15 Biggest Comedy Movie Flops Of All-Time
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.
Land Of The Lost
Land Of The Lost feels like it should have been a hit; Fun sci-fi CGI, an all-star cast, and songs from the musical Annie Get Your Gun. However, the film lost around $30 million dollars at the box office despite that scene where the mosquito drained Will Ferrell of all his blood.
The Adventures OF Pluto Nash
The Adventures of Pluto Nash is one of the worst-rated comedies on all of Rotten Tomatoes with a score of just 4%. It is regarded as one of the worst movie flops of ALL TIME, considering it only made back seven million dollars of its $100 million dollar budget. Maybe if Murphy was in a fat suit it would have gone over better?
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.
The Happytime Murders
I remember thinking The Happytime Murders looked interesting, now I feel bad I didn’t go see it in the theater like everyone else. Starring mainly puppets and famous non-puppet, Melissa McCarthy, the movie only made $20 million in the theaters, half of its $40 million budget.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
John Cusack, the star of the first film, decided not to return for Hot Tub Time Machine 2, most likely because he traveled to the future and could see the bomb it was destined to become. The film was two million dollars shy of breaking even with a box office of $12 million versus a budget of 14.
Osmosis Jones cost $70 million dollars to make and lost $63 million at the box office. I assume most of the expense was due to having to shrink the camera crew so small.
Our second Brendan Fraser film on the list, Dudley Do-Right lost $10 million dollars at the box office. One reviewer from The Houston Chronicle stated, “Dudley is merely a dud.” Sick burn, Houston!
Jack Frost, starring Michael Keaton as a terrifying sentient snowman, made a cool seven million at the box office. Audiences iced out this film resulting in a $34.6 million dollar loss. What a .
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 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.
The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle
The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle consists of watching Jason Alexander and Robert De Niro speak in silly voices to some terrible PlayStation CGI. The film tanked at the box office making just $35 million dollars against a $76 million dollar budget.
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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