Making a movie isn’t cheap. Wait, scratch that. Making good movies isn’t cheap. Well, that’s not entirely true either. Did you know that Rocky had a budget of only $1 million and grossed $225 million worldwide? Or what about Napoleon Dynamite, which made over $46 million on a budget of around $400,000? =The point we’re trying to make is that no studio will know for certain which movies will sell tickets like hotcakes or which ones are a total flop. That’s why they’re more than willing to hire A+-list actors and spend hundreds of millions of dollars. If you want to know what the high-budgeted films that lost their studios the most money, read on!
Titan A.E. – $100 million
20th Century Fox Studios has a reputation for making some of the most memorable blockbusters of our past. It was this fact that shocked viewers and critics when Titan A.E. came out in 2000. Despite having an all-star cast including Matt Damon and Drew Barrymore, who were at the peak of their careers at the time, Titan A.E. was a huge disappointment.
People had high expectations for the animated adventure movie, some going as far as claiming it would be among the highest-grossing films of that year. Nobody expected that the film, which had a production cost of $90 million, would only gross $37 million and lose the studio over $100 million.