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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 2.8 IMDB Rating 4.2
Zyzzyx Rd (2006)
Budget: $2 million
US Gross: $30, no, worse, $20 dollars (Yes, yes, that's right)
Worldwide: $368.000

To satisfy a Screen Actors Guild's requirement, the director screened the flick in a Texas theater for a week where it earned a mere 30 bucks. And actually they had to return 1/3 of the gross, as 2 of the 6 paying ticket-goers were also crew members.

Zyzzyx Road was shown once a day for six days in Dallas at a movie theater rented by the producers for $1,000. The limited release was deliberate: Grillo was uninterested in releasing the film domestically until after it underwent foreign distribution, but needed to fulfill the U.S. release obligation required by the SAG. The 'strategy' made the film the lowest grossing film of all time, earning just $30.
The film was then released in 23 countries and earned just about $368,000.
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Budget: $100 million
Worldwilde Gross: $7 million
LOSS: 93%
Ouch.
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People who added this item 152 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: $95 million, cost over $140 million? ~ $107 million
Worldwide Gross: $25 million
LOSS: 76,6%-82%
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People who added this item 827 Average listal rating (566 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Budget: originally around $85 million, reportedly quickly soared to more than $110 reaching $125, rumoured total costs got to $160 million
Worldwide Gross: $61 million
LOSS: 51%-62%
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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 4.4
Budget: $90 ($105*) million, doubling the original $44
Worldwide Gross: $10 million
LOSS: 89%

'Considering that typically half of the gross box-office receipts go to the exhibitors and half to the filmmakers, Town & Country lost the studio at least $100 million, and probably much more if costs for distribution and marketing are considered, which average around $35–50 million for a studio picture such as this. The studio, having already spent in excess of $90 million, backed a very limited distribution and marketing campaign in the $15-20 million range, bringing the total cost to *$105-110 million.
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People who added this item 470 Average listal rating (313 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5
Stealth (2005)
Budget: $138 million
Worldwide Gross: under $77 million
LOSS: 44%
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People who added this item 319 Average listal rating (219 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: $75 million
Worldwide Gross: $15 million
LOSS: 80%
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Budget: $137 million
Worldwide Gross: $85 million
LOSS: 38%
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People who added this item 321 Average listal rating (217 ratings) 2.9 IMDB Rating 2.4
Gigli (2003)
Budget: $54 million
Worldwide Gross: $7 million
LOSS:87%

haha
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People who added this item 313 Average listal rating (152 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Budget: $55 million
Worldwide Gross: $9.5 million
LOSS: 82.7%
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Budget: $75 million
Worldwilde Gross: $30 million
LOSS: 60%

$29,725,663 worldwide, falling well short of its $75 million production budget and $20 million in estimated marketing costs.
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People who added this item 172 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: $52 million (other site said 80 million)
Worldwide Gross: under $8 million (the other site said little over 6 million)
LOSS: 84.6%-92.5%
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People who added this item 1193 Average listal rating (748 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.8
Budget: $110 million
Worldwide Gross: $72 million
LOSS: 34.5%
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People who added this item 749 Average listal rating (484 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Titan A.E. (2000)
Budget: $75 million
Worldwide Gross: $37 million
LOSS: 50.7%
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People who added this item 366 Average listal rating (247 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: $70 million
Worldwide Gross: over $35 million (under $6 million in the US)
LOSS: 50%
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People who added this item 817 Average listal rating (531 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: $120 million
Worldwide Gross: $93 million
LOSS: 22.5%
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People who added this item 345 Average listal rating (180 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: $32 million
Worldwide Gross: under $6 million
LOSS: 81%
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People who added this item 554 Average listal rating (369 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: over $100 million
Worldwide Gross: $77 million
LOSS: 23%
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People who added this item 501 Average listal rating (278 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: $21 million
Worldwide Gross: ~ $1 million
LOSS: 95%
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People who added this item 1695 Average listal rating (1152 ratings) 3.7 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: $100 million
Worldwide Gross: $82 million
LOSS: 18%
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People who added this item 340 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Budget: $10 million
Worldwide Gross: $2 million
LOSS: 80%
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People who added this item 442 Average listal rating (284 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: $55 million
US Gross: under $12 million
Worldwide Gross: $50 million
LOSS: 9%
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Budget: over $90 million (also read it cost $115 million)
US Gross: $10 million
LOSS [US]: $80 million+
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People who added this item 487 Average listal rating (316 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: $80 million
US Gross: $18 million
LOSS [US]: $62 million
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People who added this item 848 Average listal rating (465 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: $55 million
US Gross: $1 million
LOSS [US]: $54 million
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People who added this item 545 Average listal rating (386 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Budget: $65 million
US Gross: $17 million
LOSS [US]: $48 million
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People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 4.2
Ishtar (1987)
Budget: $55 million
US Gross: $14 million
LOSS [US]: $41 million
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People who added this item 195 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Budget: it was under $12 million, but ended up costing much more, around $40 million
US Gross: $3.5 million
LOSS [US]: $37 million

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Budget: $23.5 million, actually costing over $46 million (although Gilliam has stated it wasn't that much)
US Gross: $8 million
LOSS [US]: $38 million-
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 2.7 IMDB Rating 2.8
Inchon (1981)
Budget: over $40 million
US Gross: $5 million
LOSS [US]: $35 million+
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People who added this item 86 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Budget: $26 million
US Gross: under $637,000
LOSS [US]: $25.3 million
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People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 3.1
Budget: $17 million
US Gross: $2 million
LOSS [US]: $15 million
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People who added this item 2667 Average listal rating (1486 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Budget: $18 million
US Gross: under $6 million
LOSS [US]: $12 million
Does anyone know the worldwide gross??!
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 2.3 IMDB Rating 2.2
Budget: allegedly embarrassingly high
US Gross: $4 million
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LIST OF FILMS THAT CAUSED A GREAT LOSS OF MONEY
They are financial flops, box-office bombs, it doesn't mean they suck; so here you might find some good ones, and plenty of crappy ones.
Marketing costs are usually not included; figures are aproximate; inflation not considered; ordered somewhat by $ lost.

There are some others that are often referred as such, but I found their worldwide gross and confirmed that it surpassed the costs, so obviously they didn't get a spot in the list - So don't bother mentioning Waterworld, Cleopatra, Howard the Duck and the like.
There are some famous US box-office flops, however, of which I could only find the US grossing, and they got to be listed below.

If you remember any other big one, or know the worldwide gross of the ones I only wrote the US gross, tip away.

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Posted: 7 years, 9 months ago at Jul 10 11:04
This is a humdinger:
boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=motherhood.htm

It made £88 on its opening weekend....

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