10 Upcoming 2015 Movies That Won't Make Their Money Back

Sorry Max.

Above all, movies are an investment. Nobody funds a movie out of the sheer kindness of their hearts without expecting something in return, regardless of artistic integrity. You don't give away millions of dollars to a product you don't believe will succeed, after all. Yes, the true, inarguable intention of any motion picture is to make money - a notion that peeves those who like to think of cinema as "pure artistry." Unfortunately, cinema is still a business. Point is, a movie exists as a means of profit; the people who make movies do so with dollar signs in their eyes. To think otherwise is somewhat obtuse, because a flop usually designates game over for all those involved. Studios and producers need their cinematic ventures to pull in the punters; it's a terrifying game of "will they, won't they?" each and every time a movie find its way into theatres, as audiences decide whether or not to bite. And the more money you put into a project, of course, the more money you stand to lose if it all goes horribly wrong. Flops are frequent within the Hollywood scene as a result - each and every year dozens of flicks fail to make back what the studio puts in, and the same will be said of a dozen movies in 2015, too. But which ones? Well, here are some predications for 10 upcoming movies from 2015 that probably won't make their money back. Which is to say, when all's said and done, the studios responsible for these features will be left out of pocket...

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.