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The Biggest Box Office Bombs of the Modern Era

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The Biggest Box Office Bombs of the Modern Era. #7, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Photo Credit - Flickr User - Inferkiss.

The Biggest Box Office Bombs of the Modern Era. #7, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Photo Credit – Flickr User – Inferkiss.

The Biggest Box Office Bombs of the Modern Era (Wikipedia).

Production Budget – $115–145,000,000

Worldwide Gross – $85,131,830

Estimated Loss – $72,434,085—102,434,085

Uber popular role-playing game, Final Fantasy, spawned the animated adaptation, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, directed by Hinobou Sakaguchi. The films poor reviews were echoed by the box office numbers which ended finishing well below the expected gross.

The film’s popularity among Final Fantasy fans did not translate to the big screen as the movie as the film would go on to gross atleast $30M below its estimated production budget.  However, there was at least one critic in Roger Ebert. The critic went on to say that the film was a “technical milestone”, giving it a rating of 3½ out of 4 stars (Wikipedia).

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