The Ten Worst Movies Of 2013
December 24th, 2013 12:00pm EST
What makes a bad film? Poor ticket sales, bad acting, lousy scripts, negative reviews, and so on. And if you've never even heard of the movie, than you know it's really bad.
Some of these films actually had decent box office results, but that doesn't mean they were good films. It just means a bunch of people got suckered into watching movies they thought would be entertaining but ended up being lousy.
"Getaway" (above) starred Selena Gomez, one of today's hottest young female singers and actresses. But her star power couldn't save the film.
The movie centered on Brent (Ethan Hawke), who desperately tries to save his kidnapped wife and goes on a high-speed race against time. It made just $6.3 million at the box office and cost about $18 million to make.
Big names definitely don't equal big opening weekends.
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Despite boasting a star-studded cast (Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Halle Berry and more), "Movie 43" was an absolute disaster.
Plot: A screenwriter pitches a slew of bizarre, crass film ideas to a baffled studio executive. The sketches include home schooling, a kidnapped leprechaun and the joys of blind dating.
Harrison Ford and Liam Hemsworth's film made a paltry $7.1 million at the box office. And yes, that's how much it made worldwide.
Plot: The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other.
Neither critics nor fans liked this film, which made just $15 million globally. Many felt the story was too stark and offered little insight into Steve Jobs' personal life.
Plot: Based on a true story, tech whiz Steve Jobs (Ashton Kuther) drops out of school and teams up with programmer Steve Wozniak to design and sell a basic desktop machine in their garage. And Apple is born.
Perhaps it was the heavy Google slant, but fans weren't that impressed with this Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn collaboration.
Plot: Billy Nick's salesmen jobs are made obsolete by the digital world. Trying to prove their relevance, they talk their way into coveted internships at Google.
Grown Ups 2
Most people who saw this film hated it. Yup, Adam Sandler made a stinker. That didn't keep people away, however. It made $246 million worldwide.
Plot: This time around, the grown-ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school.
The Lone Ranger
Not everything Johnny Depp touches turns to gold. Even though this film earned nearly $240 million worldwide, it cost nearly that much to make. And Disney expected it to kill it at the box office.
Plot: Texas Ranger John Reid is ambushed by the lowly Butch Cavendish and left for dead when a renegade Comanche named Tonto rescues him and nurses him back to health. Reid dons a mask and with his new partner vows to bring the murdering outlaw to justice.
The Hangover Part III
People wanted to like this film, but it couldn't live up to its two predecessors. It simply wasn't that funny. It still made $351 million at the box office. Perhaps they should make another sequel to erase this one from our memory?
Plot: After the death of his father, Alan turns to the Wolfpack in his time of grief. This time, there's no wedding, no bachelor party - just one simple road trip. What could possibly go wrong?
An obvious "Men In Black" rip-off, one of the year's biggest bombs lost a lot of money at the box office. It cost around $130 million to make but only generated $64 million worldwide. Ouch.
Plot: Two cops are dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of creatures who refuse to move peacefully into the afterlife.
The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones
Unless you read young adult books and are familiar with the franchise, this film probably wasn't even a blip on your radar. It cost nearly twice as much to make as it earned at the box office (which was $34 million). Plans for a sequel have pretty much been scrapped.
Plot: Seemingly ordinary New York teenager Clary Fray discovers that she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons.
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Battle of the Year
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