10 of the biggest box-office flops of 2019 so far, including a pair from Matthew McConaughey
- The 2019 box office has seen a rebound thanks to Marvel blockbusters, but there have been plenty of flops.
- Actor Matthew McConaughey and STX Entertainment have been the biggest box-office losers this year, each with more than one notable flop already.
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The first major bomb of the year, director Joe Cornish's "The Kid Who Would Be King," opened just $7 million in January and ultimately made $32 million worldwide. It was made for $60 million.
McConaughey's January release, "Serenity," co-starring Anne Hathaway, grossed a rough $8.5 million and had a production budget of $25 million. Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," starring McConaughey, opened with $1.8 million in March, which was the worst opening for a wide release on over 1,000 screens at the time, and one of the worst openings of the actor's career.STX released two bombs in two weekends: the animated "UglyDolls" and "Poms," which had the worst opening for a movie in over 2,700 theaters over the weekend."Hellboy" failed to spark excitement last month due to a poor release date, awful reviews, and other major factors. It's made just $21 million and was made for $50 million. Advertisement
The box office will need help from Disney blockbusters such as June's "The Lion King" and December's "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" if it wants to compete with last year's record-breaking gross.
Below are 10 box-office flops this year, in order of release date: