Net losses, inflation adjusted: $78,912,404
Total cost: $75,000,000
Worldwide theater gross: $15,000,000
Net losses (actual): $60,000,000
Soldier was a futuristic action movie starring Kurt Russell. The script was written by Blade Runner co-writer David Peoples and was based on an episode of “The Outer Limits” written by author Harlan Ellison, so its credibility as a science fiction vehicle was airtight.
However, that wasn’t enough to get people to the theaters, and the $75 million film tanked at the box office, taking in only $15 million worldwide.