What Are The Biggest Box Office Bombs Of 2016 So Far? Check Them Out Here!

Valerie Complex - Author

Jun. 19 2016, Updated 2:06 p.m. ET

What does it take to consider a movie a financial flop? Well, according to Wise Geek, there are a few things you need to consider. A film that only makes back its budget is simply not enough. A film has to make at least 2.5 times its budget to be considered successful. Remember, just because there is a specific budget for a movie, that does not factor in advertising, marketing, and distribution, all of which have to be paid from the film’s box office sales. Stating that a film will “make money overseas” means very little. Overseas markets return as little as 20 percent in some places; when you see claims stating a film has “made $100 million overseas,” go ahead and cut that number in half.

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In 2016, the number of flops seems to outweigh the number profitable film releases. There are several explanations for this. One is that the general audience have seemingly given up on sequels, the other is that word of mouth (including fan reactions and critic reviews) have more power than studios may like to realize. There are films that have bordered on failure, and other films that have downright underperformed at the box office and lost millions for their respective studios. Let’s look at some films that have underperformed this year, according to Box Office Mojo.

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