Forbes ranked films based on the percentage of their budgets they earned back at the theater as of November 21st (Released before October 31st, 2016).
1. Max Steel (42% Return)
The movie is based on Mattel’s action figure and tells the story of a union between a teenager with special powers and an alien. It cost about $10 million to make, and only grossed $4.4 million at the box office worldwide.
2. Free State of Jones (46% Return)
It’s a drama set during the Civil War, which tells the story of Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his armed rebellion against the Confederacy. It cost about $50 million and only grossed $32.2 million.
3. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (48% Return)
Andy Samberg’s popstar parody starring The Lonely Island. It cost $20 million to make and grossed $9.5 million.
4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (58% Return)
Based on a novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, it combines Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with elements of zombie fiction. It cost $28 million to make and grossed $16.4 million.
5. Ratchet & Clank (59% Return)
An animated movie based on the 2002 PlayStation 2 game. It cost $20 million to make and only grossed $11.8 million.
6. Keeping Up With the Joneses (67% Return) – Starring Zach Galifianakis, John Hamm, Isla Fisher and Gal Gadot. A suburban couple suspect their new neighbors are spies. It cost $40 million to make and grossed 26.9 million.
7. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (71% Return) – Starring Tina Fey. A true story based on the memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by war correspondent, Kim Barker. It cost $35 million and only grossed $24.9 million.
8. The Brothers Grimsby (82% Return) – Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong. A comedy about an MI6 agent and his football hooligan brother. It cost $35 million to make and grossed $28.7 million.
9. Snowden (86% Return) – Starring Joseph Gordon Levitt. Based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. It cost $40 million and only grossed $34.3 million.
10. Masterminds (88% Return) – Starring Zach Galifianakis. A film based on the true story of David Scott Ghantt who thought being an armored car driver would be much more interesting than it turned out to be. It cost $25 million and grossed $22 million.