• 47 RONIN

    Genre(s): Action Directed By: Carl Rinsch Written By: Chris Morgan, Hossein Amini Release Date: December 25, 2013 Domestic Distributor: Universal Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki Box Office Info: Budget: $175 million Financed by: Universal; Elliot Inc. Domestic Box Office: $38,362,475 Overseas Box Office: $113,354,340  47 Ronin was a troubled production that was originally scheduled for release […] More

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  • KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

    Genre(s): Action | Fantasy Directed By: Guy Ritchie Written By: Joby Harold & Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram Release Date: May 12, 2017 Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law Box Office Info: Budget: $175 million Financed by: Warner Bros; Village Roadshow; RatPac-Dune Domestic Gross: $39,175,066 Overseas Gross: $109,500,000 Director Guy Ritchie began working on […] More

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  • MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

    Genre(s): Drama Directed By: Justin Chadwick Written By: William Nicholson Release Date: November 29, 2013 Domestic Distributor: The Weinstein Company Cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge Box Office Info: Budget: $35 million Financed by: Distant Horizon; Pathé; Department of Trade & Industry;Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa; National Empowerment Fund Domestic Box Office: $8,323,085 Overseas Box Office: […] More

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  • 20 Biggest Movie Bombs of the Decade (2005-2015)

    In alphabetical order… Universal and Elliot Inc.’s $175 million budgeted samurai film took a $175 million write down, losing all but the marketing spend for one of the biggest flops not only of 2013, but of all time.  47 Ronin was a troubled production that was originally scheduled for release on November 21, 2012 but […] More

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  • GRUDGE MATCH

    Genre(s): Comedy | Sports Directed By: Peter Segal Written By: Tim Kelleher, Rodney Rothman Release Date: December 25, 2013 Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart Box Office Info: Budget: $28.1 million Financed by: Warner Bros; RatPac Domestic Box Office: $29,807,260 Overseas Box Office: $15,100,000  This was the second WB Stallone dud in […] More

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  • THE REPLACEMENTS

    Genre(s): Comedy | Sports Directed By: Howard Deutch Written By: Vince McKewin Release Date: August 11, 2000 Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros Cast: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Orlando Jones, Jon Favreau Box Office Info: Budget: $50 million Financed by: Bel-Air Entertainment Domestic Box Office: $44,737,059 Overseas Box Office: $5,317,452   Bel-Air was formed in March 1998 as a 5-year […] More

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  • GEOSTORM

    Genre(s): Action | Sci-Fi Directed By: Dean Devlin Written By: Dean Devlin & Paul Guyot Release Date: October 20, 2017 Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros Cast: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish Box Office Info: Budget: $120 million (estimated) Financed by: Skydance Productions; Warner Bros; RatPac-Dune Domestic Gross: $33,700,160 Overseas Gross: $187,900,000 In January 2013, disaster porn super-producer Dean […] More

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  • REINDEER GAMES

    Genre(s): Action | Thriller Directed By: John Frankenheimer Written By: Ehren Kruger Release Date: February 25, 2000 Domestic Distributor: Miramax (Dimension) Cast: Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Gary Sinise Box Office Info: Budget: $42 million Financed by: Miramax (Dimension) Domestic Box Office: $23,368,995 Overseas Box Office: $8,799,975 “Reindeer Games.  That was a bad, bad, bad movie.  But even though […] More

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  • Blu-Ray Releases for March 8, 2016

    Blu-Ray Releases for March 8, 2016 (1986) Universal backed the expensive $37 million budget and gave Howard The Duck a strong marketing campaign costing an additional $8 million.  The marketing material was well received, which showed only partial glimpses of Howard, but Universal certainly hurt the pic by canceling national sneak previews of the film […] More

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  • VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

    Genre(s): Drama | Horror Directed By: Paul McGuigan Written By: Max Landis Release Date: November 25, 2015 Domestic Distributor: FOX Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Andrew Scott Box Office Info: Budget: $40 million Financed by: FOX; TSG Domestic Box Office: $5,775,076 Overseas Box Office: $28,452,222 There were multiple Frankenstein projects in varying degrees of development at studios and […] More

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  • MIAMI VICE

    Genre(s): Action | Crime Directed By: Michael Mann Written By: Michael Mann Release Date: July 28, 2006 Domestic Distributor: Universal Cast: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong, Naomie Harris Box Office Info: Budget: $135 million (estimated) Financed by: Universal Domestic Gross: $63,450,470 Overseas Gross: $100,344,039 In 2004 General Electric concluded their acquisition of Universal and then the conglomerate […] More

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