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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
The Twilight Saga: New Moon 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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Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 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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395 132
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 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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303 136
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
The Smurfs 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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321 159
Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 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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Transformers: Dark of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 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.

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2012 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
2012 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

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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Mamma Mia! 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

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203 154
The Hangover Part II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
The Hangover Part II Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Chung $586.8 The Hangover 2 is a 2011 comedy film directed by Todd Phillips.

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245 196
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 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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211 165
Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Fast & Furious 6 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

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181 146
Fast Five is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Fast Five 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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Shrek Forever After is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Shrek Forever After 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

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227 201
Star Wars Episode I: The Phant... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 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

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285 269
Avatar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Avatar 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

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168 152
Meet the Fockers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Meet the Fockers 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

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137 120
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wa... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 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

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On S... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 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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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Transformers 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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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Alice in Wonderland 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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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 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

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Ice Age: Continental Drift is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Ice Age: Continental Drift 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

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Shrek the Third is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Shrek the Third 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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Hancock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Hancock 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

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118 122
The Croods is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
The Croods 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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176 196
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Titanic 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

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The Da Vinci Code is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
The Da Vinci Code 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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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
World War Z 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

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148 169
The Matrix Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
The Matrix Reloaded 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

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115 133
Kung Fu Panda 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Kung Fu Panda 2 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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Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Men in Black 3 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

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111 130
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner $694.7 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 American action spy film. It is the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible series, and director Brad Bird's first live-action film. It stars ...more

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 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

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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Iron Man 3 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

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Ice Age: The Meltdown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Ice Age: The Meltdown 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

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128 167
The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
The Amazing Spider-Man Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen $752.2 Production on Spiderman 4 was halted in January 2010 and will be revamped as a new project. It is rumored to be a 3D film - and it is also rumored to not be called Spiderman 4. Marc Webb is the ...more

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Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Iron Man 2 Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr. $623.9 Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's Iron Man, ...more

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115 160
Pirates of the Caribbean: At W... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 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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Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Monsters University 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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The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 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

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Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Shrek 2 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

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jour... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 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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Despicable Me 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Despicable Me 2 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.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 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