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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The biggest box office bombs of 2013. Yes, After Earf is on the list   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 125
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2013-12-25 01:09:47 PM
Ah, yes. After Earf, or as we call it in my household, Afterbirth.
 
2013-12-25 01:16:16 PM
I actually liked White House Down.. Or did I like Olympus Has Fallen? Well I liked one of the Die Hard in the White House movies.

And RIPD was pretty good. Well "good" is a strong word. But come on, Jeff Bridges.

Anyone who was dumb enough to sit through After Earth deserved what they got.
 
2013-12-25 01:18:25 PM
FTA: Despite a cast that boasted Benjamin Cumberbatch as Julian Assange...

Benjamin?
 
2013-12-25 01:21:05 PM

Mugato: I actually liked White House Down.. Or did I like Olympus Has Fallen? Well I liked one of the Die Hard in the White House movies.

And RIPD was pretty good. Well "good" is a strong word. But come on, Jeff Bridges.

Anyone who was dumb enough to sit through After Earth deserved what they got.


The one with Morgan Freeman was just plain awful. Didn't watch the other onen
 
2013-12-25 01:28:01 PM

enry: The one with Morgan Freeman was just plain awful. Didn't watch the other onen


Yeah, it was. That was the one with the guy who was either the Punisher or Perseus or Avatar Guy...one of them, who the hell knows. Teh other one was better.
 
2013-12-25 01:35:47 PM
I saw the Lone Ranger when it came and didn't think it was that bad.
 
2013-12-25 01:37:29 PM
With an estimated budget of $130 million, After Earth earned $27.5 million in its debut, and a 11 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. It went on to earn just $243.8 million worldwide.

What a bomb.

Also, list fails without Ender's Game.  $110 million budget, $60 million gross
 
2013-12-25 01:39:14 PM

mikemoto: I saw the Lone Ranger when it came and didn't think it was that bad.


Same here, I mostly liked it.  It was a bit too long, but otherwise it was a good summer popcorn action flick.
 
2013-12-25 01:40:14 PM
Old Boy. Lets take a cult hit from ten years ago and plugin spike lee as director. But let's see.........how can we totally screw this up. I know, get the most overrated actor thrust into the limelight due to nepotism! What do you say Josh....."mumble mumble uhhhh..mumble mumle go drinking get in fight mummmmblr spiittttdrool....
 
2013-12-25 02:03:21 PM

Mugato: I actually liked White House Down.. Or did I like Olympus Has Fallen? Well I liked one of the Die Hard in the White House movies.

And RIPD was pretty good. Well "good" is a strong word. But come on, Jeff Bridges.

Anyone who was dumb enough to sit through After Earth deserved what they got.


I caught After Earth on a plane. Even without headphones it was bad.
 
2013-12-25 02:12:25 PM
I saw zero of this movies.
 
2013-12-25 02:23:55 PM

TuteTibiImperes: mikemoto: I saw the Lone Ranger when it came and didn't think it was that bad.

Same here, I mostly liked it.  It was a bit too long, but otherwise it was a good summer popcorn action flick.


It wasn't terrible, I just don't know why it cost $200mill. i mean it's none of my concern, I'm not financing it, but it's a western. Sure, Johnny Depp gets $30mill off the top and there's a train chase at the end but it's still a western. Shoot it in the desert 10 miles from Hollywood. And Depp's Tonto voice sounds exactly like his Hunter S. Thompson, that was distracting.
 
2013-12-25 02:30:28 PM

Bob Falfa: I caught After Earth on a plane. Even without headphones it was bad.


Heh. I watched Charlie's Angels on a plane with the headphones off.  Haven't seen it again, so I don't know if it has a plot. I don't think so.
 
2013-12-25 02:43:02 PM

simplicimus: Bob Falfa: I caught After Earth on a plane. Even without headphones it was bad.

Heh. I watched Charlie's Angels on a plane with the headphones off.  Haven't seen it again, so I don't know if it has a plot. I don't think so.


Hey, Charlie's Angels was great. Well, Drew Barrymore is great. I don't remember much else about it.
 
