascending (2015)
$95-120 million
($102-129 million adjusted)
$176 million
$47.4 million
$183.9 million

Cats (2019)
$71-100 million
($71-100 million adjusted)
$95 million
$26.8 million
$60 million

Deepwater Horizon (2016)
$60-112 million
($64-119 million adjusted)
$110-120 million
$61.4 million
$121.8 million

Cutthroat Island (1995)
$105 million
($176 million adjusted)
$98 million
$10 million
$10 million

How Do You Know (2010)
$105 million
($123 million adjusted)
$120 million
$30.2 million
$48.7 million

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
$105 million
($115 million adjusted)
$195 million
$65.2 million
$197.7 million

The Promise (2016, Sp./US)
$93-102 million
($99-109 million adjusted)
$90 million
$8.2 million
$12.4 million

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
$100+ million
($104+ million adjusted)
$217 million
$130.2 million
$605.4 million

Titan A.E. (2000)
$100 million
($148 million adjusted)
$75 million
$22.8 million
$36.8 million

Wonder Woman 1984 (2000)
$100 million
($100 million adjusted)
$200 million
$45 million
$164.1 million

Fantastic Four (2015)
$80-100 million
($86-108 million adjusted)
$120-125 million
$56.1 million
$167.9 million

The BFG (2016)
$71-100 million
($76-107 million adjusted)
$140 million
$55.5 million
$183.3 million

Justice League (2017)
$50-100 million
($52-104 million adjusted)
$300 million
$229 million
$657.9 million

47 Ronin (2013)
$97 million
($106 million adjusted)
$175-225 million
$38.4 million
$151.8 million

The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
$96 million
($136 million adjusted)
$100 million
$4.4 million
$7.1 million

Stealth (2005)
$96 million
($126 million adjusted)
$135 million
$32.1 million
$76.9 million

The Mummy (2017)
$95 million
($99 million adjusted)
$125-195 million
$80.2 million
$409.2 million

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
$94 million
($136 million adjusted)
$137 million
$32.1 million
$85.1 million

The Alamo (2004)
$94 million
($127 million adjusted)
$107 million
$22.4 million
$25.8 million

R.I.P.D. (2013)
$91-93 million
($100-102 million adjusted)
$130-154 million
$33.6 million
$78.3 million

Hugo (2011)
$91 million
($103 million adjusted)
$150-170 million
$73.9 million
$185.8 million

Gods of Egypt (2016)
$76-90 million
($81-96 million adjusted)
$140 million
$31.2 million
$150.7 million

Allied (2016)
$75-90 million
($80-96 million adjusted)
$85 million
$40.1 million
$119.5 million

Blackhat (2015)
$68-90 million
($73-97 million adjusted)
$70 million
$8 million
$19.7 million

Evan Almighty (2007)
$88 million
($109 million adjusted)
$175 million
$100.5 million
$173.4 million

Rise of the Guardians (2012)
$87 million
($97 million adjusted)
$145 million
$103.4 million
$306.9 million

Town & Country (2001)
$85 million
($123 million adjusted)
$90 million
$6.7 million
$10.4 million

Treasure Planet (2002)
$85 million
($121 million adjusted)
$140 million
$38.2 million
$110 million

The Good Dinosaur (2015)
$85 million
($92 million adjusted)
$175-200 million
$123 million
$332.2 million

Seventh Son (2015, US/UK/Canada/China)
$85 million
($92 million adjusted)
$95 million
$17.2 million
$114.2 million

Robin Hood (2018)
$83.7 million
($85 million adjusted)
$100 million
$30.8 million
$86.5 million

Supernova (2000)
$83 million
($123 million adjusted)
$90 million
$14.2 million
$14.8 million

The Nutcracker in 3D (2010, UK/Hungary) (aka The Nutcracker: The Untold Story)
$82 million
($96 million adjusted)
$90 million
$195,459
$16.4 million

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, Fr./US)
$82 million
($86 million adjusted)
$177.2-180 million
$41.2 million
$225.9 million

Windtalkers (2002)
$76-81 million
($108-115 million adjusted)
$115-120 million
$40.9 million
$77.6 million

Speed Racer (2008)
$80 million
($95 million adjusted)
$120 million
$43.9 million
$93.9 million

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
$80 million
($86 million adjusted)
$75 million
$45.4 million
$107 million

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
$80 million
($83 million adjusted)
$150-185 million
$92 million
$260.5 million

Sahara (2005)
$78.4 million
($103 million adjusted)
$160 million
$68.7 million
$119.2 million

xXx: State of the Union (2005) (aka xXx 2)
$78 million
($102 million adjusted)
$87-113 million
$26.9 million
$71 million

