For some filmmakers it wasn't a good year. What were supposed to be incredible blockbusters turned into epic movie failures. The Hollywood Reporter created a list but here are five from that list.
Better luck next year!
'Jack the Giant Slayer'
Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Slayer failed to kill at the box office, debuting to $27.2 million domestically in March. Starring Nicholas Hoult, the fantasy pic's dismal opening drew comparisons to 2012's Battleship and John Carter. The blow was especially hard because of the film's big costs -- all told, the price tag was nearly $300 million when accounting for the film's $190 million production budget and hefty marketing spend. It earned $197.7 million worldwide.
Will Smith and his real-life son Jaden starred as a father and son in Sony’s sci-fi film, which was a box office flop when it opened in the U.S. in the No. 3 spot in May (behind holdover Fast & Furious 6 and newcomer Now You See Me). 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.
'White House Down'
Two movies about the White House being under siege turned out to be one too many. Sony's White House Down -- starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx -- opened just three months after FilmDistrict's Olympus Has Fallen to a dismal $24.9 million. Roland Emmerich's White House Down cost a pricey $150 million to produce and went on to make just $205.4 million worldwide.
'The Lone Ranger'
Disney's The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, was a big-budget production, costing $250 million to make. But it was a train-wreck when it hit theaters in July, opening domestically to a disappointing $29.2 million. When the dust fully settled, the film had earned a sad $260.5 million worldwide. Just two months after the film flopped in theaters, producer Jerry Bruckheimer parted ways with Disney after a longtime partnership, but Bruckheimer didn’t blame the film. “We have a full body of work with them. It's not about Lone Ranger. It's more about the types of movies Disney is making, and the types of movies we want to make
This high concept corporate thriller thudded with critics prior to its mid-August release date. A cast featuring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Liam Hemsworth and Amber Heard wasn't able to convince late Summer moviegoers to pay for a ticket -- the film failed to crack the top ten at the U.S. box office in its debut, ultimately grossing less than $15 million worldwide.