10 Big-Budget Movies That Were Doomed From The Start

Destined for failure.

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Success can be an incredibly tricky and financially risky thing to come by in Hollywood, especially for a blockbuster movie that isn't already part of a popular and established franchise.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Fast and Furious, Pixar and Disney's live-action updates of their animated classics are among the only brands in the industry that are guaranteed box office success. Even the previously-reliable likes of the DCEU and Transformers have stumbled recently.

Yet, some movies are seemingly destined to fail a long time before they get anywhere near your local multiplex. In many cases, its blatantly obvious and almost incredible that those in a position of power can't see it for themselves.

With such a high volume of studio blockbusters getting released on an annual basis, not all of them are going to be good. However, there are a worryingly high number of expensive projects that everybody knows are going to be a disaster both critically and commercially, but that doesn't stop the studios pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into them regardless.


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