THE BOX OFFICE — It’s now May, which means the summer movie season has officially kicked off.
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While some movies have been making money hand over fist in 2014, there have also been a few bombs.
Since we have a twisted sense of humor, we thought we’d take a look at the five biggest flops of 2014, so far.
This is how we’re going to break it down, we’re going to look at the list from a domestic box office standpoint and again at a worldwide view and then debut the biggest flop overall.
“Pompeii” was released on Feb. 21 and only made $23 million domestically against a $100 million budget. The film did a bit better overseas with a worldwide gross of almost $95 million.
Even with the boost of the foreign market, “Pompeii” still managed to lose 5 percent of its budget in the theater.
“Pompeii” only has a 64 percent worth-your-time rating on OK.com with an age appropriateness rating of 14+.
If you never saw “The Legend of Hercules,” don’t worry, no one else did either.
The film only made $18.8 million at the domestic box office on a $70 million budget. The foreign market threw in another $38 million to bring the film’s overall gross to a little under $57 million.
While “The Legend of Hercules” made a solid effort to break even, it still lost 19 percent of its budget at the end of the day.
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