It’s common knowledge that Hollywood will invest up to hundreds of millions of dollars into films that studios think will kickstart a new franchise. We seem to be in the thick of it: with the MCU, DCUE, the James Bonds, the Jason Bournes, the Mission Impossibles, the Avatars, the Star Warses, the list goes on.
Unfortunately, not even Hollywood’s biggest stars can save these failures. There are a few reasons why a film doesn’t make its budget back at the box office. One part is marketing, another part could point to production problems. Here are some of the most expensive films to come out of Hollywood in recent years that didn’t return their costs.