10 Surprising Box Office Failures
2. R.I.P.D. – over $50m
Production budget – $130m. Wordwide gross – $78m. Estimated Losses (includes some marketing costs) – over $50m.
Why it bombed: It all starts with the off-putting title and the over-inflated budget. Furthermore, critics universally panned the film’s uneven tone and performances (even stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges), while pointing out the story’s naked similarities to past successes such as “Ghostbuster” and “Men in Black.”