10 High Grossing 2015 Films That Actually Made No Profit
Because these days grossing $200 million doesn't even make a hit.
Not too long ago any movie that made $100 million at the U.S. box office was considered a success. But in recent years movie budgets have ballooned, and some movies are still massive failures even if they cross $100 million in the U.S. or make a lot of money at the overseas box office. In fact, a number of 2015 movies have made what seems to be a lot of money at the worldwide box office only to be huge financial failures once one takes a closer look at the numbers. Box office figures as reported by sites like Box Office Mojo (where this data comes from) are gross, not profit. Because precise movie finances are closely-guarded secrets by movie studios, the general rule of thumb is that a film has to gross twice its reported budget in order to just break even. For example, a $50 million film has to gross $100 million to turn the corner - for every dollar it costs, the movie has to make two dollars to stay ahead. The following ten 2015 movies appear to have made decent money at the worldwide box office, but were actually big money losers for their studios.