5 biggest box office flops of 2014, so far

It’s now May, which means the summer movie season has officially kicked off.

So far in 2014 we’ve seen some massive hits like “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “The LEGO Movie” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which made more than $360 million worldwide opening weekend.

While some movies have been making money hand over fist in 2014, there have also been a few bombs. Since we have a twisted sense of humor, we thought we’d take a look at the five biggest flops of 2014, so far.

This is how we’re going to break it down: We’re going to look at the list from a domestic box office standpoint and again at a worldwide view, and then debut the biggest flop overall.


“Pompeii” was released on Feb. 21 and only made $23 million domestically against a $100 million budget. The film did a bit better overseas with a worldwide gross of almost $95 million.

Even with the boost of the foreign market, “Pompeii” still managed to lose 5 percent of its budget in the theater.

“Pompeii” only has a 64 percent worth-your-time rating on OK.com with an age appropriateness rating of 14+.

The Legend of Hercules

If you never saw “The Legend of Hercules,” don’t worry, no one else did either.

The film only made $18.8 million at the domestic box office on a $70 million budget. The foreign market threw in another $38 million to bring the film’s overall gross to a little under $57 million.

While “The Legend of Hercules” made a solid effort to break even, it still lost 19 percent of its budget at the end of the day.

“The Legend of Hercules” is only at a 14 percent worth-your-time on OK.com with an age rating of 15+.


Arnold Schwarzenegger really wanted you to come see his movie “Sabotage,” but you didn’t. Neither did your neighbors or even their in-laws.

The movie only made $10 million domestically and $14 million worldwide on a $35 million budget. That means Arnie’s comeback managed to lose 57 percent of its budget.

Maybe he should take another shot at politics.

“Sabotage” has a solid zero percent worth-your-time on OK.com with an 18+ age rating.

Winter’s Tale

You had the opportunity to see “Winter’s Tale” on Valentine’s Day, and a few people did, but not many.

The movie was hammered by critics, and audiences stayed far away.

The movie made only $12 million domestically and $27 worldwide on a $60 million budget.

Big time actors like Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Colin Farrell and a bizarre cameo from Will Smith couldn’t save this movie.

When all was said and done, “Winter’s Tale” managed to lose 54 percent of its budget.

The movie has a 22-percent worth-your-time rating and a 15+ age rating on OK.com.


For Wally Pfister’s first directing gig, he managed to recruit talents like Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy, but none of them could save the film from becoming a box office disaster.

The film had a production budget of $100 million and has only made $21 million domestically. That’s more than a $78 million loss. It hasn’t fared much better worldwide, making just $54 million overall for a $45.5 million loss.

As of right now, “Transcendence” has lost 45 percent of its budget.

“Transcendence” is at a 62 percent worth-your-time rating and a 14+ on OK.com.

With all of that said, “Sabotage” has lost the largest bulk of its budget, 57 percent overall, but we can’t call it the biggest flop of 2014.

That title belongs to “Transcendence.”

Considering the huge cast and even bigger budget, “Transcendence” has not only lost the largest amount of money, but is also one of the biggest disappointments of the year.

So, while “Transcendence” is our big winner/loser, there’s still a lot more of 2014 to go. We’ll see some more movies make killings at the box office, but we’ll also have some that get killed.

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