20 of the biggest box-office flops of the decade, from 'Green Lantern' to 'Dark Phoenix'
- As the decade comes to an end, we looked back at some of the biggest box-office flops of the 2010s.
- They include superhero movies like "Green Lantern" and "Dark Phoenix," disastrous animated movies like "Mars Needs Moms," and atrocious remakes like "Ben-Hur."
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The 2010s have delivered plenty of box-office hits and some terrible misfires.The superhero genre dominated the decade at the box office thanks to the steady success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and surprise sensations like "Venom" and "Joker." But not all of them were success stories. The decade kicked off with one of the biggest bombs of all time with "Green Lantern" and this year saw Fox's final "X-Men" movie, "Dark Phoenix," crash and burn.
There were some themes throughout the biggest flops of the decade. Pretty much all of the movies we highlighted were torn apart by critics. And it's safe to say that audiences aren't interested in modern takes on medieval tales - like "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" and last year's "Robin Hood" - no matter how determined Hollywood is to make them. Actor Chris Hemsworth was a recurring face throughout the list and we didn't even include this year's "Men in Black: International," which tanked at the box office. It's a good thing he has his role as Thor in the MCU to fall back on.Even Disney, the uncontested box-office champion of the latter part of the decade, had some major flops, such as the big-budget "John Carter," the animated "Mars Needs Moms," and "The Lone Ranger."
The latest bomb is STX Entertainment's "Playmobil: The Movie," which made less than $1 million in its domestic opening over the weekend. It's one of the worst openings of all time. STX has had a string of flops this year, including "UglyDolls" and "Poms."Below are 20 of the biggest box-office flops of the 2010s (budget and box-office numbers are based on IMDb Pro data):
"Mars Needs Moms" (2011)
"Green Lantern" (2011)Advertisement
"John Carter" (2012)
"Cloud Atlas" (2012)Advertisement
"The Lone Ranger" (2013)
"I, Frankenstein" (2014)Advertisement
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" (2014)
"Fantastic Four" (2015)
"In the Heart of the Sea" (2015)Advertisement
"The Huntsman: Winter's War" (2016)
"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" (2017)
"The Happytime Murders" (2018)Advertisement
"The Girl in the Spider's Web" (2018)
"Robin Hood" (2018)Advertisement
"Mortal Engines" (2018)
"Dark Phoenix" (2019)
"Playmobil: The Movie"Advertisement
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