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The Biggest Box-Office Bombs Of 2012

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While "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises" both saw more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide this year, there were many films which came up short at theaters.

From Kate Beckinsale and Jennifer Aniston to Judd Apatow to Disney's Andrew Stanton, big name actors and producers were not spared from big losses at theaters this year.

We've taken a look at 25 of this year's biggest box-office busts, surprises, and upsets which failed to hit the mark with audiences.

We came up with our rankings based on comparisons of the film's budgets with domestic and worldwide intake and opening weekend expectations versus actual intake.

One thing's for sure, life after "Friday Night Lights" has not been kind to Taylor Kitsch.

25. "Mirror Mirror"

Opening Weekend:
$18.1 million 
Estimated Budget:
$85 million 
Worldwide Gross: 
$166.2 million
Distributor: Relativity

There was only room for one "Snow White" film this summer. Julia Roberts' lighthearted take on the fairytale tanked at the box office when it earned $18 million of its estimated $85 million budget opening weekend. The Relativity movie was expected to debut between $22 and $24 million opening weekend.

Though the film ended up earning $166.2 million worldwide, domestically "Mirror Mirror" brought in $64.9 million.



24. "One for the Money"

Opening Weekend:
$11.5 million
Estimated Budget:
$40 million

Worldwide Gross: 
$36.9 million
Distributor: Lionsgate

The opening weekend of Katherine Heigl's latest film was one of the star's least-grossing movies since she appeared in 2005's "The Ringer." Since her role in "Knocked Up," the former "Grey's Anatomy" star has had a significant decline in theater intake leaving many to wonder where Heigl's career will go from here.



23. "Fun Size"

Opening Weekend:
$4.1 million
Estimated Budget
$14 million
Worldwide Gross
$9.4 million
Distributor: Paramount / Nickelodeon

If Nickelodeon needed a wake-up call to show it has little idea of its current demographic, look no further than "Fun Size," an attempt at a younger version of "Super Bad" for pre-teens.

This movie may have worked in 2010, when the network's ratings were up due to hits including "iCarly" and "Victorious"– the latter featuring one of the stars of "Fun Size." However, with re-runs often playing, the novelty has worn off, and with it, the ratings of the network have also slid.



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