2013-12-25 03:04:24 PM

Mugato: I actually liked White House Down.. Or did I like Olympus Has Fallen? Well I liked one of the Die Hard in the White House movies.


I haven't seen White House Down, but Olympus had such bad CGI it was distracting. And they spent time developing a potential for the story (trying not to spoil it) and then just skipped over it.
 
2013-12-25 04:11:55 PM

Sgt Otter: FTA: Despite a cast that boasted Benjamin Cumberbatch as Julian Assange...

Benjamin?


You didn't think Benedict could be in every major movie made this year AND star in Sherlock all by himself? He had to call in his twin for help.
 
2013-12-25 04:14:01 PM

Mad_Radhu: Sgt Otter: FTA: Despite a cast that boasted Benjamin Cumberbatch as Julian Assange...

Benjamin?

You didn't think Benedict could be in every major movie made this year AND star in Sherlock all by himself? He had to call in his twin for help.


Wasn't that big a deal

/he phoned in Star Trek
 
2013-12-25 04:22:44 PM

Mugato: TuteTibiImperes: mikemoto: I saw the Lone Ranger when it came and didn't think it was that bad.

Same here, I mostly liked it.  It was a bit too long, but otherwise it was a good summer popcorn action flick.

It wasn't terrible, I just don't know why it cost $200mill. i mean it's none of my concern, I'm not financing it, but it's a western. Sure, Johnny Depp gets $30mill off the top and there's a train chase at the end but it's still a western. Shoot it in the desert 10 miles from Hollywood. And Depp's Tonto voice sounds exactly like his Hunter S. Thompson, that was distracting.


Maybe they pulled a Superman Returns and rolled 30 years worth of development costs for aborted attempts at a new live action movie into the budget.
 
2013-12-25 04:26:06 PM

The Onion is prophetic: With an estimated budget of $130 million, After Earth earned $27.5 million in its debut, and a 11 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. It went on to earn just $243.8 million worldwide.

What a bomb.


Came to say this.

Also, half of those don't even bother to mention how much the damn movie cost to make. That seems like an important detail in determining whether a movie is a bomb or not.
 
2013-12-25 04:28:41 PM

Mugato: It wasn't terrible, I just don't know why it cost $200mill. i mean it's none of my concern, I'm not financing it, but it's a western. Sure, Johnny Depp gets $30mill off the top and there's a train chase at the end but it's still a western. Shoot it in the desert 10 miles from Hollywood. And Depp's Tonto voice sounds exactly like his Hunter S. Thompson, that was distracting.


Because the director, among other thinbgs, demanded the train be made *FROM SCRATCH*, since he didn't like any of the existing trains.

So yeah, that likely added to the cost.
 
2013-12-25 04:30:46 PM
Solid list.
I'm also on the 'lone ranger wasn't that bad' wagon.  It lost money kinda bad, but it wasn't like I turned it off or others were fleeing the theaters.
 
2013-12-25 04:33:34 PM

Mugato: simplicimus: Bob Falfa: I caught After Earth on a plane. Even without headphones it was bad.

Heh. I watched Charlie's Angels on a plane with the headphones off.  Haven't seen it again, so I don't know if it has a plot. I don't think so.

Hey, Charlie's Angels was great. Well, Drew Barrymore is great. I don't remember much else about it.


AHEM!

/gif too large
//among other things
 
2013-12-25 04:36:34 PM

fusillade762: The Onion is prophetic: With an estimated budget of $130 million, After Earth earned $27.5 million in its debut, and a 11 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. It went on to earn just $243.8 million worldwide.

What a bomb.

Came to say this.

Also, half of those don't even bother to mention how much the damn movie cost to make. That seems like an important detail in determining whether a movie is a bomb or not.


Take the actual budget of the movie, and double that for promotion and other costs.

That said, very few of these movies truly end up losing money after the international market, home video, broadcast right sales, etc.  That was Uwe Boll's scam for a long time; he made these garbage movies that bombed in the short term, so his backers could use a loophole in German tax laws to write off their investment, but all of them eventually were profitable in the end.
 
