In order for a film to be a profitable, those attached to it will be praying for success at the box office. If the film does not break even at the box office, it is considered a flop and will lose money for the studio, distributor and production company. It is possible for these films to break even after their theatrical run, but often the damage is done by flopping at the box office. Over history there have been some catastrophic flops, and some of these have even resulted in bankruptcy for the studios and tarnished reputations.
10. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
A science fiction comedy film that is neither adventurous nor funny, The Adventures of Pluto Nash would go on to be a box office bomb, and a film universally panned by critics and the small group of moviegoers that went to the cinema to see it. Starring Eddie Murphy, the film is set on the moon in 2087 seeing Murphy’s character, Pluto Nash, as a nightclub owner who refuses to sell his club to the local mob. The film wrapped in 2000 and would sit on the shelf for two years before being released in 2002. It’s total worldwide gross earnings were $7 million after having an estimated budget of $100 million. This makes it one of the most expensive bombs of all time, although it would perform better on DVD. Murphy would later state “I know two or three people that liked this movie.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7_oXWo7Kus Source: YouTube