The 10 Biggest Box Office Bombs Of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, there’s no doubt we can look back and remember some pretty magical movie moments. From Oscar worthy performances, to films that made our sides ache with laughter, there’s been some pretty stellar times at the theater.

However, not every film raked in big bucks at the box office. Even with impressive casting and big budgets, some films flopped hard, leaving movie studios scratching their heads of where they went wrong. Take a spin through the gallery to check out the top 10 box office bombs of the year.

1
Aloha
Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Aloha
Columbia Pictures via Everett Collection
Better known as the movie where Emma Stone was cast to play an Asian woman. Ten years ago, inaccurate racial casting probably wouldn’t have been a big issue, but today a move like that will put you in hot water. Despite a star-studded line-up that also included Bradley Cooper, Bill Murray and Rachel McAdams, this Cameron Crow filmed flopped hard, costing $37 Million to make and only earning $20 Million at the box office.
2
We Are Your Friends
Zac Efron, We Are Your Friends
Warner Bros. via Everett Collection
We Are Your Friends had so much promise to do well. Geared toward a millennial audience with Zac Efron at the helm and the gorgeous Emily Ratajkowski as his love interest, this Max Joseph film clearly had studio execs excited as they decided to put it out on 2,000 screens. Unfortunately for the people involved in this project, it turns out EDM fans don’t want to see Efron try to become a DJ. The movie opened in 13th place raking in only $1.8 million dollars. That’s $900 per movie theater. F-L-O-P.
3
Jem and the Holograms
Jem and the Holograms, Hayley Kiyoko, Aurora Perrineau, Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott
Universal Pictures via Everett Collection
When it was announced there would be a live action movie of the iconic '80s cartoon, Jem and The HologramsI, fans couldn't be more excited, until the trailer came out and things got #dark. Jem went from being a hologram to a YouTube star, and that didn't sit well with those who remember the wonder and magic of Synergy, Jem-star earrings and too cool '80s fashion. It was kind of atrocious, so it's no surprise the movie flopped. Released on over 2,400 screens, this little number averaged just $570 per theatre. Ouch.
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4
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs, Michael Fassbender
Universal Pictures via Everett Collection
Steve Jobs will forever be a technology icon of genius innovation and ideas, however the movie about his digital revolution did little to spark the interest of movie goers. The $30 million dollar budget has barely recouped half of the production costs with a little more than $17 million in ticket sales.  Looks like Apple fans would rather spend time with their products than learning about its creator.
5
Rock the Kasbah
Rock the Kasbah, Bill Murray
Open Road Films via Everett Collection
We all love Bill Murray and the projects he signs on to star in. However, with all actors, a big fat, flop is bound to fall in their laps at one time or another. In the case of Rock The Casbah, Bill plays a washed up rock star attempting to help a talented girl he meets win an American Idol style singing competition. Like the later years of the real life reality show, no one seemed to care and the film bombed big time. After spending $15 million to make the movie, ticket sales didn't even bring back 20% of the investment. #FAIL
6
The Fantastic Four
The Fantastic Four, Kate Mara, Miles Teller
20th Century Fox via Everett Collection
Who knew, not every single Marvel superhero movie based on a comic book is guaranteed box office gold?! Fantastic Four was a big time disappointment. Even with all the hype, the adorable Miles Teller, and hunky Michael B. Jordan to look at, nothing could save this big budget flop. This film, rumored to be full of behind-the-scenes turmoil, lost Fox around $75 Million. Gulp.
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8
Mortdecai
Mortdecai, Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnny Depp
Lionsgate via Everett Collection
Just because Johnny Depp stars in a movie, doesn't mean it's guaranteed box office gold.  Johnny, Gwenyth Paltrow, Olivia Munn, and Ewan McGregor did everything in their power to get the story of an art dealer racing to recover a stolen painting (rumored to have code leading to Nazi gold) up and running. They did all the press. Their faces were plastered everywhere. But turns out, when the critics universally pan your movie, people do listen. This $60 million movie grossed less than $8 million domestically. #FAIL.
9
Child 44
Child 44, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy
Summit Entertainment via Everett Collection
It's a known fact that movies based off best selling novels run the risk of bombing big time. Unfortunately this was the case for thriller, Child 44. Starring Tom Hardy as a soldier living in the Soviet Union during the 1950s trying to track down a serial child murderer, the story's dark nature and lack of movie critic support took the movie into a box office black hole, only pulling in $3.3 million worldwide.
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10
Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland, Britt Robertson
Walt Disney Studios
With a production budget of $190 million, Disney had high hopes their fantasy flick about finding the path to Tomorrowland would reel in movie goers. However, even with Hollywood A-list heavy hitter, George Clooney attached to the project,  it never quite found its footing and only pulled in $93 million domestically. Turns out fans wanted to see more of Tomorrowland and less of the trip to get there.

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