Hollywood’s Biggest Box Office Bombs

Above: 'Ben-Hur' will become one of the year's biggest flops
Above: 'Ben-Hur' will become one of the year's biggest flops

Last week marked the release of the historical epic, Ben-Hur. The movie was expected to be a failure, and when it did open, it became yet another unnecessary reboot for the modern age. This time, director Timur Bekmambetov, sacrilegiously besmirched the 1959 classic of the same name and managed to taint Morgan Freeman’s career in the process. Despite its awfulness, the reboot faced tough competition in the box office, lining up against Suicide Squad, War Dogs, and the smash comedy, Sausage Party. Surrounded by negative reviews and lacklustre promotion, Ben-Hur opened in sixth place, amassing $11 million dollars. This total was rather disappointing for Paramount Pictures, who had allotted the film and its team over $100,000,000 in production financing.

Despite the failure of Ben-Hur, it is still hard-pressed to reach the levels of disappointment held by these select flicks. In dishonour of this terrible movie, we bring you the biggest box office bombs of all time.

5. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

This film destroyed Eddie Murphy’s career, and is often cited as of one the worst sci-fi movies ever made. In all, the movie was ridiculed for an awful screenplay, and totalled nearly $100,000,000 in losses.

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Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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