The Biggest Movie Flops in Hollywood History

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35. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
> Loss: $46,766,780
> Production budget: $60,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $13,233,220
> Starring: Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta
> Directed by: Uwe Boll

“In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” is inspired by the Dungeon Siege video game series. The movie features significant starpower, but critics were not impressed with only 4% liking the film. The Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes says the movie features “mostly wooden performances, laughable dialogue, and shoddy production values.”

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34. Gigli (2003)
> Loss: $46,873,998
> Production budget: $54,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $7,126,002
> Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bartha
> Directed by: Martin Brest

“Gigli” stars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez — at the time one of Hollywood’s power couples — as two mobsters tasked with kidnapping and watching the brother of a district attorney. Despite their offscreen romance, the two were criticized for lacking chemistry on screen. The movie has a 6% Freshness score among Rotten Tomatoes critics. Tim Robey of The Daily Telegraph said “Gigli” is “every bit as atrocious as you may have heard. Nay, worse.”

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33. Hudson Hawk (1991)
> Loss: $47,781,084
> Production budget: $65,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $17,218,916
> Starring: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell
> Directed by: Michael Lehmann

“Hudson Hawk” follows a burglar recently-released from jail who starts working for a wealthy couple. He is tasked with stealing art by Leonardo Da Vinci as part of a world domination plot. “Hudson Hawk’s kitchen-sink approach to its blend of action and slapstick results in a surreal, baffling misfire,” according to Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus. Fans were a little more impressed, with 56% of audiences liking the comedy compared to a 33% Tomatometer score.

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32. Holy Man (1998)
> Loss: $47,930,281
> Production budget: $60,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $12,069,719
> Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum, Kelly Preston
> Directed by: Stephen Herek

“Holy Man” is a comedy about a TV evangelist who starts working for a home shopping network, immediately boosting sales by making shopping a religious experience. Critics were not impressed, describing the film as unfunny, uneven, shallow, and mundane. Only 12% of critics and 24% of audiences gave the movie a positive review.

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31. Lucky You (2007)
> Loss: $48,478,171
> Production budget: $55,000,000
> Worldwide box office: $6,521,829
> Starring: Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall
> Directed by: Curtis Hanson

“Lucky You” follows a poker player who has a real chance of becoming world champion but struggles with personal relationships, especially the one with his father. Critics describe the film as full of cliches, predictable, and slow. Only 29% of critics gave the rom com a positive review, a slightly higher share than audience reviewers who liked the movie.

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