Top Ten 2016 Movies that Should Have Done Better at the Box Office

This list compiles the movies of 2016 that should have made a lot more money at the box office, but didn't.

The Top Ten

1 Kubo and the Two Strings Kubo and the Two Strings

A front-runner for the Best Animated Feature Oscar, easily. This one came out around the same time as 'Pete's Dragon' and both failed to make any decent money. What a shame. - BKAllmighty

2 Star Trek Beyond Star Trek Beyond

With a franchise as big as 'Star Trek', you'd expect a much better turnout. Especially when they're being made so well. The series' poor box office returns are completely undeserving. - BKAllmighty

3 Pete's Dragon Pete's Dragon

Disney's live-action remakes of late have been spectacular. What I don't understand is how 'The Jungle Book' made almost a million dollars but 'Pete's Dragon' was almost considered a box office bomb. That is incredibly sad. If you haven't seen this movie, I urge you to. It's actually superior to the original. - BKAllmighty

4 The BFG The BFG

Disney has had a record year at the box office, but this film didn't boost their successes one bit. And it was a Spielberg film! Pity that his first collaboration with Disney ended up a flop. - BKAllmighty

5 The Nice Guys The Nice Guys

People are always asking for more original content at the movies. They're asking for fewer sequels and franchises and more smartly-crafted, A-grade material. And then, when a movie that actually meets these expectations comes around, NO ONE GOES TO SEE IT. So, there's nobody to blame for these endless franchises except you, Mr. and Mrs. No-Show, because the good movies don't make the money that studios need to warrant their existence. - BKAllmighty

6 Ghostbusters Ghostbusters

This film's box office returns were to be expected, I think, considering all the controversy that surrounded the project from day one. It's a shame, too, since the movie's pretty solid. - BKAllmighty

7 X-Men: Apocalypse X-Men: Apocalypse
8 Hacksaw Ridge Hacksaw Ridge

This one is still in theatres (as of this list's publishing) and is clearly not making the money it deserves. I'd compare this film to 'Saving Private Ryan'. It took Mel Gibson a decade to direct a movie after 2006's 'Apocalypto', and I'd say it was worth the wait. But, because it's Gibson's film, I'm not expecting the Academy to give it much thought. - BKAllmighty

9 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

This one was a heck of a good time at the movies, if you ask me. I am a child-at-heart, and I'm going to see a TMNT movie, regardless of what the critics say. And this movie was so much better than the first one (the 2014 film, I mean). Now, I am worried that we're not going to see this duo-logy turn into a trilogy, because nobody went to see this one. - BKAllmighty

10 Sully Sully

The Contenders

11 Kung Fu Panda 3 Kung Fu Panda 3
12 The Angry Birds Movie The Angry Birds Movie
13 Suicide Squad Suicide Squad
14 Keanu Keanu
15 The Legend of Tarzan The Legend of Tarzan
16 10 Cloverfield Lane 10 Cloverfield Lane
17 Arrival Arrival
18 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Some love it, others hate it. Either way, a movie featuring the first on-screen pairing of Batman and Superman (as well as the first-ever on-screen appearance of Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg) should have made a billion dollars. That's just facts. 'Suicide Squad' received worse reviews and still made more money, comparatively. - BKAllmighty

19 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

A small blip on the 2016 movie radar, but a golden one at that. Honestly, nobody seemed to know that this film existed, because had they known about it, they would have gone to seen it. It's funny, and clever, and very much worth your time if you love 'The Lonely Island'. - BKAllmighty

20 Jason Bourne Jason Bourne
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1. Keanu
2. The Legend of Tarzan
3. Suicide Squad
1. Kubo and the Two Strings
2. Kung Fu Panda 3
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