Decade’s worst movies (based on profit)

The decade’s worst movie clunkers according to The Hollywood Reporter:

1. “The Adventures of Pluto Nash” — 2002, Eddie Murphy film about a Sci-Fi gangster yarn, cost a whopping $100 million but pulled in a measly $4.4 million at the box office.

2. “Battlefield Earth” — 2000, John Travolta was an evil alien in the Sci-Fi epic based on a novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard which cost $75 million, but grossed $21 million.

3.  “Land of the Lost” — 2009, Will Ferrell was miserable in this comedy about a prehistoric world in the Earth’s core that cost $100 million and grossed $65 million.

4. “Gigli” — 2003, then lovebirds Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were known as “Bennifer” when they fizzled in this mobster romance that cost $54 million, but made only $6.1 million.

5. “Town and Country” — 2001, Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn starred in this comedy about middle age romantic high jinks that cost $90 million and returned $6.7 million.

6.  “Catwoman” — 2004, Halle Berry seemed ‘purr-fect’ as the super kitten, but the $100 million flick only grossed $40 million.

7. “The Invasion” — 2007, you’d think the $80 million remake of the body snatching classic starring Nicole Kidman and James Bond hunk Daniel Craig couldn’t miss but it did, grossing $15.1 million.

8. “Rollerball” — 2002, the remake about a brutal futuristic sport combining the violence of ice hockey, football and Roller Derby cost $70 million, but grossed just $19 million.

9. “Grindhouse” — 2007, Quentin Tarantino was behind this 1950s style double feature of a zombie thriller and a hot rod movie that cost $67 million and earned $25 million.

10. “The Spirit” — 2008, even a superhero couldn’t save this comict book based adventure which cost $60 million, but grossed $19.8 million.

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