Here Are The Top 5 Biggest Box Office Flops Of 2019

Some movies did not perform very well at the box office last year; see a full rundown of the biggest losers here.


2019 was a huge year for the global movie market, with Avengers: Endgame reaching $2.79 billion to become the highest-grossing and most profitable movie in the history of cinema. The Lion King, Frozen 2, Joker, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and Toy Story 4 were among the nine movies to cross $1 billion at the global box office. But not every film from 2019 was so successful.

Deadline has rounded up the biggest box office flops of 2019, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix claims the unfortunate record for the biggest loser of the year. Based on experts and sources, the site claims the movie ended up losing $133 million.

It had a budget of $200 million, and it made just $252 million at the global box office (the bulk of which came from international markets). There were also significant marketing costs and other expenditures that turned the film into an overall money-loser, according to the report. You can see the full P&L sheet at Deadline.

Dark Phoenix began production before Disney's gigantic deal to buy the entertainment assets of Fox, which includes X-Men. Going forward, the X-Men franchise will be produced by Disney and Marvel boss Kevin Feige. Disney/Marvel has not yet announced its plans for the future of X-Men beyond the X-Men spinoff The New Mutants which was slated for April before being delayed.

Dark Phoenix stars Sophie Turner as Jean Grey/Phoenix, with a supporting cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Jessica Chastain. The movie was directed by Simon Kinberg, who made his directorial debut on the project.

2019's other box office disappointments included Terminator: Dark Fate ($122.6 million loss), Cats ($113.6 million loss), Gemini Man ($111.1 million loss), and Missing Link ($101.3 million loss), according to Deadline's numbers.

Top 5 Biggest Box Office Flops Of 2019

  1. Dark Phoenix -- $133 million loss
  2. Terminator: Dark Fate -- $122.6 million loss
  3. Cats -- $113.6 million loss
  4. Gemini Man -- $111.1 million loss
  5. Missing Link -- $101.3 million loss

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