The biggest box office flops ever

Even if you live across the pond, hundreds of miles away from the bright lights and big letters in the hills, there’s a high chance that you’re still pretty familiar with the world of Hollywood. After all, it’s now so much more than a simple neighborhood in Los Angeles, California! As the epicenter of blockbuster movies and entertainment, Hollywood is now thriving under the influence of celebrities and famous faces we see on our screens on a regular basis.

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From the star-studded walkway of the Hollywood Walk of Fame to the red carpeted events such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes to the tours of some of the greatest production studios in the world – it’s fair to say that Hollywood is kind of a big deal in show business. Although we’re insanely jealous of the money and talent the professionals who work in the world of Hollywood possess, we also have to thank them for bringing some of our favorite movies to life, because what would we do on a Sunday morning without them? However, it’s fair to say that they’ve also brought some box office flops to the forefront of our attention…

According to the Motion Picture Association of America, there are a whopping 600 Hollywood movies created in the United States every single year, on average. Now those are some epic numbers! Yet, because we’re so far removed from these movies, it’s difficult for us to realize how much work really goes into these productions. Years of hard work and dedication often goes into making these two-hour-long films, with hundreds or even thousands of cast and crew members putting in every ounce of their talent into the final piece – and this can get pretty expensive.


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Investopedia noted that in 2007, the average motion picture costs a whopping $65 million to produce. However, that was just the start of the costs. To further market and advertise these kinds of movies, production companies would need to add another $35 million to the kitty. This means that the average movie will cost around $100 million to make, which is more than many of us could even dream of having in our lifetimes!

Although we’re pretty darn impressed that Hollywood can produce more than 600 movies per year, there are some critics who believe that number is way too high. While we love to go to the movies every now and again to watch the latest blockbuster, there is just not enough time or money in the average Joe’s life to watch every single movie that comes out in theaters. Because of this, it’s harder to rack up box-office numbers – even if it’s the best movie since sliced bread. Unfortunately, this is also having a knock-on effect on those movies that just haven’t quite hit the mark for film fanatics. Whether it was the overly high production costs, the dismal acting of Hollywood wannabes or a storyline that just makes you cringe throughout, these are the biggest box office flops ever…

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