10 box-office bombs of 2017

2017 was a great year for movies. Films such as “THE” and “Wonder Woman” broke box office records — “THE” more than $120 million on the opening weekend, quickly becoming the highest-grossing R-rated horror film of all time, and “Wonder Woman” was the highest-grossing superhero origin story film, as well as the highest grossing film for a female director.

Also several indie films, such as “Call Me by Your Name” and “Ladybug,” had great box-office success, and are now the big contenders for the award of the season.

But not every film in 2017 was a box office success. Here is a look at the 10 of the lowest grossing films of the year.

A Cure For Wellness

Estimated budget: $40 million

Gross profit: $8.1 million

Roger Ebert critics called the eerie horror/thriller a “bust” with a maturity of two and a half hours, which was said to be a very long time for the film’s premise. They compared it with the cult classic “The Shinning”, but said the Stanley Kubrick’s film is a horror film of which the length is required. “Wellness” stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs and Mia Goth.

Tulip Fever

(The Weinstein Company)

Estimated budget: Undecided

Gross profit: $8.1 million

After winning an Oscar for her 2016 role in “The Danish Girl,” Alicia Vikander was on track to star in more critically acclaimed Hollywood movies. But despite a strong cast, including Christopher Waltz, Holiday Grainger, Zach Galifianakis, and Judi Dench, the 17th-century romance flick fell flat with viewers and at the box office.


Estimated budget: Undecided

Gross profit: $4.8 million

The romance/race-against-the-clock action thriller starred big names such as Nicolas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley, but the film, which scored only 23 percent on Rotten tomatoes, not good with the viewers.

The House

Estimated budget: $40 million

Gross profit: $25.5 million

Amy Poehler and will Ferrell are some of the entertainment industry of the funniest people, so it is only logical that the two would be a perfect comic pairing in a movie? Unfortunately, wrong. The comedy about a couple starting a secret casino to help raise money for their daughter’s college tuition, barely back half of its budget, and scored a slim 17 percent on Rotten tomatoes.

King Arthur: The Last Sword

Estimated budget: $175 million

Gross profit: $39 million

The medieval action film disappointed at the box office with a domestic gross of only $39 million, despite a cast of hot men like Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, David Beckham and Eric Bana. Worldwide the film has a little bit better, with a total gross of almost $150 million. So, some people did flock to see Charlie Hunnam in a suit of armor.

Ghost in the Shell

Estimated budget: $110 million

Gross profit: $40 million

The film adaptation of a popular Japanese comic was predicted to have a hard time at the box-office by a backlash of the casting decisions: Scarlett Johansson is the female lead, who in the comic is Japanese. While the movie had a fair worldwide, grossing, to gross domestic was only $40 million and the film only $19 million in the first weekend at the box office.


Estimated budget: $25 million

Gross profit: $18.6 million

The remake of the 1977 TV show “CHiPs” about the California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello, not suffer the same fate as the six-season series. Despite the comical pairing of Dax Shepard and Michael Pena, the film scored only a 17 percent on Rotten tomatoes and was called “borderline incoherent and unrepentantly lewd” by critics.


Estimated budget: $30 million

Gross profit: $17 million

Jennifer Lawrence’s former beau, Darren Aronofsky, director of the award-winning films such as “Black Swan” and “The Wrestler,” directed this gruesome thriller starring Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Michelle Pfieffer. Critics were torn about the unique film, some praised the film and some still confused about the overall premise. But when it came to the box office, the verdict was clear: the film does not return to the $30 million budget, only about $17 million in their own country.


Estimated budget: $12 million

Gross profit: $11 million

Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson star in this romantic film with a plot that is strikingly similar to Beyonce and Iris Elba 2009 movie, “Obsessed.” And while films like “mother!” had a number of visually compelling and artistic scenes, most critics agree that this alleged romance thriller was more unmemorable than memorable. And even though the movie is almost the budget back, still scored a poor 25 percent on Rotten tomatoes.


Estimated budget: $58 million

(Columbia Pictures)

Gross profit: $30.2 million

The sci-fi flick about an alternative life on a space mission that goes array, do not break the box office, despite with leading men such as Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds. As was the case with “Ghost in the Shell,” the film is a much better numbers outside of the US, but fell short in their own country, and, therefore, only slightly more than $30 million.

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