2013-12-25 04:39:40 PM

Felgraf: Mugato: It wasn't terrible, I just don't know why it cost $200mill. i mean it's none of my concern, I'm not financing it, but it's a western. Sure, Johnny Depp gets $30mill off the top and there's a train chase at the end but it's still a western. Shoot it in the desert 10 miles from Hollywood. And Depp's Tonto voice sounds exactly like his Hunter S. Thompson, that was distracting.

Because the director, among other thinbgs, demanded the train be made *FROM SCRATCH*, since he didn't like any of the existing trains.

So yeah, that likely added to the cost.


Apparently most of the train scenes were filmed with the actual train (and I'm sure plenty of post production) but very little was pure CGI.  The effects did look amazing on the big screen, so, the expense they went through to do it right certainly added to the film.
 
2013-12-25 04:41:00 PM
Jack the Giant Slayer was a good dumb fun movie.  Other than After Earf and Lone Ranger I hadn't even heard of the others.  No wonder they flopped
 
2013-12-25 04:42:18 PM
The abomination that spawned from Jada Pinkett and Will Smith's loins should be eliminated from this earth and after this earth. What a horrible little shiat.
 
2013-12-25 04:43:22 PM

Bob Falfa: Mugato: I actually liked White House Down.. Or did I like Olympus Has Fallen? Well I liked one of the Die Hard in the White House movies.

And RIPD was pretty good. Well "good" is a strong word. But come on, Jeff Bridges.

Anyone who was dumb enough to sit through After Earth deserved what they got.

I caught After Earth on a plane. Even without headphones it was bad.


My sister posted on Facebook that Jayden Smith could really act. I almost deleted her...
 
2013-12-25 04:52:28 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Bob Falfa: Mugato: I actually liked White House Down.. Or did I like Olympus Has Fallen? Well I liked one of the Die Hard in the White House movies.

And RIPD was pretty good. Well "good" is a strong word. But come on, Jeff Bridges.

Anyone who was dumb enough to sit through After Earth deserved what they got.

I caught After Earth on a plane. Even without headphones it was bad.

My sister posted on Facebook that Jayden Smith could really act. I almost deleted her...


I hope she was drunk O_o
 
2013-12-25 04:52:39 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Bob Falfa: Mugato: I actually liked White House Down.. Or did I like Olympus Has Fallen? Well I liked one of the Die Hard in the White House movies.

And RIPD was pretty good. Well "good" is a strong word. But come on, Jeff Bridges.

Anyone who was dumb enough to sit through After Earth deserved what they got.

I caught After Earth on a plane. Even without headphones it was bad.

My sister posted on Facebook that Jayden Smith could really act. I almost deleted her...


Well, he did date some girl...
 
2013-12-25 05:05:47 PM

The Onion is prophetic: With an estimated budget of $130 million, After Earth earned $27.5 million in its debut, and a 11 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. It went on to earn just $243.8 million worldwide.

What a bomb.

Also, list fails without Ender's Game.  $110 million budget, $60 million gross


Came to say this.

Lone Ranger was actually at the break-even point. Ender's Game, by contrast, was a huge flop.
 
2013-12-25 05:11:48 PM
This is the End was one of the worst movies i've ever seen. and I spent $1.20 to rent it, too.
 
2013-12-25 05:25:02 PM
What about After Earf 2: Tom Cruise Boogaloo?

/actually nevermind
//despite their box office pedigree, Cruise and Smith will be remembered only for appearing in the tentpole trash that Hollywood vomits forth each and every Memorial Day weekend.
 
2013-12-25 05:33:41 PM

secularsage: The Onion is prophetic: With an estimated budget of $130 million, After Earth earned $27.5 million in its debut, and a 11 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. It went on to earn just $243.8 million worldwide.

What a bomb.

Also, list fails without Ender's Game.  $110 million budget, $60 million gross

Came to say this.

Lone Ranger was actually at the break-even point. Ender's Game, by contrast, was a huge flop.


