Net losses, inflation adjusted: $134,396,524
Total cost: $120,000,000
Worldwide theater gross: $7,103,973
Net losses (actual): $112,896,027
The Adventures of Pluto Nash was a 2002 science fiction comedy starring Eddie Murphy that’s become legendary in the annals of box office bombs. The movie’s first script was written in the 1980s and was rewritten multiple times before it was finally turned into a movie.
The finished product was so badly made that it was shelved for two years before the studio released it, to almost universal critical disgust. When all the wailing and gnashing of teeth was over, it had earned $7.1 million against its $120 million cost, more than earning its reputation as one of the worst box office bombs in all filmdom.