What makes a movie a box office "bomb "? Just losing money doesn't make it qualify. It's the amount of loss from the production costs to ticket receipts that makes the difference. For example., 2006’s Zyzzyx Road took in a shocking thirty (30) dollars at the box office, but since it cost only $1 million to make, it d didn't lose enough money to make the list. And the 2000 John Travolta vehicle Battlefield Earth made back less than half of its $73 million budget, but losing a mere $43 million makes it only a modest disaster.
However, there are plenty of films that did lose staggering amounts to qualify as a box office bomb. When adjusted for inflation many of the biggest losses exceed $100 million according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
So click ahead to see which movies, in order, are the biggest box office bombs of all time.
By Daniel Bukszpan
Updated 20 March 2012
Note: Inflation adjusted net losses are calculated as of 2008. Total cost includes the sum production budget and marketing budget for the film. Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com