'The Fifth Estate' tops Hollywood's top 10 flops list
"The Fifth Estate" and "Bullet to the Head" feature in the list of 10 big Hollywood flops prepared by Forbes magazine.
Forbes magazine has listed the biggest turkeys of the year and reveals that DreamWorks' $28 million controversial WikiLeaks drama "The Fifth Estate", which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, tops the list by earning just $6 million at the global box office. That means the film has earned back only 21 percent of its budget at the ticket window.
The movies starring the likes of Liam Hemsworth, Jason Statham, Mark Wahlberg and Ryan Reynolds that appear in Forbes flop list:
1. "The Fifth Estate" - Made on a budget of $28 million, it collected $6 million at the global box office. Return is just 21 percent.
2. "Bullet to the Head" - With an estimated budget of $25 million, the Warner Bros' film earned $9 million at the global box office. The return for director Walter Hill is 36 percent.
3. "Paranoia" - The thriller, made on a budget of $35 million, earned $13.5 million at the global box office. The film starred big names like Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford and Amber Heard but its return is just 39 percent.
4. "Parker" - The Jennifer Lopez starrer's budget was $35 million and its global box office earning was $17 million. Return is 49 percent.
5. "Broken City" - Directed by Allen Hughes it is a multi-starrer with Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jeffrey Wright featuring in the cast. The big starrer was a $35 million project and garnered $19 million at the global box office. Return is 54 percent.
6. "Battle of the Year" - The $20 million project, directed by Benson Lee, earned $11 million. Return is 55 percent.
7. "Getaway" - the Ethan Hawk and Selena Gomez starrer was an $18 million movie and its global box office return was $10.5 million. Estimated return is 58 percent.
8. "Peeples" - The total investment in director Tina Gordon Chism's family drama was $15 million and it collected $9 million at the global box office. Return is calculated at 60 percent.
9. "R.I.P.D." - An expensive affair, the 3D supernatural comedy by director Robert Schwentke was made on a budget of $130 million and its global box office earning was $78 million. Return is 60 percent.
10. "The Big Wedding" - Made on a budget of $35 million, the Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl and Susan Sarandon romantic comedy collected $22 million at the global box office. The return is estimated at 63 percent.
(Posted on 08-12-2013)