How many movies have you seen that are big production but few box office?

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Big production with nothing left。

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

The investment in “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc” reached an unprecedented 250 million francs. However, the box office fiasco after the release was unexpected. As an epic masterpiece with a huge investment, this film has been treated differently by film critics, the media and the audience. On the one hand, film critics have received rave reviews, and the reputation is very high. They swept the French Caesars Film Festival awards that year. On the other hand, it was Waterloo in the box office market. Luc Besson was even silent for 6 years due to huge box office losses Long.

John Carter

The movie “John Carter” was all Disney’s ambitions in 2012, with a production cost of 250 million US dollars and a US$100 million publicity and distribution. After it was released in North America, the box office fell completely. People commented on the movie that it was boring and boring, and the box office’s fiasco even caused the company’s share price to fall. In addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars in film losses, Disney’s market value has also evaporated by 120 million dollars.


“THE ISLAND”, which was released in 2005, invested US$120 million in “THE ISLAND”. The dismal box office after the release made investors’ dreamworks lost their money. At this time, DreamWorks had encountered operational difficulties, and “THE ISLAND” was undoubtedly the last knife to the scarred Heart of DreamWorks. As a result, Paramount completed the acquisition of DreamWorks the following year.


“Stealth” directed “Fast and Furious” and “xXx” Ro Rob Cohen produced this modern science fiction blockbuster with a total investment of 170 million U.S. dollars, and finally ended with a box office of less than 80 million U.S. dollars. This movie was released at the same time as “THE ISLAND”. I originally thought it would be Mars hitting the earth, but I didn’t expect both to fall.


“Windtalkers” is an action war movie directed by Yusen Wu. The production cost is as high as 120 million U.S. dollars, starring Nicholas Cage. Three weeks after it was released, the box office was actually less than 33 million U.S. dollars. After the release, MGM announced that in addition to distribution and publicity costs, “Windtalkers” had a disastrous box office failure and the company’s loss was expected to be more than US$120 million. MGM executives also took the blame and resigned.

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