The Biggest Movie Hits and Flops Of The Year So Far

Categories: Film

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Yes, I'm aware that the boxofficemojo.com figures I'm about to give you don't factor marketing expenses into the budget.

But they also don't toss in the often huge international grosses.

So do some adding and subtracting of your own and take these domestic results with a grain of hot buttered popcorn.


BIG HITS


Magic Mike cost a very stripped-down seven million and so far it's grabbed a very sexy $112,720,182.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel cost basically just tip money--$10 million--whereas it's checked out with $45,592,328 (and it's huge around the world too).

The Dark Knight Rises cost $250 million and has so far risen to a heroic $409,787,260 (not bad, considering) .

The quirkily appealing Moonrise Kingdom cost 16 million and has summoned a kingly $42,966,193.

Hunger Games cost a measly $78 mill and has scared up a whopping $407,688,212. No one who worked on it will stay hungry.


THE NON HITS


Total Recall cost $125 million, but it hasn't recalled that at all; in fact, it's only made $51,755,272. (But it's still newish. Maybe give it a chance--or some prayers.)

And Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter cost $79 million and only hunted down less than half of that ($37,307,111).

That's it! No more Presidents as vampire hunters!

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mjm2273
mjm2273

Rock of Ages and John Carter, perhaps the biggest bombs of the year. 

nostradavid
nostradavid

Moonrise Kingdom is my favorite so far this summer. I was that age in that year; the setting rings true. I was an orphan like Sam (Jared Gilman) with oversized eyeglasses. His connection with Suzy (Kara Hayward) was a magical fantasy. Having all the big stars in supporting roles really let those kids shine.

williamHK
williamHK

How did "Dark Shadows" fare?  That's the only sort of new film I've seen in years, it was alright.

bethesda
bethesda topcommenter

Also, The Watch was a disaster.

billyjoe
billyjoe

The critics realize a movie like "Moonrise Kingdom" is ridiculously precious, but they give it good reviews in hopes of staving off all the big budget special effects behemoths that reincarnate themselves bi-annually as sequels.

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

God, I hated Moonrise Kingdom. That and Dark Knight Rises are the ones I've seen of this list.

at.MartinNYID
at.MartinNYID

I'd like to see what would happen if you took 10% of that and gave it to three hungry young artists worth of a challenge, with the same level of promotion as Lincoln. I bet a lot of hacks would eat their socks.

blissbaby
blissbaby

Hopefully the success of "Marigold" will make Hollywood cater more to old people, who are out there and deserve to have their stories told!

bethesda
bethesda topcommenter

There was something called Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter???

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