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The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million

Updated November 6, 2017 14.0k votes 1.1k voters 17.3k views

List RulesFilms 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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  • 1
    The Twilight Saga: New Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    The Twilight Saga: New Moon

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2009

    Directed byChris Weitz

    $709.8

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    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Slade

    $698.5

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    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2012

    Directed byBill Condon

    $829.7
  • 4
    Kung Fu Panda 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Kung Fu Panda 2

    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu

    Released2011

    Directed byJennifer Yuh Nelson

    $665.7

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  • 5
    The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    The Smurfs

    Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara

    Released2011

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    $563.7

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  • 6
    Ice Age: The Meltdown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Ice Age: The Meltdown

    Queen Latifah, Jay Leno

    Released2006

    Directed byCarlos Saldanha

    $655.4
  • 7
    Transformers: Revenge of the F is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Bay

    $836.3

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  • 8
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Bay

    $1.12 billion
  • 9
    The Hangover Part II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    The Hangover Part II

    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper

    Released2011

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    $586.8
  • 10
    2012 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    2012

    Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson

    Released2009

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    $769.7

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  • 11
    Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Mamma Mia!

    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep

    Released2008

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

    $609.8

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    Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Fast & Furious 6

    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker

    Released2013

    Directed byJustin Lin

    $788.7

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  • 13
    Shrek Forever After is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Shrek Forever After

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

    Released2010

    Directed byMike Mitchell

    $752.6

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

    Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley

    Released1999

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    $1.03 billion

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

    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Roach

    $516.6

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  • 16
    Avatar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Cameron

    $2.78 billion

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  • 17
    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Alice in Wonderland

    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

    Released2010

    Directed byTim Burton

    $1.02 billion

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    Transformers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Transformers

    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Bay

    $709.7

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    Hancock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Hancock

    Charlize Theron, Will Smith

    Released2008

    Directed byPeter Berg

    $624.4
  • 20
    Ice Age: Continental Drift is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Ice Age: Continental Drift

    Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj

    Released2012

    Directed bySteve Martino, Mike Thurmeier

    $877.2
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    Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Men in Black 3

    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber

    Released2012

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    $624.0
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    The Da Vinci Code is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    The Da Vinci Code

    Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen

    Released2006

    Directed byRon Howard

    $758.2

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    World War Z is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    World War Z

    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox

    Released2013

    Directed byMarc Forster

    $540.0

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    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    $848.8
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    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Movies That Grossed More Than $500 Million
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    Released2011

    Directed byBrad Bird

    $694.7

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