In a perfect world, the overall quality of a movie would be directly proportionate to its box office haul. Unfortunately, as can typically be gathered from most weekly box office reports, it’s all too clear that a movie doesn’t need to be any good in order to make money. With the increasing importance of foreign markets, it no longer seems to matter if a blockbuster movie receives positive reviews or not; as long as foreign audiences find it appealing, it will still make money even if domestic audiences are less than enthused. While it’s still arguably better for everyone involved if the movies making the most money are actually good (audiences still deserve to be compensated for their money with quality entertainment), these 15 movies all managed to make obscene amounts of money despite being cinematic atrocities.
15. Wild Hogs (2007)
Budget: $60 million (estimated)
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $253.6 million
Apparently, audiences really go in for movies about groups of middle aged men riding motorcycles. This family comedy starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, and William H. Macy managed to reach the #1 spot in its opening weekend despite negative reviews and went onto gross over $100 million at the domestic box office, finally settling at $168.2 million. With that kind of cash haul, the biggest surprise may be that Wild Hogs 2 was never put into production.