The Year 2018 saw the Ups and Downs in the Big Screen Business like a Roller Coaster Ride. There were many movies which performed exceptionally well. However, there were also many movies which failed drastically on the Box Office. Here is the list of Top 10 Flop Movies in 2018:
1. Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a success when we consider the budget and collection of the movie. However, this movie flopped in terms that it is the only “Star Wars” film that was not able to cross the collection of $400 million globally. Star Wars movie comes with a reputation that “Solo: A Star Wars Story” was not able to deliver.
The movie grossed $392 million and had a budget of around $250 million.
2. Mortal Engines
Mortal Engines failed in every aspect of the show business. Philip Reeve’s novel’s adaptation didn’t make a bit of an impact on its viewers. The movie recorded terrible numbers concerning the collection. Mortal Engines had a budget of around $150 million. The film did a mere $7.5 million collection on its premiere on December 14. Mortal Engines also got critic rating of 28% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Robinhood had a star cast of Taron Egerton, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, and Jamie Foxx but it didn’t work out well on the big screen. According to Wrap, the movie had the lowest five-day opening collection until Mortal Engines joined the party. Robinhood had a budget around $100 million. The film premiered on 21 November with just $22.5 million in opening five days.
4. The Happytime Murderers
The Academy Award-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy was also not able to save the drowning boat of The Happytime Murderers. The film performed extremely poor at the box office. The movie made a collection of $27 million and had a budget of $40 – $47 million. The Happytime Murderers was one of the flicks that strived for distributor STX.
Gotti saw the most ups and downs along with many shifting scenarios which added as a reason for the failure of the movie. The film was dropped just 2 weeks before its release by Lionsgate. John Travolta replaced the lead actor Joe Pesci in the movie. Gotti had a budget of $10 million and was able to recover only $4.7 million.
6. London Fields
London Fields got tangled in a lawsuit and when it premiered, became one of the biggest flops of 2018. The film first premiered in 2015 at the Toronto Film Festival. Later, the movie didn’t premiere on the big screen because of a lawsuit between lead star Amber Heard, the producers and lead and director Matthew Cullen. When things got resolved, and London Fields released in 2018, it made a mere $4 million collection with a budget of $8 million.
7. A Wrinkle In Time
Disney combined a strong cast consisting of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and Deric McCabe but A Wrinkle In Time still didn’t leave an impact on its audience. A Wrinkle In Time had a budget of around $130 million and the film grossed just over $130 million, thus putting it in the category of flop films of 2018.
8. Life Itself
Dan Fogelman created magic on big screen with “This is Us,” but the spell failed to replicate for Fogelman’s “Life Itself.” However, the movie was able to recover the budget. The film had second worst opening weekend collection for the films released over 2500 screens. The movie grossed $2.1 million in the opening weekend.
9. Early Man
Early Man also lands in the list of movies which recovered their budget just over the line. Sharing the opening weekend with Black Panther was surely not a smart idea. Same was reflected in the collection of the movie. Early Man had a budget of $50 million and grossed nearly the same amount.
Dwayne Johnson stardom might have just saved the Skyscraper from being one of the biggest flops of 2018. Skyscraper had a budget of $125 million. Domestically, the movie grossed merely around $67 million. But thanks to the foreign viewers who added $236 million in the films’ pocket.