It’s been a long and stressful year for Hollywood blockbusters, and some would argue that the rise of Netflix and HBO, combined with sequel/prequel over-saturation, have caused some of the biggest movie flops of this year. There have been quite a few of them, but for now let’s focus on these 6 big-budget flops of 2017!
Transformers: The Last Knight
The Transformers franchise has been milked for years now, and thank goodness Michael Bay said this was the last one. And it definitely wasn’t the best one! The movie had a budget of $217 million, but only grossed slightly over $125 million at the domestic box office. Turns out, people don’t appreciate it when all they’re getting are explosions and subpar writing. I’m guessing going against Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Wonder Woman, didn’t help either.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
I really hoped Luc Besson would make another “Fifth Element”, but all we got was an amazingly gorgeous-looking world and… that’s it. You know your movie failed when people like side characters more than the titular hero. Also, as a rule of thumb, don’t drag the eyebrow model Cara Delevingne into your movies. She’s not an actress, she’s a set decoration at best. The movie grossed domestically only $40 million on a reported $180+ million budget. However, if we do get a great sequel one day, I’d forgive Luc Besson this little misfire.