‘Max Steel’ Tops Forbes 2016 List of Biggest Movie Flops

Who could have predicted that 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' wouldn't do well at the box office?

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.