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    The 15 Biggest North American Box Office Bombs of 2012




    You can determine a box-office failure in a variety of different ways. You can, for instance, simply look at the box office gross, in which case the biggest box office bomb of 2012 was a film called The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, which starred Will Keenan and Creed Bratton (from “The Office”) and grossed $117. But that’s not really fair because no one expected The Ghastly Love of Johnny X to do well because no one has ever heard of the film. Likewise, Vamps, starring Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter, which was directed by Amy Heckerling (Clueless) could also be considered a huge failure, having grossed only $3,300, which is to say that less than 400 people saw it in theaters. But Vamps was only released in one theater, and stayed there for only two weeks, so you could hardly consider it one of the BIGGEST flops of 2012.You could limit the criteria to movies that only opened in a certain number of theaters, say 600. But in that case, you’d have to include a movie like The Words, starring Bradley Cooper, which made only $11 million. But then again, it only cost $6 million to make, so that’s actually a success. Likewise, another movie starring The Emu, Hit and Run opened in over 2,000 theaters and made only $18 million. However, that movie only costs $2 million to make, so that movie, too, was a financial success.What I did, instead, was to look at the films this year that lost the most amount of money by comparing the North American box-office to the film’s budget. But that’s not entirely fair, either, because some of these movies lost more money than the entire budget of most of 2012’s films. So, I went a step further, and I did MATH. I calculated the percentage of the production budget that the movie made back in North America and ranked the 15 films according to the smallest percentage of their production budget earned back, i.e., the worst return on investment. So, for instance, Cloud Atlas cost $100 million to make and it earned $26 million in North America, so it made 26 percent of its production budget back. That was enough to place it as the 8th biggest failure of the year.In sum: By going through all of 2012’s films, I arrived at the 15 films which earned the smallest percentage of their budget back, which I consider to be The 15 Biggest Box Office Flops of 2012.

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    What can we surmise from this list? That there WAS someone even less of a draw than Taylor Kitch at the box office this year, and his name was Gerard Butler.

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    I'm seeing a recurring Taylor Kitsch/Gerard Butler theme.....
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    And Jessica Biel.
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    Yeah, I noticed Gerard Butler showed up at least twice.

    I haven't heard of most of these turkeys, but "Rock of Ages" flopping couldn't have happened to a more deserving asshole, imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post

    I haven't heard of most of these turkeys, but "Rock of Ages" flopping couldn't have happened to a more deserving asshole, imo.
    Same goes for "Cloud Atlas"
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    I've only heard of about a quarter of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    I've only heard of about a quarter of these.
    Me too. I'm gonna pop down to the local vid... er... DVD shop and see if they have Cold Light of Day. I adore Sigourney.
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    I actually liked the Rock of Ages movie and Tiny Tom was good in it. I didn't think Battleship was the worst movie I ever saw either but I had low expectations going in.
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    there's actually an actress named genesis rodriguez? seriously? and bitch didn't change her name?

    the only one of those turkeys i kinda want to see is 'cloud atlas', but only out of curiosity to see just how badly they fucked up that brilliant, awesome book.
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    I'm kind of bummed that "Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter" did so poorly. I was really looking forward to the following sequels:

    "Andrew Johnson - Kraken Killer"
    "William Howard Taft - Midnight Snack Demolisher"
    "The Blair Wilkes Project"
    "Rosemary Todd's Baby"
    "Invasion of the Boothysnatchers"
    "A Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue" (although Witchcurlgirl has informed me that this one is actually in production)

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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    I've only heard of about a quarter of these.
    Thank you! I was scrolling down that list feeling very out of touch, glad it's not just me, lol.
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    I've heard of all of these. Poor Kitsch, I actually want him to do well. Can we guess what will be on this list next year? The Lone Ranger, for it's massively overblown budget, for sure. It's John Carter Part Deux.
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    I had wanted to see The Cold Light of Day, but damn if I knew when it was in the theater. I see all kinds of trailers when I go to the movies, but the next time I hear about them, I'm seeing it for sale or running on Netflix. The only ones I never heard of were that Oogie thing and That's My Boy. I vaguely remember The Watch movie being talked about, but I don't remember it playing. After a while, it felt like every movie this year looked pretty much the same as the next.
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    I just added Cold Light of Day to my netflix, but its not available yet.
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    I feel so out of touch with movies lately because I'd only heard of about half of these. I know that among the people I hang out with, no one really goes to see movies in theaters anymore in general because it's gotten so expensive, whereas ten years ago we were there almost every weekend.
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