Hollywood’s biggest film flops of 2016

The results showed a poor year for the comedy genre, making up six of the 10 titles.


Forbes has released their annual countdown of the 10 least profitable films of the year and 2016’s biggest turkey is failed superhero adventure Max Steel. The $10m budget film, based on a Mattel toy, only brought in $4.4m when released earlier this year after receiving little promotion and negative reviews.

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Slavery drama Free State of Jones, once seen as a potential awards contender, was second on the list with a $23.2m return from a $50m budget. It starred Matthew McConaughey as a farmer who led a revolt against the confederacy.

Other flops included music satire Popstar: Never Stop Stopping, period zombie mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses, starring Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher.

Galifianakis featured on the list twice with his long-delayed comedy Masterminds making $22m from a $25m budget while Fisher also starred alongside husband Sacha Baron Cohen in The Brothers Grimsby which made $28.7m from a $35m budget. Tina Fey’s fact-based comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Oliver Stone’s biopic Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role, were also on the list.

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