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Films that made a big flop


Here are films that made flops in the box office, that did cost more than they earned.
Mars Needs Moms, 1h28
Directed by Simon Wells
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Martiens, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, Breckin Meyer, Mindy Sterling, Tom Everett Scott

Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green, voice-over by Seth Dusky) is just beginning summer vacation, and his father (Tom Everett Scott) is leaving for a business trip. While Milo is wanting his summer to be a fun one, his mother (Joan Cusack) assigns him chores and tasks like taking out the trash. At dinnertime, Milo is given broccoli. His mother has a "no broccoli, no TV" rule which Milo cleverly evades. When Milo feeds his broccoli to his cat, his mom grounds him and sends him to bed early. After a heated argument with his mother, Milo wishes that he never had a mom. Later that night, his wish comes true when his mother is abducted by Martians who plan to steal her "momness" to rear their own young.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash, 1h35
Directed by Ron Underwood
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Space opera, Gangster films, Sur la Lune
Actors Eddie Murphy, Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson, Joe Pantoliano, Jay Mohr, Luis Guzmán

In 2079, there is a colony on the Moon called Little America. A retired smuggler called Pluto Nash (Eddie Murphy), who just left prison, buys a nightclub, in an attempt to fulfil a long-time wish of his. Additionally, this prevents the murder by ingestion of battery acid of the club's previous owner, Anthony Frankowski (Jay Mohr), a Polish polka dancer, by mobsters Gino (Burt Young) and Larry (Lillo Brancato) whom Anthony owed money to. Pluto rebuilds the club and establishes it as "Club Pluto." In the next seven years, Club Pluto becomes a very popular Little America nightclub. Its staff consists of Pluto himself, a Hispanic assistant, and an android named Bruno (Randy Quaid), an inferior 63 plus model.
Metropolis
Metropolis (1927)
, 2h25
Directed by Fritz Lang
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films about the labor movement, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Heinrich George

In the future of 2026, wealthy industrialists rule the vast city of Metropolis from high-rise tower complexes, while a lower class of underground-dwelling workers toil constantly to operate the machines that provide its power. Joh Fredersen is the city's master. Joh's son Freder idles away his time in a pleasure garden with other rich children. Freder is interrupted by the arrival of a young woman named Maria, who has brought a group of workers' children to witness the lifestyle led by the rich. Maria and the children are quickly ushered away, but Freder is fascinated by Maria and goes to the workers' portion of the city to find her.
The Big Picture, 1h55
Directed by Éric Lartigau
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes L'usurpation d'identité, Escroquerie
Actors Romain Duris, Marina Foïs, Niels Arestrup, Catherine Deneuve, Branka Katić, Éric Ruf

A successful Paris lawyer with a seemingly perfect life discovers that his wife is having an affair and accidentally kills her lover in a moment of madness. He escapes the law by faking his own death, assuming his victim's identity, and making a fresh start on the Adriatic coast as a photographer. This eventually leads him to realise what was missing in his life before: he finally sees the big picture.
Cutthroat Island, 2h4
Directed by Renny Harlin
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films
Actors Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin, Patrick Malahide, Stan Shaw

In 1668 Jamaica, Morgan Adams hunts down her uncle and fellow pirate Dawg Brown, who has captured her father, Black Harry. Black Harry has one of three pieces of a map to a huge stash of gold on the remote Cutthroat Island. Dawg has another piece, having stolen it from the corpse of a third brother, Richard, while a fourth brother, Mordechai, has the last piece. Harry refuses to give Dawg his piece and escapes with Morgan's help, but not before being mortally wounded. A dying Harry reveals to his daughter the location of the map piece: on his scalp.
Live by Night
Directed by Ben Affleck, Rand Ravich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sienna Miller, Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper

Set in the 1920s, the story follows Joe Coughlin, the prodigal son of a Boston police captain. After moving to Ybor City, Coughlin becomes a bootlegger and a rum-runner and, later, a notorious gangster.
Chic!
Chic! (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by Jérôme Cornuau
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Fanny Ardant, Marina Hands, Éric Elmosnino, Laurent Stocker, Catherine Hosmalin, Philippe Duquesne

Alicia Ricosi, styliste mondialement célébrée de la prestigieuse maison de haute couture dirigée par Hélène, a perdu l'inspiration à quelques semaines de la présentation des collections... Le seul capable de faire renaître son inspiration, c'est Julien, le jardinier qu'Hélène vient de licencier sans ménagement ! Mais entre l'hystérie d'un univers du luxe où tout n'est qu'apparences et codes, et la réalité verdoyante rythmée par la nature du monde de Julien, rien ne dit qu'une étincelle sera possible.
The Alamo
The Alamo (2004)
, 2h17
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric, Patrick Wilson, Emilio Echevarría, Jordi Mollá

