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Biggest box office bombs of all time

Stacker Logo By Jacob Osborn of Stacker | Slide 1 of 51: Making an expensive Hollywood movie is kind of like steering a gigantic cargo ship through a thunderstorm. On board are hundreds of crew members, with each one performing a specific function. At the vessel’s main helm are a handful of leaders, including the captain (the director), who may still be beholden to the powers that be. Like any crisis, tensions run high, and opinions can clash over what the best course of action may be. With so much turbulence afoot, and with so much at stake, it can seem like a miracle when the vessel arrives at its destination intact. Stacker is honoring the occasions in which big-budget vehicles fail to deliver the goods—ranking the biggest box office bombs of all time. Using The Numbers as a data source, rankings were compiled based on box office earnings only, and do not incorporate video or other retail sales. Also note that only the first 1,000 movies with the highest reported budgets were considered for this story, and numbers have been adjusted for inflation. Without further ado, here are the biggest box office bombs of all time—see if you can recall seeing any of them in theaters.ALSO: Biggest box office winners of all time

Biggest box office bombs of all time

Making an expensive Hollywood movie is kind of like steering a gigantic cargo ship through a thunderstorm. On board are hundreds of crew members, with each one performing a specific function. At the vessel’s main helm are a handful of leaders, including the captain (the director), who may still be beholden to the powers that be. Like any crisis, tensions run high, and opinions can clash over what the best course of action may be. With so much turbulence afoot, and with so much at stake, it can seem like a miracle when the vessel arrives at its destination intact.

Stacker is honoring the occasions in which big-budget vehicles fail to deliver the goods—ranking the biggest box office bombs of all time. Using The Numbers as a data source, rankings were compiled based on box office earnings only, and do not incorporate video or other retail sales. Also note that only the first 1,000 movies with the highest reported budgets were considered for this story, and numbers have been adjusted for inflation.

Without further ado, here are the biggest box office bombs of all time—see if you can recall seeing any of them in theaters.

ALSO: Biggest box office winners of all time

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