Forbes Lists Biggest Movie Turkeys of 2016
For all the movies that made huge bank in 2016 (thanks, Disney), there were those films that just couldn’t make it work.
Based on the percentage of a film’s budget they earned back at the theater as of November 21, Forbes put together a list of 2016 movies that were the biggest turkeys at the box office.
The superhero movie Max Steel topped the list. The story of a union between an extraterrestrial and a teenager with special powers grossed just over $4.4 million, while it’s budget was $10 million.
Second on the list was Matthew McConaughey’s Civil War/Restoration drama, Free State of Jones, which failed to make back its production costs, grossing just $23.2 million worldwide on a $50 million budget for a 46% return.
The Andy Samberg comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping came in third, taking in only $9.5 million on a $20 million budget. Rounding out the top five are the horror comedy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which grossed $16.4 million, with an estimated $28 million budget, and the animated video game movie Ratchet & Clank.