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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.
Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, 1h47
Directed by Tsui Hark
Origin Chine
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Kris Wu, Lin Gengxin, Yao Chen, Mengke Bateer, Bao Bei'er, Shu Qi

Le moine Tang Sanzang (Kris Wu) arrive dans une ville en Inde, précédé de sa réputation. Son maître le félicite d'être arrivé jusqu'en Inde et d'avoir retrouver les Sutras, et lui donne une auréole en récompense. Cette auréole, cependant, fonctionne mal et Tang se réveille dans un village d'artistes de cirque avec ses trois disciples : Sun Wukong (Lin Gengxin ), Zhu Bajie (Yang Yiwei), et Sha Wujing (Mengke Bateer). Tang encourage Sun Wukong à se produire devant les villageois, mais celui-ci refuse. Insistant, il énerve Sun Wukong en l'insultant de « mauvais singe » et ce-dernier se met à ravager le village. Les villageois terrifiés offrent alors au groupe de l'argent et de la nourriture pour continuer leur voyage, mais Sun Wukong continue de faire des ravages, propulsant Zhu Bajie et Tang dans les airs. Le soir venu, Tang fouette Sun Wukong pour sa désobéissance.
The Postman, 3h
Directed by Kevin Costner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Romance, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams, James Russo, Daniel von Bargen

In an alternate history year of 1998, an unspecified apocalyptic event known only as "The Doomwar" erased almost all technology and caused societal collapse, sending the continents back to the Dark Ages. Fifteen years later, in post-apocalyptic 2013, pockets of survivors in more rural areas have formed small villages to maintain some semblance of civilization, while others have joined militias and warlords that prey on survivors. Horses are the standard for travel, and bartering has replaced currency.
Osmosis Jones, 1h35
Directed by Frères Farrelly, Tom Sito, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Animation
Themes Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Chris Rock, Laurence Fishburne, David Hyde Pierce, Brandy, William Shatner, Molly Shannon

Frank Detorre (Bill Murray) is a widowed slovenly zookeeper at the Sucat Memorial Zoo in Rhode Island. Much to the frustration of his young daughter, Shane (Elena Franklin), he eats compulsively unhealthy and has minimal concern for germs or disease. While trying to eat a hard-boiled egg with mayonnaise and salt, it is stolen from him by a chimpanzee. He gets it back, but not before it falls into the filth of the chimp's habitat. When Shane is disgusted by him about to eat it he uses the "ten second rule" as a justification for the unsanitary act.
Lolita
Lolita (1997)
, 2h17
Directed by Adrian Lyne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about pedophilia, Road movies
Actors Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Dominique Swain, Frank Langella, Keith Reddin, Ben Silverstone

In 1947, Humbert Humbert (Jeremy Irons), a European professor of French literature, travels to the United States to take a teaching position in New Hampshire. He rents a room in the home of widow Charlotte Haze (Melanie Griffith), largely because he sees her adolescent daughter Dolores (Dominique Swain), also called "Lo", while touring the house. Obsessed from boyhood with girls of this age (whom he calls "nymphets"), Humbert is immediately smitten with Lo and marries Charlotte just to be near her.
Oceans
Oceans (2009)
, 1h43
Directed by Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Documentaire animalier, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentary films about nature, Children's films
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Jacques Perrin, Rie Miyazawa, Pedro Armendáriz (fils)

Oceans presents details and facts about the journey of the ocean. The film begins on a beach and there are boys and one of them wonders what the ocean is. The scene cuts to the Galapagos where a clan of marine iguanas and horseshoe crabs wander.
Monster Trucks, 1h44
Directed by Chris Wedge
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about music and musicians, Children's films
Actors Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Frank Whaley, Danny Glover

Tripp, un lycéen, s'ennuie profondément dans sa ville natale. Il décide de construire un monster truck avec des pièces détachées trouvées dans une casse. Après un accident aux abords d’un site de forage pétrolier, il fait la rencontre d'une créature étrange souterraine. Tripp découvre par ailleurs que ce « monstre » a le goût et un talent certain pour la vitesse.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Directed by Joe Johnston, Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant

À la veille de Noël, Clara, une petite fille, voulait une clé - une clé unique qui peut débloquer une boîte qui détient un cadeau inestimable de sa défunte mère. Un fil d'or, qui lui est présenté lors de la fête annuelle du parrain Drosselmeyer, la conduit à la clé convoitée qui disparaît rapidement dans un monde parallèle étrange et mystérieux. C'est là que Clara rencontre un soldat nommé Phillip, un groupe de souris et les régents qui veille trois Royaumes: la Terre des Flocons de neige, la Terre des Fleurs et la Terre des Bonbons. Clara et Phillip doivent braver le quatrième Royaume inquiétant, celui de la tyran, la mère Ginger, pour récupérer la clé de Clara et, espérons-le, retourner l'harmonie dans le monde instable.
Dudley Do-Right, 1h22
Directed by Hugh Wilson
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alfred Molina, Dyllan Christopher, Eric Idle, Corey Burton

