The 10 biggest box-office bombs of 2017

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“Flatliners” … no really, that’s what the movie is called.
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Sony

It’s time to look back on 2017 and see what happened at the multiplex. And for some titles it wasn’t pretty.

Though 2017 found some success stories – like the early-year releases “Get Out” and “Split” from Blumhouse, the fall favorite “It,” and presumably “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” when it comes out in mid-December – numerous titles were dead on arrival.

For every “Beauty and the Beast” and “Wonder Woman” in 2017, there was a dud like “CHiPs” and “mother!” that quickly followed.

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

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. “The House” — $25.5 million

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Blowing dice didn’t bring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler luck at the box office.
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YouTube/Warner Bros.

Reported budget: $40 million

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


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

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They should have stopped at two sequels.
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20th Century Fox

Reported budget: $22 million


8. “CHiPs” — $18.6 million

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The latest ’70s sitcom that should never have been remade into a movie.
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Warner Bros.

Reported budget: $25 million


7. “Only the Brave” — $17.89 million

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This wasn’t the only Miles Teller bomb of the year.
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Columbia Pictures

Reported budget: $38 million


6. “mother!” — $17.80 million

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Jennifer Lawrence spent most of the year searching how to escape from reading negative reviews.
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Paramount

Reported budget: $30 million


5. “Flatliners” — $16.8 million

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Rent the original instead.
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Sony

Reported budget: $19 million


4. “Unforgettable” — $11.3 million

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Seriously, though, it’s on cable now. Don’t miss it!
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Warner Bros.

Reported budget: $12 million


3. “Thank You for Your Service” — $9.4 million

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Here’s the other Miles Teller bust. (Honestly, the movie is very good.)
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DreamWorks

Reported budget: $20 million


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

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Whoever allowed the almost 2-1/2-hour running time should be sent to the “wellness center.”
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YouTube

Reported budget: $40 million


1. “Suburbicon” — $5.7 million

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This is what happens when you try to make a Coen brothers movie but are not one of the Coen brothers.
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Paramount Pictures

Reported budget: $25 million