Box Office Flops That Destroyed Careers and Cost Hollywood Millions

There’s really nothing worse than being super excited to see a new film only for it to totally let you down once you do. In the world of Hollywood, this happens all too often. A box-office flop accounts for millions of dollars lost and hundreds of hours of work that no one can get back.

Zoolander 2 (2016)

Even though the original Zoolander developed something of a cult following, the sequel, released 15 years later, was a critical flop, with a rating of only 4.7/10 on IMDb. Zoolander 2’s failure was perhaps due to the length of time between the original film and the sequel.


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The More You Know

  • In Iron Man/Avengers, J.A.R.V.I.S is an acronym for “Just A Rather Very Intelligent System.”
  • The filming of 'The Godfather' was disrupted by an actual Mafia member, Joe Colombo. Producer Al Ruddy met with him and reviewed the script, striking the word "Mafia" completely from the movie. Colombo and his pals also managed to elbow their way into casting and ended up as extras in the film.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid approximately $21,429 for every one of the 700 words he said in, Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
  • Novelist and screenwriter Nick Hornby is brother-in-law to novelist and screenwriter Robert Harris.
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