Despite big hits from studios, 2013 was really the year of the box-office bomb.
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Keanu Reeves’ return in “47 Ronin” is off to an $8 million start, it has a long way to go to reach itsfor Universal.
We’ve gone throughto round up the biggest flops.
From failed young adult novel adaptations to Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger films that belonged in the ’80s, here are the year’s biggest duds, surprises, and misses.
22. “Kick-Ass 2″ (Universal)
Budget: $28 million
Worldwide gross: $59.6 million
Opening weekend: $13.3 million
While the movie ended up making nearly $60 million, it was an upset compared to the box-office intake of 2010′swhich brought in $96 million. Without Nicolas Cage, the addition of Jim Carrey didn’t prove a big enough draw to make this sequel a bigger success than the original.
21. The Last Exorcism 2″ (CBS Films)
Budget: $5 million
Worldwide gross: $15.1 million
Opening weekend: $7.7 million
When one low-budget horror movie does well in theaters, it often warrants a(look at the successful “ ” franchise and this year’s “ “).
“The Last Exorcism” won’t be among those. Though the first film from Lionsgate made nearly $70 million on a measly, this year’s sequel — which cost $5 million — only managed to triple the studio budget.
20. “The Host” (Open Road Films)
Budget: $40 million
Worldwide gross: $48.2 million
Opening weekend: $10.6 million
Many thought “The Host” was supposed to be the next “Twilight” series cash cow at theaters since the novel also came from author Stephenie Meyer. However, the alien-romance story didn’t take off with audiences — “” made $392.6 million worldwide on a $37 million budget.
The search for the next young-adult adaptation movie franchise continues.
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