It’s blockbuster summer movie time!

These ten (and one honorable mention) give summer blockbuster flops a run for their monies!

Catwoman
Release date: July 23, 2004
Estimated budget: $100 million
U.S. gross: $40.2 million
Why on Earth didn’t Tim Burton and Michele Pfiefer team up for this movie and do the spin-off from “Batman Returns?” It would have been SO much better. I love Halle Berry, but this was unspeakable. Why do Oscar winners make pictures like these right off their wins?

Battlefield Earth
Release date: May 12, 2000
Estimated budget: $44 million
U.S. gross: $21 million
An alien John Travolta? “No Thanks!” said Quentin Tarantino, who was approached to direct. He really is smart!

Hudson Hawk
Release date: May 24, 1991
Estimated budget: $65 million
U.S. gross: $17.2 million
Brice Willis should just stick to characters like John McClane! And this might have killed Andie McDowell’s career….

Gigli
Release date: August 1, 2003
Estimated budget: $75 million
U.S. gross: $6 million
What went wrong with this? One word: Bennifer.

Speed Racer
Release date: May 9, 2008
Estimated budget: $120 million
U.S. gross: $44 million
Too much CGI isn’t always a good thing….especially when it comes to childhood cartoons. (Hear that Yogi Bear?)

Around the World in 80 Days
Release date: June 16, 2004
Estimated budget: $110 million
U.S. gross: $24 million
Steeve Coogan and Jackie Chan? What happened to Chris Tucker?

Stealth
Release date: July 29, 2005
Estimated budget: $135 million
U.S. gross: $32 million
Ugh. Jessica Biel isn’t a headliner, yet. Maybe Justin Timberlake should throw on a wig and play the part in the this movie. JT plus Jaime Foxx. That would be golden!

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Release date: July 13, 2001
Estimated budget: $137 million
U.S. gross: $32.1 million
Huh?

The 13th Warrior
Release date: August 27, 1999
Estimated budget: $160 million
U.S. gross: $32.7 million
“Jurassic Park” author Michael Crichton’s novel “Eaters of the Dead” would be destined for cinematic greatness (even with Spaniard Antonio Banderas cast as an Arab poet). But this troubled production — which Crichton himself ended up taking over as director after poor test screenings — earned only $61 million globally against its massive $160 million budget. This makes me cringe for Jurrasic Park IV.

Adventures of Pluto Nash
Release date: August 16, 2002
Estimated budget: $100 million
U.S. gross: $4.4 million
Oh, Eddie Murphy. Stick to what you know. Klumps. Donkey. Stop.

HONORABLE MENTION:

From Justin to Kelly
There was a spot for guilty pleasures, right? ;)

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