Making movies is expensive. There’s no way of getting around that, especially these days with 3D, huge special effects and massive movie star contracts coming into play. It’s easy for a movie these days to soar into nine figures, and chances are that unless your movie costs at least eight figures it’ll never see the light of day. But just being made doesn’t guaranteed success.
There have been some very well known, very expensive movies over the years which have resulted in box office disaster. We can obviously point to movies like Cowboys & Aliens or John Carter, but instead we’re going to focus on movies that were such box office poison they left massive amounts of ruin in their wake.