5 Biggest Box Office Bombs of 2013

Even Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg couldn't save these movies

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 25, 2013 9:49 AM CST

(Newser) – Sometimes even a big Hollywood name can't help you. Forbes rounds up the 10 biggest flops of the year, movies that performed terribly at the box office—often despite having quite a bit of star power involved. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list here. (Or, if you'd rather, click for the 10 worst-reviewed movies of the year. Not surprisingly, there's some overlap between the two lists.)

Even Benedict Cumberbatch (playing Julian Assange) could not save The Fifth Estate, which had a budget of $28 million but only made $6 million at the global box office. (And that $28 million does not include the amount spent on marketing, which could have been another $25 million.)
Even Benedict Cumberbatch (playing Julian Assange) could not save "The Fifth Estate," which had a budget of $28 million but only made $6 million at the global box office. (And that $28 million does not...   (AP Photo/ Frank Connor / DreamWorks Studios)
The budget for Bullet to the Head, starring Sylvester Stallone, was $25 million, and it made $9 million.
The budget for "Bullet to the Head," starring Sylvester Stallone, was $25 million, and it made $9 million.   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Frank Masi)
Liam Hemsworth starred in Paranoia with Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. The budget was $35 million, and it made $13.5 million.
Liam Hemsworth starred in "Paranoia" with Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. The budget was $35 million, and it made $13.5 million.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Parker, starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez, made $17 million on a budget of $35 million.
"Parker," starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez," made $17 million on a budget of $35 million.   (AP Photo/FilmDistrict, Jack English)
Broken City, starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe, made $19 million on a budget of $35 million.
"Broken City," starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe, made $19 million on a budget of $35 million.   (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Barry Wetcher)
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