Poseidon (2006)
$77 million
($98 million adjusted)
$160 million
$60.7 million
$181.7 million

The Wolfman (2010)
$76 million
($89 million adjusted)
$150 million
$62 million
$140 million

The Great Raid (2005)
$75 million
($98 million adjusted)
$80 million
$10.2 million
$10.8 million

Green Lantern (2011)
$75 million
($85 million adjusted)
$200 million
$116.6 million
$219.9 million

Pixels (2015)
$75 million
($81 million adjusted)
$88 million
$78.8 million
$244.9 million

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
$74 million
($100 million adjusted)
$110 million
$24 million
$72.2 million

A Sound of Thunder (2005, UK/US)
$74 million
($97 million adjusted)
$80 million
$1.9 million
$11.7 million

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 2000 (2000)
$73.3 million
($109 million adjusted)
$73-103 million
$21.5 million
$29.7 million

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
$47-73 million
($64-99 million adjusted)
$105-120 million
$57.8 million
$115.8 million

Gigli (2003)
$72 million
($100 million adjusted)
$54 million
$6.1 million
$7.3 million

Monkeybone (2001)
$71 million
($103 million adjusted)
$75 million
$5.4 million
$7.6 million

Alexander (2004)
$71 million
($96 million adjusted)
$155 million
$34.3 million
$167.3 million

The Invasion (2007)
$71 million
($88 million adjusted)
$80 million
$15 million
$40.2 million

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)
$71 million
($77 million adjusted)
$70 million
$8.5 million
$21.7 million

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
$70.1 million
($100 million adjusted)
$70 million
$14.3 million
$20.2 million

The Postman (1997)
$70 million
($111 million adjusted)
$80 million
$17.6 million
$20.8 million

Peter Pan (2003)
$70 million
($97 million adjusted)
$100-130.6 million
$48.5 million
$122 million

Zoom: Academy For Superheroes (2006)
$69 million
($88 million adjusted)
$35-75.6 million
$12 million
$12.5 million

Beloved (1998)
$68.5 million
($107 million adjusted)
$80 million
$22.9 million
$22.9 million

Jack Frost (1998)
$68 million
($107 million adjusted)
$85 million
$34.6 million
$34.6 million

Fathers' Day (1997)
$67 million
($107 million adjusted)
$85 million
$28.6 million
$35.7 million

Driven (2001)
$67 million
($97 million adjusted)
$94 million
$32.7 million
$54.7 million

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
$67 million
($95 million adjusted)
$100 million
$35.2 million
$65.7 million

The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
$65 million
($100 million adjusted)
$75 million
$10.7 million
$19.6 million

Dudley Do-Right (1999)
$65 million
($100 million adjusted)
$70 million
$10 million
$10 million

Chill Factor (1999)
$64 million
($98 million adjusted)
$70 million
$11.2 million
$11.8 million

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
$63.5 million
($94 million adjusted)
$76-98.6 million
$26 million
$35.1 million

Instinct (1999)
$63 million
($97 million adjusted)
$80 million
$34.1 million
$34.1 million

Red Planet (2000)
$63 million
($94 million adjusted)
$80 million
$17.5 million
$33.5 million

Ali (2001)
$63 million
($91 million adjusted)
$107 million
$58.2 million
$87.8 million

Osmosis Jones (2001)
$63 million
($91 million adjusted)
$70 million
$13.6 million
$14 million

Hart's War (2002)
$62.7 million
($100-135 million adjusted)
$70 million
$19.1 million
$32.3 million

Lolita (1997)
$61 million
($97 million adjusted)
$62 million
$1.1 million
$1.1 million

Sphere (1998)
$61 million
($96 million adjusted)
$73-80 million
$37 million
$50.2 million

Hard Rain (1998)
$60 million
($94 million adjusted)
$70 million
$19.9 million
$19.9 million

Soldier (1998)
$60 million
($94 million adjusted)
$60-75 million
$14.6 million
$14.6 million

Inchon! (1981/1982)
$40.8 million
($108 million adjusted)
$46 million
$5.2 million
$5.2 million

Ishtar (1987)
$40.6 million
($91 million adjusted)
$51-55 million
$14.4 million
$14.4 million

Heaven's Gate (1980)
$40.5 million
($126 million adjusted)
$44 million
$3.5 million
$3.5 million

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988, UK)
$38.5 million
($83 million adjusted)
$46.6 million
$8.1 million
$8.1 million

Krull (1983, UK/US)
$33.5 million
($86 million adjusted)
$27-47 million
$16.9 million
$16.9 million

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
$14.3 million
($118 million adjusted)
$18.4 million
$4.8 million

Doctor Dolittle (1967)
$10.8 million
($83 million adjusted)
$17 million
?
$9 million

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