Top ten biggest film flops of 2016 revealed

The least successful movies of the year unveiled by Forbes

The biggest film flops of the year have been revealed.

Forbes has unveiled its ‘Hollywood’s Biggest Turkeys’ list for 2016, which looks at the least successful movies to be released in the past twelve months, comparing production budgets to box office takings.

The number one biggest flop is listed as sci-fi film Max Steel, directed by Stewart Hendler and starring Ben Winchell. The movie was made for $10 million (£8m) but only took in $4.4m (£3.5m).


The top five also includes Matthew McConaughey’s American civil war film Free State of Jones, Lonely Island movie Popstar: Never Stop Stopping , Jane Austen comedy-horror adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and animated movie Ratchet & Clank, based on the video game series of the same name.


Also in the top ten are Sacha Baron Cohen’s Grimsby (known as The Brothers Grimsby in the US) and Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden biopic. Snowden was made for $40m (£32m) but only recouped $34.3m (£27m).

Forbes say that “not all movies flopped because they were bad films” and that “movies underperform for a number of reasons, be it marketing, release date timing, poor reviews or a combination of several factors.”

See the full list below:

10. Mastermind – Box office: $22m, Budget: $25m
9. Snowden – Box office: $34.3m, Budget: $40m
8. Grimsby – Box office: $28.7m, Budget: $35m
7. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – Box office: $24.9m, Budget: $35m
6. Keeping Up With The Joneses – Box office: $26.9, Budget: $40m
5. Ratchet & Clank – Box office: $11.8m, Budget: $20m
4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Box office: $16.4m, Budget: $28m
3. Popstar: Never Stop Stopping – Box office: $9.5m, Budget: $20m
2. Free State of Jones – Box office: $23.2m, Budget: $50m
1. Max Steel – Box office: $4.4m, Budget: $10m