The biggest flops of the year

It’s that time of the year when the best and worst movies are revealed however one of the more interesting top 10’s is the biggest flops of the year and the nice people at Forbes magazine have gone and found out what 10 films failed at the global box office.

It might come as a surprise to hear that only one summer blockbuster made the top 10 in the form of R.I.P.D which found it’s place at the number nine spot.

Nobody cares about that though what we all want to know is what the biggest flop of the year is and the honor went to the Benedict Cumberbatch drama about Wikileaks, The Fifth Estate.  The film totally bombed at the global box office, in fact it only made back 21% of it’s budget.

Other films in the top five included the Stallone action film Bullet to the Head which was the second flop of the year, the Jason Statham action drama Parker which went in at number four and the Mark Wahlberg drama Broken City rounded out the top five.

Below is the full top 10 which includes the cost of the film, how much it took at the global box office and how much of it’s budget it made back.

10. The Big Wedding – Budget $35m – Global taking $22m –  Return 63%

9. R.I.P.D – Budget $130m – Global taking $78m – Return 60%

8. Peeple – Budget $15m – Global taking $9m – Return 60%

7. Getaway – Budget $18m – Global taking $9m – Return 58%

6. Battle of the Year – Budget $20m – Global taking $11m – Return 55%

5. Broken City – Budget $35m – Global taking $19m – Return 54%

4. Parker – Budget $35m – Global taking $17m – Return 49%

3. Paranoia – Budget $35m – Global taking $13.5m – Return 39%

2. Bullet to the Head – Budget $25m – Global taking $9m – Return 36%

1. The Fifth Estate – Budget $28m – Global taking $6m – Return 21%


Posted on November 28, 2013, in Features and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Somehow I’m unsurprised The Fifth Estate made this list. It’s not the worst of the movies on the list, not by a long shot, but it isn’t as good as it expected to be. That’s for sure.

  2. it is a surprise that it did bomb that bad

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