18 Movies That Surprisingly Bombed at The Box Office in 2017

They could have been the year’s blockbusters.

The Promise

The Armenian Genocide of 1915-17 may not be the story that everyone wants to watch, but having former Batman Christian Bale and Ex Machina’s Oscar Isaacs as its stars made it seem a likely win at the box office. Critics have called out its lackluster plot, and viewers haven’t let it get past a paltry $10 million against its $90 – yes, 90 million budget.

Tulip Fever

There are lots of Academy Award winners in this period piece, including Alicia Vikander, Judi Dench and Christoph Waltz, but what stands out is its failure to recoup even half of its budget, having raked in only $7.8 million against its $25 million budget.