The 10 biggest box-office bombs of 2017 so far, after a dismal summer

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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in “The House.”
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Warner Bros

The fall movie season has started strong as Warner Bros.’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel “It” has followed its record-breaking $123.4 million opening weekend by becoming the highest-grossing R-rated horror of all time two weeks later.

But there are numerous titles that have not found the same success.

For every 2017 hit like “It,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Wonder Woman,” there are movies that didn’t find audiences like “CHiPs,” “The House,” and “mother!”

Here are the 10 worst box office earners so far this year (compare them to our list from the halfway point of the year).

Note: This selection is limited to only those titles released by the six major studios that have played in more than 2,000 screens for at least two weekends. Grosses below are all US earnings from Box Office Mojo.


10. “Ghost in the Shell” — $40.5 million

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“Ghost in the Shell.”
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Paramount Pictures

Reported budget: $110 million

(Note: Production budgets are estimates and do not include expenses for marketing and release.)


9. “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” — $39.1 million

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Warner Bros.

Reported budget: $175 million


8. “Monster Trucks” — 33.3 million

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Paramount

Reported budget: $125 million


7. “Life” — $30.2 million

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Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.

Reported budget: $58 million


6. “The House” — 25.5 million

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Blowing dice didn’t bring Poehler and Ferrell luck at the box office.
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Reported budget: $40 million


5. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” — $20.7 million

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20th Century Fox

Reported budget: $22 million


4. “CHiPs” — $18.6 million

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Warner Bros.

Reported budget: $25 million


3. “mother!” — $13.4 million*

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Paramount

Reported budget: $30 million

*Movie is still playing in theaters.


2. “Unforgettable” — $11.3 million

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Warner Bros.

Reported budget: $12 million


1. “A Cure for Wellness” — $8.1 million

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YouTube

Reported budget: $40 million