If the burgeoning production budget could have been the parameters of making a movie successful, then all the expensive movies where money was used like water, could have surely registered the biggest popularity in the box office. However, investing money like any thing is not a guarantee towards making the movie successful. Since, there are various other parameters which decide the fate of movies like the script, role (which the protagonist plays), selection of actors amongst others. History has been the enriching proof that only some of the expensive movies have registered tremendous profits, while the rest simply created death knell for them and they flopped. You will get a sense of such movies which although shot with great expectations and where money has never been any problem but still they ended up in disaster. Following are the top 10 most expensive movies that flopped and failed:-
Quantum of Solace
What more can be a sorry state for the movie which although being shot at various renowned and exotic locations only resulted in a total failure? The movie released way back in the year 2008 where a total sum of approx $230 million was used. It was expected to fair well since it was a sequel of James Bond movie but destiny has some thing else in store for the movie.
Who could have thought that a comedy film namely Sahara could eventually give tensions and worries to producers as well as every one associated with the movie? Although the movie did well initially yet the burgeoning marketing cost proved to be suicidal for the movie as it eventually turned out to be a total flop. Released in 2005, the loss which the movie incurred was between $78 millions and $105 million.
Made way back in the year 2003, how can there be no mention of this acclaimed movie where whopping $237 millions were used. Although, the visual effects were quite attractive, yet the movie turned out to be a disaster.
The 13th Warrior
The thing which constitutes to be a total disaster for the movie is the rising production along with marketing cost which becomes so high that the revenue which it earned thereafter, seemed to be dwarf in comparison. This movie earned roughly $62 million at the box office but unfortunately $160 million was already spent in its marketing.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
The worst part of a movie which fails to strike the heart of audience is that besides failing at the box videos, even critics do not leave any stone unturned towards showering their bitter and nasty comments. The same has happened with this movie, since was it was made roughly at a total of $120 million, and the unfortunate part was that it just managed to bag $7 million worldwide. A sad story indeed. Isn’t it?
The fate of Cutthroat Island was no better and it met such a sorry state due to the actor who could not continue towards doing the role to which he signed upon. Renowned actor Michael Douglas who was earlier all set to play opposite Geena Davis backed out due to some personal problems. Therefore, as such an acclaimed actor went away, the movie was lost with much needed sheen in the process where it lost whopping sum of money due to this chaos.
Released in 2004,The Alamo cost roughly $415 million. Based on the Texas Revolution, it was expected to do fairly well with the American Audience but unfortunately critics demeaned the movie by their nasty views which did not auger well for the movie. As a result it suffered a loss of $130 million which just reflected on the total disaster of the movie and it turned out to be a total flop
Mars Needs Moms
There is no dearth of expensive movies which have met unfortunate fate and this is again in line to the same as well. Cost roughly $150 million, the picture started clearing soon after its release since it just earned some where $7 million in the weekend when it was released. Thereafter, the movie was welcomed with unexpected and demoralizing reviews which could not have been worse than this for sure.
Considered as the second most expensive movie in the world, Cleopatra released way back in 1963 and cost approx $314, but it failed to excite audience. Therefore, the movie flopped as this was again in line with others which met unexpected disaster.
Made way back in 1960, Speed Racer’s cost was whopping $200 million. The main drawback for the movie was that it invested a big chunk of money which was later on became difficult to recover. Therefore, Warner Bros lost a huge sum of money which even they would not have thought of, in their dreams.