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Worst Movies The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million  

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List Rules Films that grossed more than $500 million worldwide (source: boxofficemojo.com)

List of the worst movies that have grossed over 500 million dollars, as ranked by movie fans and film critics. Why is it that the movies that make the most money are also some of the worst ever made? The cinema that seems to attract the largest audiences and crank in the big bucks are often terrible quality. These movies rely more on CGI explosions, violent fight scenes, car chases that feel like they never end, and bodacious babe with no acting skills, rather than a high quality script and award-caliber actors. It’s no surprise that the films that make the most money rarely win, or are even nominated for, awards.

The movies on this list may have made over 500 million dollars, but the budget for many of them clearly didn’t include a top notch screenwriter, adequate director, and talented actors. Many of the movies on this list made tons of money based on name recognition alone because they star superheroes, are part of a franchise, or are based on popular books.

What are the worst movies that grossed over 500 millions dollars?  The movies on this list may have grossed a lot of money and made a lot of fans, but their quality is up to much debate.

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick $709.8 New Moon is the sequel to 2008's Twilight, based on a novel of the same name written by Stephanie Meyer.

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416 133
Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick $698.5 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, commonly referred to as Eclipse, is a 2010 American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer's 2007 novel Eclipse. It is the third installment of The Twilight ...more

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401 136
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick $829.7 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is a 2012 American romantic fantasy and adventure film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The second part ...more

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309 139
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara, Joan Rivers $563.7 The Smurfs is a 2011 American 3D live-action/computer-animated comedy film loosely based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comics artist Peyo and the 1980s animated TV ...more

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327 161
Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving

$836.3

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. It is a sequel to 2007's Transformers and ...more

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299 163
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf, John Malkovich $1.12 billion Transformers 3 is a 2011 action sci-fi film directed by Michael Bay and written by Ehren Kruger.

7
242 175
2012 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton $769.7 2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster adventure film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. It stars John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, ...more

8
224 169
Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan $609.8 Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, ...more

9
208 155
The Hangover Part II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Chung $586.8 The Hangover 2 is a 2011 comedy film directed by Todd Phillips.

10
248 200
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf $786.6 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 American science fiction adventure film. It is the fourth film in the Indiana Jones series created by George Lucas and directed by ...more

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213 168
Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson $788.7 Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin, and the sixth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has Dominic (Vin Diesel) and ...more

12
183 150
Fast Five is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster $626.1 Fast Five is a 2011 American action film directed by Justin Lin, and the fifth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew of street racers plan ...more

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189 158
Shrek Forever After is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Julie Andrews $752.6 Shrek Forever After is a 2010 action animated film written by Tim Sullivan and Josh Klausner and directed by Mike Mitchell. Shrek Forever After, formerly known as Shrek Goes Fourth and also ...more

14
231 205
Star Wars Episode I: The Phant... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor $1.03 billion (32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master ...more

15
291 275
Avatar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez $2.78 billion Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni ...more

16
173 153
Meet the Fockers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman $516.6 Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet the Parents. The film stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe ...more

17
193 179
Pirates of the Caribbean: On S... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Keith Richards $1.04 billion Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides a 2011 action adventure film based on Tim Powers' novel. The film is directed by Rob Marshall

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139 121
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wa... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller $746.9 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the third installment of the ...more

19
195 188
Transformers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable $709.7 Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. The film, which combines computer animation with live-action, is directed by Michael Bay, with ...more

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194 189
Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter $1.02 billion Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American live action and computer animated adventure fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, ...more

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136 130
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock $603.9 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy film written by Etan Cohen, and directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. This sequel to the 2005 film Madagascar ...more

22
155 156
Shrek the Third is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy $799.0 Shrek the Third is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third installment in the Shrek franchise. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and is the first in the series ...more

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126 124
Ice Age: Continental Drift is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake $877.2 Ice Age: Continental Drift is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. It was written by Jason Fuchs and Michael Berg, and ...more

24
174 184
Hancock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman $624.4 Hancock, formerly known as John Hancock and Tonight, He Comes, is an superhero film directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron. The story was originally ...more

25
121 124
The Croods is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds $587.2 The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, ...more

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160 179
The Da Vinci Code is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou $758.2 The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery-thriller film produced by John Calley and Brian Grazer and directed by Ron Howard. The screenplay was written by Akiva Goldsman and adapted from Dan ...more

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180 205
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates $2.19 billion Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster drama film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars ...more

28
140 158
World War Z is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse $540.0 World War Z is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by ...more

29
148 173
The Matrix Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith $742.1 The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 American science fiction action film, the first sequel to The Matrix, and the second installment in The Matrix trilogy, written and directed by The Wachowski ...more

30
127 148
Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith $624.0 Men in Black 3 is a 2012 American 3D comic science fiction-action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin. It is the third installment in the ...more

31
117 138
Kung Fu Panda 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman $665.7 Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animated action comedy-drama martial arts film, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Paramount ...more

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113 133
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner $694.7 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 American action spy film directed by Brad Bird, and the fourth film in the Mission: Impossible series. The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in ...more

33
139 170
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson $848.8 (19 Years before Episode IV) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When ...more

34
133 168
The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans $752.2 The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character. After Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is bitten by a genetically altered ...more

35
144 186
Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley $1.21 billion Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

36
97 125
Ice Age: The Meltdown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ariel Winter $655.4 Ice Age: The Meltdown is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy adventure film. It is a sequel to the 2002 computer-animated film Ice Age. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century ...more

37
129 178
Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle $623.9 Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ...more

38
118 163
Pirates of the Caribbean: At W... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards $963.4 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The plot follows Will Turner, Elizabeth ...more

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107 152
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal $742.6 Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.

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112 167
The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy $745.0 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure film directed by Andrew Adamson and based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published ...more

41
98 160
Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers $919.8 Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. It is the second installment in ...more

42
113 189
The Hobbit trilogy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom $1.02 billion The Hobbit is a film series consisting of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. They are based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, with large portions of ...more

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90 172
Despicable Me 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig $898.5 Despicable Me 2 is a 2013 computer animated comedy film written by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul.

44
106 201
Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana $654.3 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore ...more