5 Great Movies That Flopped at the Box Office

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1. Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon (film) - Wikipedia

The question of whether Apple Original Films is failing or not is still up for debate. The example of “Argylle” (see above) makes this more evident, although Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” barely made its $200 million budget with $219 million from all around the world. Despite having a $200 million budget, Martin Scorsese’s brilliant film “Killers of the Flower Moon” only made $67 million domestically and $156 million internationally. Although those figures are impressive for an R-rated film that lasts more than three hours in theaters, the film’s exorbitant budget prevented it from being a box-office success. Naturally, since Apple prioritizes streaming subscribers over box office revenue, it is difficult to determine whether is a hit or miss at the box office. However, “Killers of the Flower Moon” would be considered a complete failure if it were released by a conventional studio.

2. Ali

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Thanks to his role in “King Richard,” Will Smith is anticipated to win an Oscar for best actor. This comes 20 years after he was initially nominated for the role of Muhammad Ali in Michael Mann’s historical sports movie “Ali.” With a reasonable $87 million in revenue, the film would have been a success even if its budget hadn’t soared above $100 million. “Michael Mann’s ambitious and cold study of the great boxer and cultural icon possesses an informed, intelligent perspective and is never uninteresting to watch,” reads the original Variety review. Technically, Mann’s usual mastery of sound and vision is on display in this production. Mann insisted on employing some real historical places, and John Myhre’s superb production design blends in perfectly with Emmanuel Lubezki’s purposefully raw cinematography to give the shots a verite vibrancy. Craft contributions are excellent in every manner.

Fight Club (1999) - IMDb

Variety said in its initial assessment of David Fincher’s 1999 masterpiece, “Rarely has a film been so keyed into its time — in ways that, commercially, will be both advantageous and damaging as ‘Fight Club.'” “On the one hand, the film perfectly captures the decade-long malaise that pits a pervasive nihilism against an urgent need for a solid anchor; on the other hand, it culminates a time when Washington and the media have never been so relentless in criticizing Hollywood for the negative effects of screen violence on society, particularly among young people.” Even though “Fight Club,” one of Fincher’s most well-known movies to date, made $37 million at the box office in the United States when it was released in 1999.

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4. Warrior

Warrior (2011) - IMDb

One of the more dramatic sports dramas of the 2010s is “Warrior,” directed by Gavin O’Connor. Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy play brothers in the movie, are forced to face their common past and their familial ties when they compete against one another in a mixed martial arts tournament. Because of his portrayal of Edgerton and Hardy’s father, Nick Nolte was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. However, the film’s global $25 million production budget was not met, and its U.S. box office receipts barely reached $13 million. From the original Variety review: “‘Warrior’ is an incredibly powerful and moving blend of unfiltered feelings and thrilling showdowns. As Tommy, Hardy is startlingly intense, at times evoking the battered and brooding virility of a young Marlon Brando.

Babylon Movie (2022) | Release Date, Review, Cast, Trailer, Watch Online at Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV (iTunes), BookMyShow Stream, Google Play Movies, YouTube - Gadgets 360

“Babylon,” directed by Damian Chazelle, turned out to be one of the most divisive films of 2022. The extravagant and exaggerated portrayal of silent film performers (portrayed by celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie) grappling with the transition to sound films during Hollywood’s revolutionary 1920s and 1930s was too extravagant; nonetheless, the excitement around its revelry failed to generate revenue at the box office. With Paramount apparently spending at least $80 million on the production and millions more on marketing, the movie barely made $15 million at the American box office and ended up making $63 million internationally. This is a significant financial loss. Even while “Babylon” has its critics, its exhilarating intensity is undeniable.

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