The story begins with three children and a horse. These are young versions of Dudley Do-Right (Dyllan Christopher), Nell Fenwick (Ashley Yarman), Snidely Whiplash (Jeremy Bergman), and Horse. The three talk of their aspirations; Dudley believes he is destined to be a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer (Mountie) while Nell wishes to see the world. Snidely, however, wishes to be the "bad guy" and travel around the world.
Pink
Pink (2016)
, 2h16
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Origin Inde
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Piyush Mishra

Trois jeunes femmes et leur avocat se battent pour leurs droits et contre la culture du viol en Inde.
The Key
The Key (2007)
, 1h55
Directed by Guillaume Nicloux
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Guillaume Canet, Marie Gillain, Vanessa Paradis, Josiane Balasko, Thierry Lhermitte, Jean Rochefort

Eric Vincent, thirties, leads an uneventful life alongside his wife Audrey. While the couple talking about having a child, the young man was contacted by a friend of his biological father he never knew. Eric learns that his parent is dead and he can come and collect the ashes of his body he wants. Reluctant at first, he eventually accepted. This was the start of a diabolical plot which is several stories collide, several destinies ...
Most Promising Young Actress, 1h40
Directed by Gérard Jugnot
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about films
Actors Bérénice Bejo, Gérard Jugnot, Chantal Lauby, Antoine Duléry, Mohamed Hicham, Thierry Lhermitte

Yvon Rance, hairdresser by vocation, in the small town of Cancale, have one student daughter Laetitia, he wants to make her a successful hairdresser. She would open a salon in Laval or Quimper. But Laetitia wants to make films, she secretly auditioned and was selected for the leading role. Not easy to break the news to her father who shows rather unpleasant and, as soon as he heard the news, trying by all means to prevent his daughter to make films. Yvon, which nevertheless wants happiness of his daughter, finally agrees to take her on location in Paris, but never stays away, always suspecting Stéphane Leroy, the writer and director of the film, to shoot with Laetitia sequences disturbing.
Les Grands Ducs, 1h25
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Philippe Noiret, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jean Rochefort, Catherine Jacob, Michel Blanc, Clotilde Courau

George Cox, Victor Vialat and Eddie Carpentier are old and shabby broke actors. They will resume unexpectedly with panache but three small roles in a light comedy, bound for a tour. Shapiron, producer, ruined, will do anything to sabotage the show and thus get the insurance but the three actors will not let the last chance of life.
On the Other Side of the Tracks, 1h36
Directed by David Charhon
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes La banlieue française, Buddy films
Actors Omar Sy, Laurent Lafitte, Zabou Breitman, Sabrina Ouazani, Lionel Abelanski, Youssef Hajdi

When bad boy police officer Ousmane is involved in a car accident, he is mistaken for the assailant by his fellow police officers. The next day, the wife of a business mogul turns up nearby Ousmane's housing project. Ousmane draws connections between the two crimes and believes he is able to solve both crimes. In order to be heard by fellow police officers, Ousmane is forced to team up with visiting Parisian investigator Francois Monge, who has much more departmental clout. Despite coming from and working in very different neighborhoods, the pair find common ground through their policing style, including manhandling suspects and kicking butt.
Chill Factor, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Buddy films, Disaster films
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Peter Firth, David Paymer, Hudson Leick, Daniel Hugh Kelly

Ten years after a covert military experiment on a remote Pacific island went wrong and killed eighteen servicemen and his assistant, Dr. Richard Long (David Paymer) is still trying to forget the havoc and death that his experiment caused.
Stealth
Stealth (2005)
, 2h1
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard, Joe Morton, Richard Roxburgh

In the near future, the United States Navy develops an aviation program to deal with international terrorists and other enemies of the state quickly and quietly, and project controller Captain George Cummings (Sam Shepard) is authorized to develop new technology to achieve these objectives. The project's first brainchild are "F/A-37 Talon" single-seat fighters with impressive payload, speed, and stealth capabilities. Over 400 pilots apply to participate, but only three are chosen: smart hotshot Lieutenant Ben Gannon (Josh Lucas), tomboyish Lieutenant Kara Wade (Jessica Biel), and street-wise, philosophical Lieutenant Henry Purcell (Jamie Foxx). Their first test mission scores 100/100, inflicting maximum casualties with minimum collateral damage.