2022 was another good year for theaters after 2 difficult years. There was a series of greatest hits again, such as Top Gun: Maverick in Avatar: The Path of Waterand smaller films that left a big impression like Everything, everywhere, all at once. But there have also been movies that have resulted in losses of hundreds of millions of dollars for movie studios. These are the biggest box office flops of the past year.
If a studio wants to make money from a movie, the movie is usually supposed to make back 2-3 times its budget. In addition to the budget, a lot of money is also spent on marketing and distribution costs. A large chunk of revenue also lags behind theaters.
Morbius inspiring perhaps 1000 different memes, few people have ever seen the film in theaters. The film was razed to the ground by critics and fans alike, which will not have contributed to any returns.
With revenue of $167 million against a budget of $83, this isn’t the biggest flop of the year, but after the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home Sony probably expected a lot more.
Light-year it was the first Pixar movie to receive a theatrical release after all the corona lockdowns made movies like Soul in turning red went straight to Disney+. Despite the connection to the toy storymovies, the movie was not a success.
With a budget of $200 million, the film managed to gross a paltry $226 million. Bad marketing and mediocre reviews are to blame. But perhaps the biggest problem is Disney+, as fans have gotten used to animated movies going straight to streaming.
Steven Spielberg has done quite a few classics that made a lot of money, think about Jurassic Park, Shark and ET. But lately things are not going so well for the director’s films. Last year his remake of West Side Story already a failure And also his latest movie. The Fabelmans it failed to find an audience.
With a budget of $40, the film grossed a disastrous $10 million at the box office. The movie has yet to be released in many countries, so perhaps the pain can be eased a bit.
The new of the the earthdirector Damien Chazelle promised to be a smash hit, but the opening weekend returns are dramatic, to say the least. The film is priced between 80 and 100 million dollars. In its opening weekend, the film grossed just $3.6 million.
Even a promise of orgies and many nude scenes failed to convince the audience. The film has yet to be released in the rest of the world, so perhaps the damage can be limited a bit.
Another movie with Margot Robbie and an all-star cast that failed to find an audience. With a budget of $80 million Amsterdam a paltry $31 million at the worldwide box office. The film can already be seen on Disney +, perhaps there it will find an audience.
It was a bad year for Disney animated movies. also Strange world it failed to attract an audience. The complete lack of marketing is seen as the culprit. The film only grossed $62 million against a budget of $180 million. The question is whether Disney will spend as much money on animated movies in the next few years.
Not just the biggest flop of 2022, but one of the lowest-grossing movies of all time. Ronald Emmerich’s disaster movie cost a whopping $146 million and made back a whopping $67 million. Maybe this was finally the last time the Independence Day/The Day After Tomorrow/2012/GodzillaThe director got so much money to destroy the world.