The 11 biggest box-office bombs of 2015 so far

Mortdecai johnny deppLionsgateNot even Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow could save ‘Mortdecai.’

Thanks to the huge box-office grosses that movies are having so far this year — including record-breaking takes from “Furious 7” and “Jurassic World” — we may be headed for one of the highest-earning movie years of all time.

But as we hit the halfway point of 2015, we have to address the titles that did not do well.

From “Mortdecai” to “Aloha,” here are 11 of the biggest bombs so far this year.

11. 'Tomorrowland' (Disney)

Estimated Budget: $US190 million
Worldwide Gross: $US202.9 million
Opening Weekend: $US33 million

Though this adaptation of the futuristic section of the Disney amusement park did hit No. 1 at the box office its opening weekend, the film's make-the-world-a-better-place vibe and long-winded storyline didn't motivate audiences. Especially in the US. Though the George Clooney-starrer made $US111.9 worldwide, it took in just $US91 million domestically.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

10. 'Chappie' (Sony)

Chappie and his maker, Deon, face off with each other in the film.

Estimated Budget: $US49 million
Worldwide Gross: $US102 million
Opening Weekend: $US13.3 million

Many were excited for the latest movie from director Neil Blomkamp, as he was returning to his South African roots, where he found major success with his debut feature film, 'District 9.' But those hopes were dashed when the reviews came out, ripping into the movie which follows a robot that has signs of artificial intelligence (the film has a 31% rating on Rotten Tomatoes).

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

9. 'Jupiter Ascending' (Warner Bros.)

Estimated Budget: $US176 million
Worldwide Gross: $US181.8 million
Opening Weekend: $US18.3 million

With production delays pushing the movie from a summer 2014 release date to opening in January, 'Jupiter Ascending' was behind the eight ball very early on. And things didn't get any better for the latest sci-fi thriller from the makers of 'The Matrix,' Andy and Lana Wachowskis, when the film had a surprise screening at the Sundance Film Festival with very few positives coming out of it. General US audiences would end up feeling the same way. However, the film found more takers overseas.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

8. 'Seventh Son' (Universal)

Estimated Budget: $US95 million
Worldwide Gross: $US110.6 million
Opening Weekend: $US7.2 million

Another fantasy epic that found little attention in the US but more favourable audiences abroad was this Julianne Moore-Jeff Bridges starrer. The film made only $US17.2 million domestically but earned $US93.4 million in foreign territories.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

7. 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' (Paramount)

Estimated Budget: $US14 million
Worldwide Gross: $US12.3 million
Opening Weekend: $US5.9 million

Some sequels should never be made, and that's certainly the case with 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2.' With a paltry $US5.9 million its opening weekend, the raunchy comedy of time-travelling friends couldn't repeat the 1980s-infused magic the first one had.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

6. 'Aloha' (Sony)

Estimated Budget: $US63 million

Worldwide Gross: $US23.4 million
Opening Weekend: $US9.6 million

The latest movie from Cameron Crowe ('Jerry Maguire') is filled with beautiful locations in Hawaii and has star power that includes the likes of Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, and Emma Stone. But none of that helped this drama. In fact, it's issues around the movie that have caught more news, like Crows having to address why Stone's character is of Asian descent and movie times of the film not showing up when you search for it on Google.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

5. 'Unfinished Business' (Fox)

Estimated Budget: $US35 million
Worldwide Gross: $US13.6 million
Opening Weekend: $US4.7 million

Vince Vaughn heading over to TV to star in HBO's 'True Detective' couldn't have come at a better time. His clout as a box-office draw has been crumbling over the years, and the poor opening of 'Unfinished Business' earlier this year certainly confirmed that.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

4. 'Mortdecai' (Lionsgate)

Estimated Budget: $US60 million
Worldwide Gross: $US30.4 million
Opening Weekend: $US4.2 million

We've been scratching out heads about the roles Johnny Depp has chosen pretty much all of his career. But somehow he always seems to wow us. But recently, the Depp magic has faded as 'Mortdecai' makes the fifth time in a row the star has bombed at the box office.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

3. 'Strange Magic' (Disney)

Estimated Budget: N/A
Worldwide Gross: $US12.4 million
Opening Weekend: $US5.5 million

This animated fairy tale from a story created by George Lucas isn't like the usual titles Disney puts out. In fact, the Mouse House kept its name out of the release by pushing it over to its Touchstone Pictures label. Lucas' first foray into animated works was not a positive one as the film came in a disappointing seventh its opening weekend.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

2. 'The Gunman' (Open Road Films)

Estimated Budget: $US40 million
Worldwide Gross: $US10.6 million
Opening Weekend: $US5 million

Open Road Films found itself in a tough spot when it had to delay the release of 'The Gunman' following the 2012 theatre shooting in Colorado. However, with the popularity of 'American Sniper' last year they decided to release their sniper movie starring Sean Penn soon after. The result came nowhere near the success of Clint Eastwood's look at the career of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

1. 'Blackhat' (Universal)

Estimated Budget: $US70 million
Worldwide Gross: $US17.7 million
Opening Weekend: $US3.9 million

Speaking of 'American Sniper,' Michael Mann's cyberterrorism thriller 'Blackhat' starring Chris Hemsworth, went up against Clint's film in its first week of wide release and was pummelled. As Eastwood's became the highest opening weekend film ever in the month of January with close to $US90 million, Mann's 'Blackhat' couldn't even get to a $US4 million earning.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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