Movies can be hugely expensive to make, and sometimes the huge price tag pays off. But all too often, they fail to live up to their insanely high expenses. These films — including everything from bad rom-coms to overhyped action flicks — may have cost a lot of money, but that doesn’t mean they were any good to watch.
Check out 10 of the worst big budget movies of all time.
1. Jupiter Ascending
The 2015 space opera from the Wachowski siblings failed to live up to both the hype and its overblown budget. The movie, starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, and Eddie Redmayne, reportedly cost $176 million, but its notable visual effects couldn’t save the muddled narrative. At a non-press “secret screening” of the sci-fi spectacle at Sundance early this year, it was reported that patrons walked out during the movie, calling it “ridiculous.” Critics agreed with that evaluation upon the film’s debut, later labeling the movie incoherent and inane.
The film, which barely made back its budget with a $181.9 worldwide gross, currently holds a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.