In defense of the TFA, I don't think anyone other than Smith stans have anything positive to say about the movie, and the consensus about it was the general stink of nepotism that hurt the movie's bottom line and franchise potential. It was not a complete disaster, but it was expected to generate a lot of momentum.

Agreed on Ender's Game, though.  Don't get how that was not on the list.

Also, not buying Bruckheimer's excuse on parting with Disney.
 
2013-12-25 05:42:55 PM

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: This is the End was one of the worst movies i've ever seen. and I spent $1.20 to rent it, too.


Worlds End is much better and worth watching, but then again I am bias and quite enjoy Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's movies. Is not quite Shaun of the Dead, but what is?
 
2013-12-25 05:45:33 PM
No mention of Escape Plan?
 
2013-12-25 05:46:07 PM

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: This is the End was one of the worst movies i've ever seen. and I spent $1.20 to rent it, too.


I like my dick tent
 
2013-12-25 05:48:43 PM

bbfreak: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: This is the End was one of the worst movies i've ever seen. and I spent $1.20 to rent it, too.

Worlds End is much better and worth watching, but then again I am bias and quite enjoy Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's movies. Is not quite Shaun of the Dead, but what is?


I liked Paul more than Shaun, and Hot Fuzz probably just as much.  I thought Shaun of the Dead was good, but not spectacular, but then again I just saw it for the first time a few months ago, so, maybe I would have appreciated it more before zombies has become completely overexposed.

I want to see World's End, and I've heard good things about This is the End too from most people.
 
2013-12-25 05:56:31 PM

bbfreak: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: This is the End was one of the worst movies i've ever seen. and I spent $1.20 to rent it, too.

Worlds End is much better and worth watching, but then again I am bias and quite enjoy Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's movies. Is not quite Shaun of the Dead, but what is?


This is The End was great.  I'm not quite sure what people were expecting from the movie given the cast.

The World's End was alright. I generally liked it, but the ending kind of felt a bit half-assed even though I knew what they were going for. I thought Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead were better.
 
2013-12-25 05:57:24 PM

Mugato: I actually liked White House Down.. Or did I like Olympus Has Fallen? Well I liked one of the Die Hard in the White House movies.


I haven't seen Olympus Has Fallen, but White House Down was definitely a well-written love letter to Die Hard.  Sad to see it on the list

//"Tour's over"
 
2013-12-25 06:00:48 PM
Earf you say? This is the only Earf that I like.


/last good album from BT
//Hip Hop Phenomenon's bass could break your windows
 
2013-12-25 06:09:18 PM

The Onion is prophetic: With an estimated budget of $130 million, After Earth earned $27.5 million in its debut, and a 11 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. It went on to earn just $243.8 million worldwide.

What a bomb.


The budget doesn't include distribution or marketing. You can probably add the same figure again, so it's $260 million it has to recoup. Then the box office, especially overseas, doesn't all go to the studio. The theatres keep a cut for themselves so the studio won't get anything like $243 million.


On the other movies I liked The Host. It almost certainly helped that I didn't know it was by the Twilight writer until after I'd seen it as that would have put me off big time. I thought it was quite good. Not a huge action film.
 
2013-12-25 06:10:24 PM
 
2013-12-25 06:30:40 PM
A friend of mine showed me White House Down on Youtube. Someone had uploaded the entire movie.
I couldn't make it past 30 minutes. It was just terrible. Even free.
Same for Bullet to the Head.
 
2013-12-25 06:44:34 PM

Zombie DJ: A friend of mine showed me White House Down on Youtube. Someone had uploaded the entire movie.
I couldn't make it past 30 minutes. It was just terrible. Even free.


Somehow that doesn't surprise me... yet another example of Hollywood having its head up its collective ass.

I've seen The Eagle, and I've seen the G.I. Joe films. I've also seen 21 Jump Street. Nobody should ever be casting Channing Tatum in action films again at this point... his career should be in comedy films now.
 
2013-12-25 06:53:00 PM

TuteTibiImperes: bbfreak: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: This is the End was one of the worst movies i've ever seen. and I spent $1.20 to rent it, too.

