As the leading Hollywood studio, Disney is not without failures along the way. Here are the 10 projects that made “The Mouse House” the most profitable ever.
10. Ghosts of Christmas Eve
Is one of the most overrated Christmas projects but A Christmas Carol caused Disney to lose $100 million in revenue. One of the reasons given was that the film was too “dark” for a year-end gathering.
9. Strange World
The newest member to join Disney’s “failure” club is Strange World. Not being promoted carefully, the film is still less attractive in terms of cast, plot and setting. In addition, this $ 147 million loss also came from Disney’s failure to release movies in many different large and small markets.
The film about the Eastern Disney princess met with many controversies from the casting stage, to changing many details in the film. Liu Yifei’s weak acting is one of the factors that made the film lose $ 150 million.
7. Green Forest Exploration
Inspired by works at Disneyland, Green Forest Exploration There are many success factors, one of which is the presence of action actor Dwayne Johnson. However, when it hit theaters, the film did not attract audiences and caused Disney to lose $ 151 million in revenue.
6. Red Bear Transformation
Disney’s adorable animated project about a red bear transforming and brilliant Asian elements has become a “bomb”. The film lost $167 million despite critical acclaim, largely due to Disney’s decision to release the film at both the box office and online platforms.
5. Mysterious World – Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland is Disney’s expectation to create a brand Pirates of the Caribbean 2nd, but could not succeed. The project was again developed from the works at the Disneyland game area, plus the support of actor George Clooney. However, the film lost 170 million USD because of poor communication.
4. Mars Needs Mother
Not just the worst animation project Mars Needs Mother also the most underrated in the whole “treasure” of Disney. Changing the director and scriptwriter did not make the film better, on the contrary, it was commented that the graphics were outdated. As a result, the film caused Disney to lose $200 million in revenue.
3. The 13th Warrior
Disney has invested many times, supported by small studios to produce projects (most of which are movies that deviate from the company’s development) and achieved great success. But when it comes to 13th Warrior, this miracle did not happen. Despite being praised for the setting, director and acting, the boring plot made the film lose $210 million.
2. The Lonely Knight
With the participation of A-list actor Johnny Depp, The Lone Ranger (The Lone Ranger) unexpectedly failed to succeed in the surprise of the audience. Besides the boring content, the high production and communication costs caused the project to suffer a loss. According to statistics, the film lost 220-230 million USD, despite being nominated for an Oscar in 2 categories of Makeup and Effects.
1. John Carter
Year 2012, John Carter – Martian Hero is expected by Disney to unleash an explosive ancient action and adventure series like Egyptian Mummy. But when it hit theaters, John Carter failed to meet expectations and lost $240 million. This is also the most loss-making movie Disney has ever produced, and has caused the career of handsome male lead Taylor Kitsch to decline and be forgotten.