When it comes to making successful movies, there’s more to it than just good scripts, hot actors and huge budgets. Yes, in some cases, money can’t buy success, no matter what the cost. And these 20 movies all paid the price by becoming the biggest cinema flops of all time…
When most people see the title Ben-Hur, chances are they think of the groundbreaking 1959 Charlton Heston flick. You’d be forgiven, then, if you weren’t aware of the 2016 remake. Yes, this attempt to update the Academy Award-winning religious drama for a newer audience failed spectacularly considering its hefty production budget. So much so, in fact, that even Morgan Freeman couldn’t prevent it from tanking.
Criticisms of the picture ranged from over-digitized special effects to contradictory storylines. And, unfortunately for all involved in its creation, the critical response was further reflected at the box-office. It’s been reported that the movie lost somewhere around $125 million and was deemed by many to be the biggest flop of 2016.