15 Biggest Box Office Flops of 2011: THR Year In Review
12:00 AM PST 12/22/2011 by Pamela McClintock
Many Hollywood studios will be all too happy to forget 2011, which witnessed a troubling dip in moviegoing for much of the year at the domestic box office. There were several high-profile flops that lost tens of millions, including "Mars Needs Moms" and "Cowboys & Aliens." Studios split grosses with theater owners, so even if a movie makes as much as its production budget, it's still in trouble, and that's before even considering marketing costs. And, after several record-breaking years, the domestic box revenues are running 4 percent behind 2010 levels. Here’s a glance at the movies largely rejected by audiences.