Wikileaks movie 'The Fifth Estate' named 2013's biggest box office flop by Forbes
Benedict Cumberbatch flick has returned only 21% of its budget, say reports
The financial publication revealed that the film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and was directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Bill Condon, only took $6 million (£3.6 million) at the box office and, subsequently, made a return of just 21% on its $28 million (£17.1 million) budget.
The Sylvester Stallone action flick Bullet To The Head was in second place after taking $9 million (£5.52 million) on a budget of $25 million (£15.3 million) for a return of 36%, while the thriller Paranoia starring Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman was in third after making a return of just 39% with takings of $13.5 million (£8.2 million) from a $35 million (£21.4 million) budget.
Parker, the heist thriller starring British actor Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez, was the year's fourth biggest flop after recouping only 49% of its production costs at the box office, while the presence of Mark Wahlberg and Russel Crowe wasn't enough to stop Broken City coming in fifth after making just a 54% return.
Forbes' Top 10 Box Office Flops Of 2013 is as follows:
1. The Fifth Estate - 21% return
2. Bullet To The Head - 36% return
3. Paranoia - 39% return
4. Parker - 49% return
5. Broken City - 54% return
6. Battle Of The Year - 55% return
7. Getaway - 58% return
8. Peeples - 60% return
9. RIPD - 60% return
10. The Big Wedding 63%