15. The Nut Job 2
The original Nut Job was an unremarkable animated film produced on a modest budget and released in the January dumping ground. No doubt thinking the original’s respectable box office take of $120 million would only increase if they released the sequel during the summer, Open Road Films made the decision to put out The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature during a week with little competition.
The plan backfired spectacularly.
Barely scraping together $8 million in its opening weekend, The Nut Job 2 now holds the unfortunate distinction of having the worst performance of a film released on more than 4,000 screens. To date, it has yet to pass the $30 million mark in earnings, which is made all the worse by the fact the film cost $40 million to produce (and that’s not even factoring in marketing costs). If Open Road is to release a third Nut Job, it will probably either be another January release or even direct-to-DVD.
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14. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Moviegoers of a certain age (read: anyone who’s not a kid or a parent with young children) probably never noticed that the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series went past one movie but it’s actually pretty successful. Based on the series of books of the same name, the first three Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies all performed very well at the box office, so one would assume that the fourth installment would follow suit.
Unfortunately, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is essentially a direct-to-video sequel mistakenly released in theaters, as none of the original cast is present and the film itself takes a noticeable dip in quality compared to its predecessors. Apparently, audiences got wise to this and decided to simply skip this one, as The Long Haul didn’t even earn enough domestically to make its $21 million budget back and fared even worse worldwide, translating to a disappointing $40 million in total. At this rate, if there is a fifth Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie, it’s almost guaranteed to be an actual direct-to-video release.