Biggest Box Office Busts Of 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Box Office: $60 million; Return ratio: 77% This one had everything: geeky lead, quirky trailer, and glowing reviews from the fanboy community. But “Pilgrim” barely made a dent in the box office world, failing to earn back even its production budget. (Universal Pictures)
Edge Of Darkness
Edge Of Darkness
Box office: $81 million; Return ratio: 100% Remember Mel Gibson? No, not the racial epithet-spewing drunkard, but the box office golden boy? Well, neither did audiences in 2010, as the action star’s supposed comeback following his now-infamous DUI rant that all but killed his career turned out to be a bomb. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Extraordinary Measures
Extraordinary Measures
Box office: $15 million; Return ratio: 48% Inspiring melodrama or sappy movie-of-the-week? It seems audiences thought “Measures” was the latter, as they gave an icy reception to one of the first from CBS’ new film production division. (CBS is the parent company of CBS LA.) (CBS FILMS)
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Box Office: $11 million; Return ratio: 24% Warner Bros. bet big on this comic book adaptation – a recipe that had served up big buck for studios in the past – but the story of a grizzly Old West bounty hunter ended up as the worst performing film of 2010 (to date). (Warner Bros.)
Repo Men
Repo Men
Audiences and critics alike seemed equally grossed out by “Repo Men”, a futuristic thriller about – you guessed it – a repo man who takes back human organs. The film took in only $32 million at the box office. (Universal Pictures)
Splice
Splice
Even Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody starring in a usually-profitable genre flick couldn’t salvage this dark thriller about scientific experiment with DNA gone wrong. (Warner Bros.)
MacGruber
MacGruber
Box office: $9.3 million; Return ratio: 93% The success rate isn’t very high for characters from “Saturday Night Live” making the leap to the big screen, and “MacGruber” was no exception to the rule. The good news is it earned back the vast majority of its $10 million budget; the bad news is it didn’t recoup all of it. (Rogue Pictures)

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