When studios invest in a movie, they’re betting that their box office intake will be higher than their production and marketing budgets. Sometimes, that gamble doesn’t pay out. And other times, it’s a total disaster. That’s what is commonly called a box office bomb. For this list, we ranked the 50 biggest box office bombs of all time.
To start, we used the box office site The Numbers to look at all the films with a production budget of at least $75 million. Then we weighed that against its worldwide gross and ranked the movies that lost the most amount of money.
Keep in mind these movies also spent millions in marketing and distribution, and inflation is not accounted for, so the losses may be even greater than they appear! Keep reading to discover the 50 movies that bombed the hardest at the box office.