Movie flops that Hollywood was sure would be a hit
We're all familiar with how much market testing can go into a product before Hollywood deems it fit to unleash on your neighborhood cineplex. From following established trends to forcing filmmakers to submit to test screenings, there are countless ways studio execs can hedge their bets when they're hitching their wagon to someone's creative vision — and for all those best laid plans, there's really never any guarantee that it'll end up producing the desired results.
Yes, there's nothing like the anticipation of a multi-mega-million-dollar movie making its theatrical debut… and there's also nothing like the agony of watching a would-be blockbuster go down in flames. Not every big-budget Hollywood spectacular makes bank at the box office — and sometimes, even the finest minds at the studios and their marketing think tanks can end up being completely wrong about what will or won't perform. These films have been among the biggest disappointments.