My grandma used to tell me, “some films flop so dang hard that the only option is to dig them up from the grave years later to showcase them in a list.” Now the time has come for me to fulfill my prophecy! A bad comedy is worse than any other genre of bad movie because you can’t even laugh AT the movie, otherwise, the movie wins. Here are 15 comedy films that theater-goers hated.


This zany film from 2001 starring Brendan Fraser, John Turturro, and Chris Katan lost $71 million dollars at the box office. I stand by Monkeybone as being a great 'turn your brain off' movie, but obviously, not everyone in the theater agreed with me.

Ghostbusters (2016)

When they announced yet another Ghostbusters reboot project the crowd all screamed “Who is this for?” The all-female reboot was a bomb at the box office mainly due to the fact that no one was asking for the project in the first place. The film lost $70 million dollars at the box office, leading the studio to cancel its planned sequel.

Son Of The Mask

The movie that killed Jamie Kennedy’s career; Son Of The Mask. While everyone who watches The Mask thinks “Wow, I wish they would make another one of these without the main character,” that still wasn’t enough to keep this movie from losing $40 million at the box office. They really took a chance with this film, spending 5 times the money on the sequel than the original.

Chips (2017)

Six people nowhere said “we want a Chips movie” and Warner Bros listened. Unfortunately, the rest of the world’s population disagreed, and when Chips, starring Dax Shepard and Michael Peña, was released, it only grossed one million dollars. That was close!

Mystery Men

Mystery Men is a cult classic film that surely inspired the entire MCU. This film starring Janeane Garafolo, Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, and William H. Macy followed a group of amateur superheroes. The film didn’t see box office success initially with just a $16 million dollar return on a $68 million dollar film.


This romantic comedy crime film starring Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck is considered one of the worse box office bombs of all time. The production cost $75 million dollars only to earn back seven million at the box office, despite how fun the word "Gigli" is to say.

Around The World In 80 Days

Around The World In 80 Days didn’t have it easy at the box office, as it was competing against Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and The Terminal. Even though its competition was stiff, it still doesn’t explain why it lost over $100 million dollars. I am not to blame, as I saw the movie in theaters when I was eight. You're welcome, Jackie Chan.

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