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Failures of 2006

Posted: December 26th, 2006 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Variety put out a list of films that they believe failed in 2006. Based on ratio between a film's cost and its revenues, here are the biggest losers of the year. This list leaves out all the smaller-scale projects, and reveals that none of the flops were comedies or horror films. For the most part, they were midrange adult dramas and/or period dramas, as well as a smattering of remakes.

All the King's Men (Domestic gross: $7 million, Cost: $55 million): The film had it all, an all-star cast and based on an Oscar winning 1949 version. Yet the film failed due to negative buzz and being released at the same time as "Jackass: Number 2." Read our review.

Basic Instinct 2 (Domestic gross: $5 million, Cost: $70 million): Without a demand for a follow-up, Michael Douglas, and Stone keeping her legs closed all added to the failure of this film. Read our review.

Flushed Away (Domestic gross: $61 million, Cost: $150 million): Suffered due to its release date, which happened to be the time when every other major studio was unspooling their animated film. Read our review.

Flyboys (Domestic gross: $13 million, Cost: $60 million): This film did not have major star in the middle, and proved that today's audiences aren't wowed by antique, wooden planes. Read our review.

The Fountain (Domestic gross: $9 million, Cost: $35 million) Picture lost some of its star wattage with a new cast after Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett left. The film also proved too complex for audiences and critics alike. Read our review.

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Source: Variety


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