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Films that Bombed

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

  1. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    ...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
    Mars Needs Moms
    The 13th Warrior
    Town & Country
    Speed Racer
    Heaven’s Gate
  2. 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. Rocky

    Rocky A Scotsman abroad

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

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Meanwood, Leeds
    Never heard of any of them.

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

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    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

    South Somerset
    Sahara was bad.

    The Book is ok.
  8. 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 Veteran

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

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    ...on the slake
    Thought Waterworld would have been on that list, that bombed. I love that film though!
  11. Bluenite

    Bluenite New Member

    John Carter should be on that list......
  12. Nearly there

    Nearly there Über Member

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

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

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

    ohnovino Large Member

    "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 Veteran

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