Top 10 Biggest Box Office Bombs of All Time ...


Top Box Office Bombs happen every year, but some of them are way worse than others. I can't imagine putting so much time and effort into a film, watching it climb over budget, and then sitting back and seeing it become one of the top box office bombs because it doesn't gross anywhere near what it costs. That's really what defines a bomb: it brings in way, way less than what it cost to make. So, take a look at some of the biggest top box office bombs of all times, and see whether you agree that they're bad movies.

1. Cutthroat Island (1994)

This is definitely one of the top box office bombs.

It cost $115,000,000 to make, but it only grossed $18,517,332.


As a matter of fact, the adventure movie is the biggest flop ever made – and that title comes courtesy of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Double ouch!

2. The Alamo (2004)

My dad loves this movie, and honestly I liked it as well, but it did terribly at the box office.

Despite an attempt to tell both sides of the story and an all-star cast featuring actors like Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thorton, the Ron Howard production grossed only $25,820,000 worldwide.

The kicker?

It cost $145,000,000 to make.

3. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

People knew this Eddie Murphy vehicle was going to be one of the top box office bombs right from the start.2

It's a shame – I'll generally watch anything with Eddie Murphy, and even I couldn't sit through this bland psuedo-space tale.

Not even my love for Jay Mohr could keep me interested.

Audiences weren't interested either.

The film grossed a little over $7 million, but it cost $120 million to make.

4. Sahara (2005)

Here's a strange tale.

This comedic adventure, which notably paired Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz (who seemingly dated just long enough to do publicity for the film) opened big, with $18,000,000 on its opening weekend.

However, it's still one of the biggest flops ever, because its budget was so high.

It earned a respectable amount of money but it cost twice as much to make as it earned, and that ain't good business, kids.

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