Top 10 Animated Movies that Bombed at the Box OfficeNot all animated movies can be a huge success financially, so these box office bombs are not really helpful when it comes to just that. Hi, I'm Pnut, and today I'll be telling you about the top 10 animated movies that bombed at the box office. This list will cover films that are good, bad, or somewhere in between. These films are also not ranked and are here solely for the purpose of being a box office bomb.
Oof, Delgo. I've got a story for you all. The film had a very tough road of development as it took a whopping 10 years to make, with 2 voice actors even dying before the film's release. This was a new studio, and it really had a hard time trying to secure some funding. In 2008, the film was released and it was met with very negative reception. According to Wikipedia, it cost around $40 million to make but didn't even make back a million dollars. I guess this will forever be known as the "Duke Nukem Forever" of animated movies. I think.
In 2000, a sci-fi animated classic was unleashed onto the big screen known as The Iron Giant. Despite its cult following and hugely popular reception, the film was actually a little bit of a box office bomb. This was because Warner Brothers animation was on the verge of shutting down. With its limited advertising, the film only made back around $30 million and was around $20 million short of its budget. But hey, at least it gained quite a lot of positive reception.
Alright, let's see. A motion capture film that was made by Disney and also made a deal with another studio to produce these types of films and would go on to make A Christmas Carol. Sounds good, but too bad the film looks as ugly as sin. And there are other problems too. This film had a budget of a very high $150 million, and it only made back around $40 million. Bravo, Disney, bravo! You deserve a pat on the back for making this stinker!
Cats Don't Dance was a 1997 animated musical film released by Warner Brothers, which was originally created by Turner Feature Animation but was bought out by WB. This film had a weird history behind it, even to the point where Michael Jackson was working on it. Due to Warner Brothers not wanting to lose attention for its other films to this, they didn't really advertise the film, and it lost over $30 million at the box office. It's a shame, really, because it actually looked really good.
Eight Crazy Nights is not a very popular film on this website... ok, a lot of people hate this film a lot. Even though I thought the film was meh and had potential, it was actually a box office bomb, believe it or not. While I wouldn't really call this a box office bomb, it did still lose some money, losing around $10-15 million with a $34 million budget. And this was animated by the same people who made The Iron Giant, which was also a box office bomb too.
This was very sad to see. Directed by the man himself, George Lucas, who was the creator of Star Wars. And since Lucasfilm's first movie was bought by Disney, let's just say it didn't really make a good first impression. Heck, George Lucas was developing the project 15 YEARS before they began production. And to see that they lost somewhere over $50 million was so sad. Even stranger, the trailer came out 2 MONTHS before its release.
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil was a sequel to the (sort of) successful film Hoodwinked! With a budget of around $30 million, it only made back around $16 million of its budget. The film received unfavorable reviews, and people on here did not like it at all. Despite adding in 3D, I guess the Weinstein Company couldn't find a way out of this one at all.
Aw yes, I first heard of this film on the worst animated movies of all time list on this site. The more you know, I guess. A Troll in Central Park was actually worked on by Don Bluth. And I'll admit, the animation is very good. But everything else is not. It's bad. This is also widely considered to be Don Bluth's worst film. I actually couldn't find out what the budget was, but it did lose a lot. Legend says that the main reason the film bombed was due to no promotion and having a limited release.
In 2000, an animated film titled Titan A.E. was released into theaters and made a loss at the box office. The film actually had a lot of potential and had some big names working on it, but the most notable thing about the production possibly was that the director was none other than Don Bluth. What a surprise! But when it was released, it only received mixed reviews and didn't really do well financially. With a cost of $75-80 million, it only made back around $37 million.
So... this is Legends of Oz! D-Dorothy's Return. How entertaining is that, aye fellas? Sigh, forget it. In 2006, a family started to raise money so they could make this, and they got a $70 million budget. The years went on, and finally, in May 2014, the film was released and was a complete bomb. The film only made back a total of around $20 million.