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8 Box Office Failures of 2015

Posted on December 30, 2015 at 7:35 PM

8 Box Office Failures of 2015

Published by Courtney Russell / December 30, 2015

2015 gave us a lot of Box Office Movies but not all were made to reign supreme at the box office, while some broke records and others faired well in sales, there were also some that failed connect with audience in regards to ticket sales.Here is a list of 8 poorly performed movies for 2015.

1.Steve Jobs

Made on an estimated production budget of $30 million, Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender has yet to earn its money back more than a month after its release. Two weeks of limited release earned the biopic $2.2 million, adding $9.81 million from 2,493 theaters on its wide release. The movie's worldwide total hit just $22.79M by mid-November, dropping back out of theaters.

2.The Seventh Son

Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore hit 2,875 theaters in Seventh Son in February. Despite its star power, the movie made just $7.2 million on its opening weekend. After six weeks in theaters, Son earned a domestic total of $17.2 million. The action flick only broke its estimated $95 million budget when an additional $96.95 million came in from the foreign market.



With an estimated production budget of $15 million, the Bill Murray-starring Rock the Kasbah made just $1.47 million at 2,012 theaters on its opening weekend. After about a month in theaters, the comedy had made just short of $3 million, well under its budget.


Pan quickly lost its magic after a $15.3 million opening weekend at 3,515 theaters. The fairy tale flick dropped down in both theater count and weekly gross, posting a domestic total of $34.06 by the time it was on just hundreds of screens in mid-November. A worldwide gross of $123.06 still can't measure up to Pan's estimated $150 million budget.



Even Sandra Bullock couldn't save the box office blunder that was Our Brand is Crisis. The political drama opened to $3.24 million at 2,202 theaters, giving the star her worst wide-release opening of all time. Dropped to just 50 theaters as of mid-November, Crisis posts a domestic total gross of $6.95 million, well under its estimated production budget of $28 million.

6.Jem and the Holograms

Despite months of hype and nostalgic anticipation, Jem and the Holograms failed to fill seats for showtime. The reinterpretation of the '80s series made just $1.38 million at 2,413 theaters on its opening weekend. The theater count took a nosedive after a dismal second week, bringing the movie's worldwide grand total to $2.2 million on an estimated $5 million budget.



Fantastic Four opened in a huge way, screening in 3,995 theaters. With that total, the movie made $25.68 million on its opening weekend, hitting the No. 2 spot. It was pulled months later with a domestic total of $56.1 million, well under its estimated $120 million budget. An additional $111.86 million in foreign ticket sales kept it from debt.



Chappie opened in the No. 1 spot on a quiet weekend with a mediocre total of $13.34 million at 3,201 theaters. The weekly gross only slowed down from there as the movie completed its run with a domestic total of $31.57 million. The estimated $49 million budget was reached thanks to the $70.5 made abroad.

What awaits us next year? Only time and numbers will tell.

Have a Happy 2016!

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