2011’s Biggest Box Office Flops

Mars Needs Mom (2011) Movie Image

The boys at THR has a list of 2011’s biggest box office flops. Some are pretty obvious (“Mars Needs Mom”, “Sucker Punch”), but others look like they broke even, but when you factor in all the costs associated with marketing a studio tentpole film (“Green Lantern”, “Cowboys and Aliens”), the production budget is just part of the equation.

Sucker Punch (2011) Movie PosterHere’s the list (featuring films of interest, so no “Glee” concert movie), brought to you be a ghastly slow news day:

“Mars Needs Mom”:
Budget: $150 million
Worldwide Gross: $39 million

“Sucker Punch”:
Budget: $82 million
Worldwide gross: $89.8 million

“Green Lantern”:
Budget: $200 million
Worldwide Gross: $219.9 million

Cowboys and Aliens (2011) Movie Poster“Cowboys and Aliens”:
Budget: $163 million
Worldwide Gross: $178.8

“Conan”:
Budget: $90 million
Wordwide Gross: $48.8 million

“The Thing”:
Budget: $38 million
Worldwide Gross: $27.4 million

“The Rum Diary”:
Budget: $45 million
Worldwide Gross: $21.6 million

Tower Heist (2011) Movie Poster“Anonymous”:
Budget: $30 million
Worldwide Gross: $14.8 million

“Tower Heist”:
Budget: $75 million
Worldwide Gross: $126.3 million

“Happy Feet II”:
Budget: $135 million
Worldwide Gross to Date: $115 million