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10 Biggest Box Office Bombs of 2015


Here are the ten biggest box office bombs of 2015…so far!

If a movie is released in theaters and it breaks even, then it is considered a box office bomb or box office flop, thos losing money for the studio, production company, or distributor. In rare instances, a movie can make money during home media sales, rentals, or TV broadcast rights. But, this rarely ever happens.

Following the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, Furious 7, and Jurassic World, many analysts are predicting that 2015 will have the biggest year ever at the box office. However, over the weekend, there were bombs in the box office then there are explosions in a Michael Bay movie. Four major studio movie movies were released last weekend and in total they barely made $11 million. For example, Steve Jobs, The Last Witch Hunter, Paranormal Activity 6, Rock the Kasbah and Jem and the Holograms all bombed in the box office.

Each movie was released in over 2,000 movie theaters but made less than $3 million dollars each. But, those movies are not alone, the director of Catfish tried making a feature film with Zac Efron, We Are Your Friends, and that bombed in the box office. Johnny Depp tried to be funny again in the comedy Mortdecai and that movie flopped. Then there is Sean Penn’s Taken rip-off, The Gunman which also bombed in the box office.

Which begs the question, with so much money invested into making these movies, how come studios are unable to figure out how to make a movie worth seeing?

For a majority of the cases, large production costs, major marketing efforts, and the failure to connect with audiences all led to major Box Office let downs.

While, last weekend was only an example of how uninterested people are about recent major motion pictures, Netflix was able to showcase Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba to $3 million people in less than a month; Showing a clear shift from traditional movie going.

Either way, here are the list of the 10 Biggest Box Office Bombs this year.

Jupiter Ascending Box Office Bombs
Jupiter Ascending Box Office Bombs

Aloha – Estimated Losses $20 Million


Unfinished Business – Estimated Losses: $20 to $25 Million


The Gunman – Estimated Losses: $35 Million


Mortdecai – Estimated Losses: $40 to $50 Million


Strange Magic – Estimated Losses: $40 to $50 Million


Child 44 – Estimated Losses: $50 Million


Seventh Son – Estimated Losses: $85 Million


Blackhat – Estimated Losses: $80 to $90 Million


Jupiter Ascending – Estimated Losses: $90 to $100 Million


Tomorrowland – Estimated Losses: $100 to $120 Million

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