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The Biggest Box-Office Bombs Of Summer 2013


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Despite a record $4.7 billion dollars earned this summer at the box office, there were still plenty of box-office flops.

From disappointing weekend openings to films that didn't carry well domestically or overseas, there were nearly as many box-office hiccups as there were success stories. 

We've compiled the worst performing movies of summer 2013. 

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We're going back to May, since the summer movie season officially kicked off with "Iron Man 3" May 3. (After the past few summers studios are increasingly releasing all of their big potential blockbusters from May-July leaving August a dry spell.) 

These rankings are based on production budgets, how much studios had riding on the films and how hard they underperformed opening weekend along with overall worldwide grosses taken into account.

A note on a few summer releases not on this list that have been on other worst lists of the summer: 

"After Earth" and "Smurfs 2" do not appear here because after accounting for foreign box office, the films should not be considered bombs. While Will Smith's "After Earth" certainly had a poor box-office opening ($27 million) and was a dud here earning $60 million, the film, a costly $130 million, went on to earn $243 million worldwide.  

According to The Hollywood Reporter, insiders at Sony who distributed the film said they could lose $20 million on the film back in June. 

"Smurfs 2" earned a paltry $67 million domestically, but soared overseas to take in $255.8 million worldwide.  

While "Elysium" didn't break out to become Neil Blomkamp's next "District 9," the more expensive Matt Damon film has grossed $179 million. It cost an estimated $115 million. There were much bigger upsets than this TriStar film.

"jOBS" (Open Road Films)

Release date: August 16
Estimated budget: $12 million
Opening weekend: $6.7 million
Worldwide gross: $15 million

Though Ashton Kutcher looked like a dead ringer for Steve Jobs, Joshua Michael Stern's jOBS opened to brutal reviews. Apple employees also called it nothing more than a work of fiction. Aaron Sorkin will be releasing his own bio-pic of the tech guru.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

"Tyler Perry Presents Peeples" (Lionsgate)

Release date: May 10
Estimated budget: $15 million
Opening weekend: $4.6 million
Worldwide gross: $9.2 million 

Normally, Tyler Perry films do exceedingly well at the box office. However, this film was directed not by Perry himself, but instead first-time director Tina Gordon Chism ("Drumline" writer). The film became Perry's lowest box-office opening to date. Despite starring "Scandal" star Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson ("The Office") wasn't a big enough draw to bring viewers.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

"Getaway" (Warner Bros.)

Release date: August 30
Estimated budget: $18 million
Opening weekend: $4.5 million
Worldwide gross to date: $6.3 million

Again, you probably didn't hear a lot about Selena Gomez and Ethan Hawke's need-for-speed-esque thrill ride until after the film came out. The film was poorly marketed, with poor reception and tracking from social media.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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