We will never get this. How can a movie that basically everyone hates goes onto become a box-office smash hit? Sure, most of these movies rely on savvy marketing to get a huge opening. That makes sense. But what after that? Once the word on the street is out that the film is terrible, how does it still manage to keep making money. Guess, there are just too many lazy people out there. Let’s leave it at that, and jump right into the list of such movies that we have no clue how they earned so much money. Note: If more than one film in a movie series qualified for the list, only the worst one has been featured.
10. Meet the Fockers (2004)
Rotten Tomatoes (RT) Score: 39%
Critical Consensus: Talented cast is wasted as the movie is content with recycling jokes from its predecessor, ‘Meet the Parents’.
US Box Office: $279,261,160
Worldwide Box Office: $516,642,939
9. Suicide Squad (2016)
RT Score: 26%
Critical Consensus: Suicide Squad boasts a talented cast and a little more humor than previous DCEU efforts, but they aren’t enough to save the disappointing end result from a muddled plot, thinly written characters, and choppy directing.
US Box Office: $282,882,627
Worldwide Box Office: $635,982,627
8. Fifty Shades of the Grey (2015)
RT Score: 25%
Critical Consensus: While creatively better endowed than its print counterpart, Fifty Shades of Grey is a less than satisfying experience on the screen.
US Box Office: $166,167,230
Worldwide Box Office: $571,006,128
7. The Da Vinci Code (2006)
RT Score: 25%
Critical Consensus: What makes Dan Brown’s novel a best seller is evidently not present in this dull and bloated movie adaptation of The Da Vinci Code.
US Box Office: $217,536,138
Worldwide Box Office: $758,239,851
6. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)
RT Score: 24%
Critical Consensus: Slow, joyless, and loaded with unintentionally humorous moments, Breaking Dawn Part 1 may satisfy the Twilight faithful, but it’s strictly for fans of the franchise.
US Box Office: $281,287,133
Worldwide Box Office: $712,205,856
5. Bad Boys II (2003)
RT Score: 23%
Critical Consensus: Two and a half hours of explosions and witless banter.
US Box Office: $138,608,444
Worldwide Box Office: $273,339,556
4. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
RT Score: 19%
Critical Consensus: Angelina Jolie is perfect for the role of Lara Croft, but even she can’t save the movie from a senseless plot and action sequences with no emotional impact.
US Box Office: $131,168,070
Worldwide Box Office: $274,703,340
3. Rush Hour 3 (2007)
RT Score: 18%
Critical Consensus: Rush Hour 3is a tired rehash of the earlier films, and a change of scenery can’t hide a lack of new ideas.
US Box Office: $140,125,968
Worldwide Box Office: $258,022,233
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
RT Score: 18%
Critical Consensus: With the fourth installment in Michael Bay’s blockbuster Transformers franchise, nothing is in disguise: Fans of loud, effects-driven action will find satisfaction, and all others need not apply.
US Box Office: $245,439,076
Worldwide Box Office: $1,104,054,072
1. Grown Ups (2010)
RT Score: 10%
Critical Consensus: Grown Ups‘ cast of comedy vets is amiable, but they’re let down by flat direction and the scattershot, lowbrow humor of a stunted script.
US Box Office: $162,001,186
Worldwide Box Office: $271,430,189
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