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The Biggest Box-Office Bombs Of 2013


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Despite big hits from studios, 2013 was really the year of the box-office bomb.

Currently, the Rocky vs. Raging Bull-esque "Grudge Match" and Justin Bieber's "Believe" both opened to weak Christmas debuts.

Keanu Reeves' return in "47 Ronin" is off to an $8 million start, and has a long way to go to reach its estimated $225 million budget for Universal.

We've gone through this year's box office releases to round up the biggest flops. 

From failed young adult novel adaptations to Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger films that belonged in the '80s, here are the year's biggest duds, surprises, and misses.

22. "Kick-Ass 2" (Universal)

Budget: $28 million
Worldwide gross: $59.6 million
Opening weekend: $13.3 million

While the movie ended up making nearly $60 million, it was an upset compared to the box-office intake of 2010's first movie which brought in $96 million. Without Nicolas Cage, the addition of Jim Carrey didn't prove a big enough draw to make this sequel a bigger success than the original.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

21. The Last Exorcism 2" (CBS Films)

Budget: $5 million
Worldwide gross: $15.1 million
Opening weekend: $7.7 million

When one low-budget horror movie does well in theaters, it often warrants a sequel (look at the successful "Paranormal Activity" franchise and this year's "The Purge"). 

"The Last Exorcism" won't be among those. Though the first film from Lionsgate made nearly $70 million on a measly $1.8 million budget, this year's sequel — which cost $5 million — only managed to triple the studio budget.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

20. "The Host" (Open Road Films)

Budget: $40 million
Worldwide gross: $48.2 million
Opening weekend: $10.6 million

Many thought "The Host" was supposed to be the next "Twilight" series cash cow at theaters since the novel also came from author Stephenie Meyer. However, the alien-romance story didn't take off with audiences — "Twilight" made $392.6 million worldwide on a $37 million budget.

The search for the next young-adult adaptation movie franchise continues.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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