Biggest box office flops of 2011 so far
Itâ€™s been a rough year so far for Hollywood, which turned out a string of disappointments at the box office. Some hurt more than others, depending upon their production budgets and marketing costs. The following list doesnâ€™t account for how much was spent on marketing, a figure usually kept secret, but weâ€™re talking many, many millions.
1. â€˜Mars Needs Momsâ€™
Director Robert Zemeckisâ€™ motion-capture animated film was one of the most expensive bombs in Hollywood history, costing at least $150 million to produce and grossing $21.4 million at the domestic box office. Overseas, it didnâ€™t do much better, grossing $17.6 million for a total $39 million.
2. â€˜Your Highnessâ€™
The raunchy comedy, set in medieval times, didnâ€™t go over well with audiences, even if it starred newly anointed Oscar winner Natalie Portman (along with James Franco and Danny McBride). Costing $50 million to produce, the film earned $21.6 million domestically and a paltry $3 million overseas.