Box Office Flops That Destroyed Careers and Cost Hollywood Millions

Alexander (2004)

With the exception of Gladiator and Braveheart, medieval action films rarely perform well at the box office. The three-hour Alexander failed in part due to Colin Farrell’s laughable blonde locks and Angelina Jolie, who is only one year older than Farrell, playing his mother. Estimated losses were $71 million.


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