Cowboys and Aliens – $75 million
Jon Favreau is one of the most beloved actors and directors of all time. Lately, he’s being praised for bringing the Star Wars franchise back from the grave. However, in 2011, people didn’t like his directing job in Cowboys and Aliens.
Despite the A-list cast (Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde), there was something about the movie that didn’t set well with the audience. The title of the movie pretty much told the entire storyline, and people sat through all 118 minutes while correctly guessing what would happen next. In the end, Universal Pictures wound up losing about $75 million from a $163 million budget.