Worlds End is much better and worth watching, but then again I am bias and quite enjoy Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's movies. Is not quite Shaun of the Dead, but what is?

I liked Paul more than Shaun, and Hot Fuzz probably just as much.  I thought Shaun of the Dead was good, but not spectacular, but then again I just saw it for the first time a few months ago, so, maybe I would have appreciated it more before zombies has become completely overexposed.

I want to see World's End, and I've heard good things about This is the End too from most people.


This Is The End was awful. It became unbearable as soon as Danny McBride showed up. Somebody would have to pay me to finish watching that movie. And they'd have to get me really drunk, too.
 
2013-12-25 07:04:07 PM

Zombie DJ: A friend of mine showed me White House Down on Youtube. Someone had uploaded the entire movie.
I couldn't make it past 30 minutes. It was just terrible. Even free.
Same for Bullet to the Head.


Well I found them, as well as The Last Stand, to be at least entertaining and honest (no one goes to see a Sly/Arnie/Emmerich movie and expect a miracle). On the other hand, the fact that The Wolverine brought in something like 450M$ baffles me. This movie's a farking snoozefest. I'll wait carefully for the Days of Future past reviews to come in before putting even a dime in Fox's pockets. I wish Marvel heroes rights all came back to Marvel, having watched Spiderman becoming a product placement whore and Logan an emo biatch.
"Yes, we've got just the guy, Sean Waltzenburg, the director of that flick with Nic Cage fighting cgi ninjas as well as two Police Academy movies, he's the one we're going to handle the franchise to."
"Oh, and don't worry about the other cool character you've worshipped ever since you learned to read since Chuck Spastic's going to direct his next movie. The guy's got experience, he directed one of Bieber's music video and he used to be the dolly grip on a couple of Jersey Shore eps."
"Alexander Volkowitz, the visionary director of that 4 hours long Hoppenheimer biopic which won an oscar ten years ago, who else could direct our space opera?"
"Shyamalan? Let's give him money for another movie, shall we?"

Farking studio execs.

/sorry, rented the Wolverine tonight, had to get this out of my system
// Had the movie been an hour-long only and had it just been about Logan punching bears and hunters, I would had been a happy, satisfied customer
 
2013-12-25 07:05:52 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: TuteTibiImperes: bbfreak: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: This is the End was one of the worst movies i've ever seen. and I spent $1.20 to rent it, too.

Worlds End is much better and worth watching, but then again I am bias and quite enjoy Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's movies. Is not quite Shaun of the Dead, but what is?

I liked Paul more than Shaun, and Hot Fuzz probably just as much.  I thought Shaun of the Dead was good, but not spectacular, but then again I just saw it for the first time a few months ago, so, maybe I would have appreciated it more before zombies has become completely overexposed.

I want to see World's End, and I've heard good things about This is the End too from most people.

This Is The End was awful. It became unbearable as soon as Danny McBride showed up. Somebody would have to pay me to finish watching that movie. And they'd have to get me really drunk, too.


Did he cum all over your house?
 
2013-12-25 07:17:13 PM

Dancis_Frake: Zombie DJ:

/sorry, rented the Wolverine tonight, had to get this out of my system
// Had the movie been an hour-long only and had it just been about Logan punching bears and hunters, I would had been a happy, satisfied customer


This

Who were they targeting with that thing? Maybe they were "chickflicking" it up to satisfy fans of Hugh Jackman's body but the missed my demographic. I and my gay husband both hated it.
 
2013-12-25 07:37:04 PM
$113 million profit suuuuuuuuuuucks
 
2013-12-25 07:44:53 PM

The Onion is prophetic: With an estimated budget of $130 million, After Earth earned $27.5 million in its debut, and a 11 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. It went on to earn just $243.8 million worldwide.

What a bomb.

Also, list fails without Ender's Game.  $110 million budget, $60 million gross


Yes, it seems the box office flop now means "I didn't like it, it was full of doodyheads"

R.I.P.D lost $52 million. That's a flop. There are some I noticed didn't even mention their budgets because they gross was so low.
 
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