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Highly Anticipated Sci-Fi Movies That Bombed At The Box Office
Terminator: Dark Fate
Although “Dark Fate” received decent reviews and marked the return of James Cameron as producer and Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, it failed to reignite the series. As some outlets reported, the film's opening weekend box office only totaled $29 million, well below expectations, and a loss of $122.6 million was estimated for the studio.
Neither the return of director Luc Besson to the sci-fi genre nor the power of Rihanna could make “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” a hit. Marred by middling reviews — many of which pointed to model-turned-actor Cara Delevingne’s weak performance — the film debuted with a mere $23 million worldwide against a $209 million budget.
Disney had great luck turning their theme park attractions into films — “Pirates of the Caribbean” is one of the highest-grossing movie franchises of all time. However, despite the hype, mainstream audiences simply didn't show up for "Tomorrowland" in theaters, and the studio lost somewhere north of $150 million.
A Wrinkle in Time
The Ava DuVernay adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved children's book, “A Wrinkle in Time,” with a diverse cast that included Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey, failed to draw a crowd despite skyrocketing expectations. The film was dubbed one of the “biggest box office bombs of 2018,” resulting in a loss of $130 million for Disney.
Mortal Engines
“Mortal Engines” had Peter Jackson’s involvement and a prime December release date, but even though the book series may have had its fans, it lacked the cultural cachet of “The Lord of the Rings.” The film took in a mere $7.5 million in its opening weekend, despite bumping up its advertising spend for a total budget of more than $120 million.