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Some movies just don't draw the crowds. Unfortunately for the film studios, that means major losses when the movies they've produced bring in a worldwide gross significantly lower than it cost to make them. What are biggest film flops? Titles like Cowboys & Aliens, The Lone RangerFinal Fantasy: The Spirits Within, and The Adventures of Pluto Nash. have all been huge box office busts.

Movies have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired, and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. But often movies that studios bet on to make us feel some sort of connection fail... big time.

These biggest film flops provide the kind of escapism that studios hope people seek in entertainment. But often times it is simply the wrong property, or the wrong mix of actors, and the movie falls flat and fails to draw an audience. Or, the movie’s budget is so large, it simply can not make back its money. These movies may vary in their genre but they are all equally terrible and failed to earn big at the box office.


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Mars Needs Moms Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois - $130,503,621 estimated loss

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The 13th Warrior Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas, Tony Curran - $69,150,551-129,150,551 estimated loss

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The Lone Ranger Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Armie Hammer - $94,748,943-119,748,943 estimated loss

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R.I.P.D. Ryan Reynolds, Marisa Miller, Jeff Bridges - $90,837,890-114,837,890 estimated loss

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John Carter Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong - $108,610,950 estimated loss

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, James Woods - $72,434,085-102,434,085 estimated loss

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Jack the Giant Killer Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane - $86,156,199-101,156,199 estimated loss

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Sahara Penélope Cruz, Matthew McConaughey, William H. Macy - $100,365,257 estimated loss

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Stealth Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Wentworth Miller - $96,533,564 estimated loss

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The Adventures of Pluto Nash Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Rosario Dawson - $96,448,014 estimated loss

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The Alamo Emily Deschanel, Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid - $94,090,020 loss

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Green Lantern Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Angela Bassett - $90,074,414 estimated loss

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Cutthroat Island Geena Davis, Frank Langella, Matthew Modine - $88,741,339 estimated loss

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Evan Almighty Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart - $88,290,610 estimate loss

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Treasure Planet Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short - $85,210,943 estimated loss

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Town & Country Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Charlton Heston - $84,813,855 estimated loss

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Supernova Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney - $82,585,960 estimated loss

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The Nutcracker in 3D Elle Fanning, John Turturro, Nathan Lane - $81,910,521 estimated loss

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Windtalkers Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater - $76,185,868—81,185,868 estimated loss

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The Wolfman Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving - $80,105,118 estimated loss

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XXX: State of the Union Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Ice Cube - $77,588,654 estimated loss

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Hugo Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee - $57,114,920—77,114,920 estimated loss

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How Do You Know Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, Owen Wilson - $75,665,547 estimated loss

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Cowboys & Aliens Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig - $75,588,838 estimated loss

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The Great Raid James Franco, Sam Worthington, Connie Nielsen - $74,615,345 estimated loss