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Films that Bombed

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by dellzeqq, 20 Mar 2012.

  1. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

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    ...according to the Guardian, these films lost a (inflation adjusted) hundred million dollars or more

    I confess there are some here that I've not even heard of - but I've seen three, namely Cutthroat Island and Sahara, which are pleasant enough if you've had a drink or two, and Heaven's Gate, which is a masterpiece. How many have you seen, and are there any that you'd recommend?

    Cutthroat Island
    The Alamo (2004)
    The Adventures of Pluto Nash
    Sahara
    Mars Needs Moms
    The 13th Warrior
    Town & Country
    Speed Racer
    Heaven’s Gate
    Stealth
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/gall...flops-in-pictures#/?picture=387589978&index=0
  2. accountantpete

    accountantpete Veteran

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    The only one of those I have seen is Cutthroat Island (first 10 mins) - how on earth did that film cost more than $100million?

    Is this "creative loss-making accountancy" at work?
  3. Rockymountain

    Rockymountain Just resting

    I saw Saraha.....it was rubbish
  4. vernon

    vernon Guru

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    Meanwood, Leeds
    Never heard of any of them.

    Never saw any of them either. :thumbsup:
  5. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

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    Logopolis
    Ah it's an inflation adjusted list. Interesting how the list changes over time.

    Only seen cuthroat island, as a few on that list are recent.
  6. Belly

    Belly Well-Known Member

    Surprised that The Dambusters isn't on the list.
  7. Peteaud

    Peteaud Veteran

    Location:
    South Somerset
    Sahara was bad.

    The Book is ok.
  8. Flying Dodo

    Flying Dodo It'll soon be summer

    Location:
    Luton
    I went to see Cuthroat Island at the cinema and really enjoyed it. It was on the TV recently. No idea why it bombed though.

    For recent failures, I think John Carter will be top of the list. I saw it 3 days after it opened, and I think there were maybe 15 people in total watching it. Again, I enjoyed it, so what do I know?
  9. col

    col Über Member

    Its all relative isnt it? I enjoyed a couple of those too.
  10. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty charmless nerk

    Location:
    Lost Highway
    Thought Waterworld would have been on that list, that bombed. I love that film though!
  11. Bluenite

    Bluenite New Member

    Location:
    Here
    John Carter should be on that list......
  12. Nearly there

    Nearly there Über Member

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    Cumbria
    Stardust absolute rubbish de niro must of been paid nicely to appear
  13. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    I have only seen Heavens Gate and I though it was OK.
  14. ohnovino

    ohnovino Large Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    "Motherhood" starring Uma Thurman bombed quite spectacularly, but the budget was only $10m so it doesn't make the list. According to Wikipedia: "The box office gross was £9 on its opening night and £88 on its opening weekend; only eleven viewers purchased a ticket, with only one person attending its first showing."
  15. col

    col Über Member

    I love that film. De Niro and his crew were brill, Hahaaaaarr.
  16. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    I was just thinking the exact same thing - films, flopped, big money lost - first film that came to mind! :thumbsup:
  17. Glow worm

    Glow worm Volvo drivers worst nightmare

    Location:
    Near Newmarket
    How about Revolution. Filmed in 1985, with Al Pacino and Donald Sutherland- I remember how exciting it was for King's Lynn to have a blockbuster filmed there. And then no one went to see it! It won the 'worst' awards for just about everything. I never saw it either.

    I like the sound of Mars needs Moms though!
  18. Crackle

    Crackle Pah.....

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    Wirral
    One of my favourite films dat...
  19. Linford

    Linford Guest

    People are put off by the name. The film in the big screen is an entertaining yarn with a few twists and a magnitude better than the Lord of the Rings trilogy which I managed to fall asleep through ^_^
  20. oldfatfool

    oldfatfool Über Member

    I enjoyed Sahara, wouldn't mind seeing more of Cusslers' books in film.