5. ‘Speed Racer’ — Biggest Movie Flops of All Time
A cautionary tale for other summer blockbusters, 2008’s ‘Speed Racer’ failed to ever hit the gas. Which was surprising, considering that the kid-friendly action movie came from The Wachowski Bros., whose ‘Matrix’ franchise was a license to print money.
But their adaptation of a somewhat forgotten cartoon cost $120 million to make and recouped only $44 million domestically. While bad marketing and lukewarm reviews were also to blame for ‘Speed’s’ box office failure, the hyper-stylized movie has found a second life on DVD where it has developed a healthy cult following.