Biggest Movie Flops
The Lone Ranger (2013)
This remake of the Lone Ranger legend starring Johnny Depp as Tonto ended up leaving Disney Studios with a loss of £72m on an initial outlay of over £150m.
This action comedy adventure starring Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz initially did well at the US box office, grossing £11m in its first week but ultimately lost a barrel-load of cash (£63m) due to its huge £150m budget, which seems tame by today's standards!
Cutthroat Island (1996)
An early example of a movie flop this pirate epic starring Geena Davis lost only £10m initially on an outlay of £70m but it was highly publicised at the time due to the expense of two life-sized galleons on set.
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Tame by today's standards, costing just £26m to make, this western fell victim to director Michael Cimino's perfectionism. The Deer Hunter director insisted on having an entire street built from scratch and he initially presented movie makers United Artists with a 5 hour version of the film!
The Adventures Of Pluto Nash (2002)
This £60m flop starred Eddie Murphy as a smuggler running a nightclub on the moon. Critics panned the acting and special effects and it made less than £5m at the box office!
Battlefield Earth (2000)
John Travolta starred in this pet project preaching Scientology based on sci-fi writer L. Robin Hubbard's book of the same name. The film cost approximately £45m to make but terrible reviews meant the film ended up taking a £10m loss.
This four-hour epic starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard burton and despite becoming the highest earning movie of 1963 and scooping four Oscars the movie nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox due to its budget of £26m.
John Carter (2012)
This sci-fi fantasy epic set on the planet Mars cost Disney approximately £150m to make and had a marketing budget of £60m but the film was panned by the critics and ultimately lost the makers over £100m.