Bladerunner 2049 biggest movie flop in 50 years: Study

The study was based on reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, Letterboxd and IMDB

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Online casino decided to find out which movies in recent years have performed the worst but are rated the best.

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Fifty films were given an overall performance score which combined three metrics — the rating of the movie on Rotten Tomatoes, Letterboxd and IMDB — to determine which of the top underperforming films were rated the best.

According to, Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 is the best-rated movie of the last 50 years that had the biggest loss at the box office, adjusted for inflation.

The 2017 fantasy adventure thriller starring Canadian Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford scored a total of 83 out of a possible 100 in the index but still managed to lose an estimated $99 million dollars at the box office.

Director Terry Gilliam’s 1988 movie The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and 2022’s animated movie Turning Red, tied for second place with a score of 78 out of 100.

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Munchausen and Turning Red were estimated to have lost $99 million and $174 million, respectively.

Ranked at No. 4 with an overall score of 77 out of 100 is 2020’s animated Onward with $153 million in estimated loses.

Coming in fifth place is 2016’s Deepwater Horizon, about the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and starring Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell, which scored 74 out of 100 but is estimated to have lost between $76-$143 million at the box office.

Christopher Nolan’s 2020 brain-puzzler Tenet placed sixth with a 70 out of 100 score but between $59-$118 million in estimated losses.

Director Michael Cimino’s 1980’s box office bomb Heaven’s Gate, starring Kris Kristofferson, scored 66 out of 100 but lost $150 million to come in at seventh place.

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The Brad Pitt-starring 2018 Second World War romance Allied had a 65 out of 100 score but came in at No. 8 with a loss between $95-$114 million.

The Finest Hours, from 2016 and starring Chris Pine in the Coast Guard tanker rescue film, and Steven Spielberg 2016’s animated film The BFG both ranked at No. 9 with 64 out of 100 scores.

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Hours and The BFG were estimated to have lost $95 million and between $90-$127 million, respectively.

The study also found the most common month for movies to fail at the box office is July with seven out of the 50 flops premiering in the summer month.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures failed the most often as almost 25% of the box office bombs were produced by the studio while Universal Studios come in a close second producing 18% of the flops.



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