Films provide a common bond globally, whether in the United States or the UK. Directors, actors, and producers, thus, spend billions of dollars to satisfy their united fanbases.

Years of hard work goes into what becomes a common ground between thousands of people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or creed. However, some of those films don’t do so well. Here are five films that wasted an average of 100 million dollars per film.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Directed by Guy Ritchie, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword got almost $149 million in box office from $175 million budget. The main protagonist in this action-fantasy is Arthur, a sole heir to the throne of Camelot, and the main antagonist is Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle who wants to become the one and only king.

The movie revolves around the legend of the sword-Excalibur that was lodged in a stone, a magic sword that bestows the owner with unimaginable power. Inspired by the legends of King Arthur and his sword, the movie failed to meet the expectations of the audience, becoming one of the biggest flops in the cinema world.

47 Ronin

Starring Keanu Reeves as the false lead, critics killed this fantasy-samurai film. Rating 16% on Rotten Tomatoes, Carl Rinsch’s film didn’t do as well as hoped at the cinemas. It returned $151.80 million of its $175 million budget.

Although based on the actual Japanese legend of the 47 Ronin who avenged their unjustly murdered master, the film does a poor job glorifying these honorable men. 47 Ronin ignores the original story with a fabricated and bogus plotline. Hiroyuki Sanada, the true lead, is absent from most of the film. Additionally, the film is confusing and hard to follow.

Dark Phoenix

Marvel’s 2019 X-Men: Dark Phoenix had some of their best cast. However, that did not stop the film from plummeting at the box office. It barely earned $50 million above its $200 million budget. With a 22% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, fans described it as the “worst movie ever.” The repeated scenes, poor VFX, and a boring plotline make this judgment fair.

The Adventures of Pluto Nash

Ron Underwood’s 2002 film, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, had a revenue of $7.1 million out of their $100 million budget. Additionally, it received a 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Starring Eddie Murphy in a dual role, this sci-fi comedy earned Razzie nominations for the worst film and worst actor. It also secured nominations for worst director and on-screen couple.

Green Lantern

Martin Campbell’s 2011 film Green Lantern received a 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With an estimated budget of $200 million, the film only earned a mere $219 million at the box office. The film had a poor script, bad reviews, and a story that veered away from the origins of Green Lantern.

A generic superhero film, with Ryan Reynolds’ head on a computer-generated body made for a box-office disaster. Critics describe it as a film with “clueless” direction and terrible acting.


These films prove that creating and directing a movie is a risky business. No matter how great the producers think the film is, it is the audience that ultimately decides its fate. It is not unusual for a low-budget movie to be a box office success, even though the opposite is also true.

Perhaps watching such movies is not always as fun as playing at Platin Live Casino, where you can find any casino game to your taste, however, some still find these movies entertaining. So, before putting these five movies on your red list, maybe you should give them a chance.

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