The film begins in March 1836 in the Mexican State of Coahuila y Tejas town of San Antonio de Bexar (now Downtown San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas), site of the Alamo, where bodies of Texan defenders and Mexican attackers are strewn over the Alamo. The film then flashes back to a year earlier. Sam Houston (Dennis Quaid) attends a party where he tries to persuade people to migrate to Texas. He meets with David Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton), recently defeated for reelection to Congress. Houston explains to Crockett that as an immigrant to Texas, Crockett will receive 640 acres (2.6 km) [a square mile] of his own choosing. Crockett, with a grin, pointedly asks Houston whether this new republic is going to need a president.
Town & Country, 1h44
Directed by Peter Chelsom
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Andie MacDowell, Garry Shandling, Jenna Elfman

Porter Stoddard is so prosperous an architect, he has New York homes on Park Avenue and in the Hamptons, as well as a vacation lodge out west in Sun Valley. He has been married for 25 years to the equally successful Ellie, an interior designer, but has been having an affair with Alex, a beautiful young cellist.
La Tour Montparnasse Infernale, 1h32
Directed by Charles Nemes
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Éric Judor, Ramzy Bédia, Marina Foïs, Serge Riaboukine, Louis-Marie Gaultier de Kermoal, Pierre Semmler

Eric and Ramzy are working as window washers at the Montparnasse skyscraper in Paris. Thinking that he has a date set up with beautiful executive Marie-Joelle (who in reality hates his guts), Ramzy stays at work late while Eric hangs around with him. As a result, the pair witness a gang of terrorists seize the tower and take its late-night occupants (including Marie- Joelle) hostage. Knowing that only they can save the day, Eric and Ramzy swing into action.
Supernova
Supernova (2000)
, 1h30
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Walter Hill, Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors James Spader, Angela Bassett, Peter Facinelli, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robin Tunney, Robert Forster

Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes captain and pilot A.J. Marley (Robert Forster), co-pilot Nick Vanzant (James Spader), medical officer Kaela Evers (Angela Bassett), medical technician Yerzy Penalosa (Lou Diamond Phillips), search and rescue paramedic Danika Lund (Robin Tunney) and computer technician Benjamin Sotomejor (Wilson Cruz). Aboard their vessel, the Nightingale 229, they receive an emergency distress signal coming from an ice mining operation on the moon Titan 37, more than 3,000 light years away.
The Nutcracker in 3D, 1h50
Directed by Andreï Kontchalovski
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Musical
Themes Dance films, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Elle Fanning, Charlie Rowe, John Turturro, Frances de la Tour, Nathan Lane, Daniel Peacock

Mary's (Elle Fanning) seemingly dull Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane), who gives her a Nutcracker as a gift. Later that night, Mary dreams that the Nutcracker--called N.C. (Charlie Rowe)--comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey. They discover that the Nazi-like Rat King (John Turturro) has usurped the Nutcracker's kingdom.
Aunt Hilda!, 1h29
Directed by Jacques-Rémy Girerd
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Sabine Azéma, Josiane Balasko, François Morel, Bruno Lochet, Gilles Détroit, Bernard Bouillon

The film is set in Beaumont-les-Vignes, a fictional town in south-eastern France in the near future. Two sisters, Hilda and aunt Dolores, followed diametrically opposite course. Hilda, a young redhead at the lanky silhouette, environmentalist fiercely: it moves a bicycle, is always concerned about the preservation of the environment and gathered a plant museum where she keeps all kinds of plants. Dolores, she became the ruthless CEO of a multinational company in the food seeking profits in the short term. Thanks to the GMO technology that involves genetically modifying plants, Dolores has developed a new cereal called Attilem, a kind of giant artichoke with tentacles. This new product, able to grow with very little water and no fertilizer, which should bring him astronomical profits. She says even he could solve the problem of hunger in the world and replace oil as a new source of energy. But soon the Attilem plants begin to grow too fast, out of control, and invade the world. Dolores is then design a pesticide it proposes to sell to governments to fight against the disaster that it has itself provoked. Aunt Hilda does not hear it that way and began to save the world, but the game is not won.
How Do You Know, 1h56
Directed by James L. Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson, Lenny Venito, Kathryn Hahn

Softball player Lisa Jorgenson (Reese Witherspoon) is devastated when she is left off the Team USA roster. Unsure what to do next, Lisa begins dating Matty Reynolds (Owen Wilson), a pitcher for the Washington Nationals. She also receives an intriguing phone call from a young executive, George Madison (Paul Rudd), who was advised by a friend of Lisa's to give her a call. George calls out of politeness because he wants to explain that his relationship with his girlfriend has just become more serious. But life takes an abrupt turn for the worse for George when he suddenly finds himself the target of a federal criminal investigation for corporate malfeasance at a company run by his father, Charles Madison (Jack Nicholson). George is fired from his job and abandoned by the company, with the exception of his father and his pregnant secretary, Annie (Kathryn Hahn).