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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 349 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 153 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 5.1 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 847 Average listal rating (585 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 53 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 479 Average listal rating (322 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.1
Stealth (2005)
Budget: $138 million
Worldwide Gross: under $77 million
LOSS: 44%
People who added this item 333 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Soldier (1998)
Budget: $75 million
Worldwide Gross: $15 million
LOSS: 80%
People who added this item 1308 Average listal rating (869 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Budget: $137 million
Worldwide Gross: $85 million
LOSS: 38%
People who added this item 331 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 2.8 IMDB Rating 2.5
Gigli (2003)
Budget: $54 million
Worldwide Gross: $7 million
LOSS:87%

haha
People who added this item 311 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 396 Average listal rating (295 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 177 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%
Budget: $110 million
Worldwide Gross: $72 million
LOSS: 34.5%
People who added this item 764 Average listal rating (495 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 371 Average listal rating (253 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 854 Average listal rating (569 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Speed Racer (2008)
Budget: $120 million
Worldwide Gross: $93 million
LOSS: 22.5%
People who added this item 349 Average listal rating (184 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Budget: $32 million
Worldwide Gross: under $6 million
LOSS: 81%
People who added this item 562 Average listal rating (375 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Windtalkers (2002)
Budget: over $100 million
Worldwide Gross: $77 million
LOSS: 23%
People who added this item 516 Average listal rating (294 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Bully (2001)
Budget: $21 million
Worldwide Gross: ~ $1 million
LOSS: 95%
People who added this item 1731 Average listal rating (1192 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 3.3
Catwoman (2004)
Budget: $100 million
Worldwide Gross: $82 million
LOSS: 18%
People who added this item 335 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Budget: $10 million
Worldwide Gross: $2 million
LOSS: 80%
People who added this item 457 Average listal rating (298 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 375 Average listal rating (287 ratings) 5 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 491 Average listal rating (325 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 878 Average listal rating (486 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 556 Average listal rating (401 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 94 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 4.1 IMDB Rating 4.4
Ishtar (1987)
Budget: $55 million
US Gross: $14 million
LOSS [US]: $41 million
People who added this item 204 Average listal rating (105 ratings) 6.4 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

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 16 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 2.6 IMDB Rating 2.8
Inchon (1981)
Budget: over $40 million
US Gross: $5 million
LOSS [US]: $35 million+
People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.5 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 (44 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 3.2
Budget: $17 million
US Gross: $2 million
LOSS [US]: $15 million
People who added this item 2703 Average listal rating (1549 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Ed Wood (1994)
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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