Domestic gross: $89 million
Adjusted for Inflation (2012): $93 million
“Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” is a 2010 movie based on the 2005 book “The Lightning Thief.” The book is one of a series of five stories about a modern-day teenager who discovers he’s the demigod son of Poseidon, the ancient Greek sea deity.
The movie was directed by Chris Columbus, who helmed three of the “Harry Potter” films, and many critics compared it unfavorably to that franchise. U.S. audiences felt the same way, and the movie fell short of making back its $95 million production budget. It did much better in international markets though, so a sequel is currently scheduled for March 2013.