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Added by Nebula on 19 Jul 2009 05:37
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 2.7 IMDB Rating 4.2
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.
People who added this item 351 Average listal rating (243 ratings) 3.6 IMDB Rating 3.8
Budget: $100 million
Worldwilde Gross: $7 million
LOSS: 93%
Ouch.
People who added this item 151 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 6
The Alamo (2004)
Budget: $95 million, cost over $140 million? ~ $107 million
Worldwide Gross: $25 million
LOSS: 76,6%-82%
People who added this item 864 Average listal rating (590 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%
People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 4.7 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 $35โ€“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.
People who added this item 485 Average listal rating (329 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.1
Stealth (2005)
Budget: $138 million
Worldwide Gross: under $77 million
LOSS: 44%
People who added this item 334 Average listal rating (227 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Soldier (1998)
Budget: $75 million
Worldwide Gross: $15 million
LOSS: 80%
People who added this item 1317 Average listal rating (874 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Budget: $137 million
Worldwide Gross: $85 million
LOSS: 38%
People who added this item 333 Average listal rating (237 ratings) 2.8 IMDB Rating 2.5
Gigli (2003)
Budget: $54 million
Worldwide Gross: $7 million
LOSS:87%

haha
People who added this item 312 Average listal rating (155 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Budget: $55 million
Worldwide Gross: $9.5 million
LOSS: 82.7%
People who added this item 399 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 2.9 IMDB Rating 2.5
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.
People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (124 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 4.2
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%
People who added this item 1209 Average listal rating (768 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.9
Budget: $110 million
Worldwide Gross: $72 million
LOSS: 34.5%
People who added this item 769 Average listal rating (498 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Titan A.E. (2000)
Budget: $75 million
Worldwide Gross: $37 million
LOSS: 50.7%
People who added this item 375 Average listal rating (254 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 4.3
Budget: $70 million
Worldwide Gross: over $35 million (under $6 million in the US)
LOSS: 50%
People who added this item 871 Average listal rating (580 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Speed Racer (2008)
Budget: $120 million
Worldwide Gross: $93 million
LOSS: 22.5%
People who added this item 348 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Budget: $32 million
Worldwide Gross: under $6 million
LOSS: 81%
People who added this item 565 Average listal rating (376 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Budget: over $100 million
Worldwide Gross: $77 million
LOSS: 23%
People who added this item 528 Average listal rating (298 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Bully (2001)
Budget: $21 million
Worldwide Gross: ~ $1 million
LOSS: 95%
People who added this item 1757 Average listal rating (1209 ratings) 3.7 IMDB Rating 3.3
Catwoman (2004)
Budget: $100 million
Worldwide Gross: $82 million
LOSS: 18%
People who added this item 334 Average listal rating (177 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Budget: $10 million
Worldwide Gross: $2 million
LOSS: 80%
People who added this item 468 Average listal rating (305 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 5
Meet Dave (2008)
Budget: $55 million
US Gross: under $12 million
Worldwide Gross: $50 million
LOSS: 9%
People who added this item 384 Average listal rating (290 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.7
Budget: over $90 million (also read it cost $115 million)
US Gross: $10 million
LOSS [US]: $80 million+
People who added this item 493 Average listal rating (324 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Postman (1997)
Budget: $80 million
US Gross: $18 million
LOSS [US]: $62 million
People who added this item 896 Average listal rating (500 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Lolita (1997)
Budget: $55 million
US Gross: $1 million
LOSS [US]: $54 million
People who added this item 555 Average listal rating (399 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Budget: $65 million
US Gross: $17 million
LOSS [US]: $48 million
People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 4.2 IMDB Rating 4.4
Ishtar (1987)
Budget: $55 million
US Gross: $14 million
LOSS [US]: $41 million
People who added this item 207 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Budget: it was under $12 million, but ended up costing much more, around $40 million
US Gross: $3.5 million
LOSS [US]: $37 million

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-
People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 2.4 IMDB Rating 2.8
Inchon (1981)
Budget: over $40 million
US Gross: $5 million
LOSS [US]: $35 million+
People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Budget: $26 million
US Gross: under $637,000
LOSS [US]: $25.3 million
People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 3.9 IMDB Rating 3.2
Budget: $17 million
US Gross: $2 million
LOSS [US]: $15 million
People who added this item 2723 Average listal rating (1567 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Budget: $18 million
US Gross: under $6 million
LOSS [US]: $12 million
Does anyone know the worldwide gross??!
Budget: allegedly embarrassingly high
US Gross: $4 million

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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