Mondo’s poster for Brazil (1985)
BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #15 Battlefield Earth (2000)
BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #16 Inchon (1981)
The Damage: You probably never heard of that movie, because it only made 2 million on a 46 million dollar budget. Also, it’s never been released on VHS or DVD.
The Reason: New York Times called it “the most expensive b-movie ever made”. Too much money invested in a bad film.
BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #18 Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever (2002)
The Damage: A loss of 51 million and A LOT of bad reviews. Wych Kaosayananda never directed an american movie after that…
The Reason: Why would you give 70 million to the son of a Thai diplomat, who only directed one movie prior to this one, and expect a good turnout?
BIGGEST BOX OFFICE BOMBS: #20 Red Planet (2000)
The Damage: It only grossed 33 million worldwide on a 80 million dollar budget and opened at number 5 on the box office. It also seriously damaged Val Kilmer’s career.
The Reason: The movie itself was terrible (imagine 2001 mixed with Armageddon), but it was also fighting against Charlie’s Angels, Little Nicky and Meet the Parents.
Two weeks ago, I discovered that an upcoming web series here in Quebec had a similar subject to the one I’m currently writing. Now, that’s incredibly frustrating because I only have three choices:
What sucks even more is that I have 0 budget and they are backed by Power Corporation (huge media corporation).
George Lucas on the set of Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi (1983)
“Escape From New York” (1981)
Tron (Buena Vista, 1982). Japanese movie poster.