The Biggest Box Office Flops Of All Time

What are the biggest box office flops of all time?

Big studios with big budgets pump out movies year after year, but as you’re probably already aware a massive budget does not necessarily correlate to massive success. This idea that money makes movie hasn’t seem to have left Hollywood yet and we’re still seeing big budget blockbusters failing to hit the mark.

But which ones we’re the worst. What movies will go down in history as some of the biggest Box Office flops of all time. Let’s find out…

10. “The 13th Warrior” ($63.3 Million Loss)

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Antonio Banderas starred in this 1999 adaption based off Michael Crichton’s novel ‘Eaters of the Dead’, however with a budget of around 125 Million and a Box Office performance grossing just $61.7 million ‘The 13th Warrior’ fell way short of the mark losing around $63.3 million.

9. “Monster Trucks” ($63.4 Million Loss)

Review: Horses Under the Hood? In 'Monster Trucks,' Try a Cephalopod - The  New York Times

I remember seeing the trailer for ‘Monster Trucks’ back in 2016 and thinking ‘Well, that’s the dumbest thing I’ve seen in a while‘. Turns out I wasn’t the only one with that mindset. The movie is about a monster who lives in a truck, and thus comes about the innovative masterclass that is ‘Monster Truck’, genius right. A budget of $125 million and a box office flop grossing of $61.6 million with the loss accounting to around $63.4 million says otherwise.

8. “The Alamo” – 2004 ($68.1 Million Loss)

Why Did The Alamo Flop? - True West Magazine

Compared to John-Wayne’s 1960 production of ‘The Alamo’ which earned several Academy Awards nominations, the 2004 remake didn’t produce anywhere near as much success or recognition and with a budget of $92 million and a worldwide gross of $23.9 million ‘The Alamo’ suffered a bad loss of around $68.1 million.

7. “The Nutcracker in 3D” ($69.5 Million Loss)

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Absolutely unanimously hated by nearly every single critic whom decided to bless their eyes with ‘The Nutcracker in 3D’ this movie was only held up by some moviegoers giving it a chance. A $90 million budget and a measly $20.5 million box office performance mean ‘The Nutcracker in 3D’ took a massive loss of around $69.5 million and is one of the biggest box office flops seen in recent years.

6. “How Do You Know” ($70.4 Million Loss)

Movie Review: “How Do You Know” - Daily Bruin

Star studded with talent including Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson and Owen Wilson ‘How Do You Know’ proved that sometimes big budgets and big names just won’t cut it without a decent plotline. The movie boasted a $120 million budget and only managed to bring in $49.6 million at the global box office making ‘How Do You Know’ a costly $70.4 million flop.

5. “Cutthroat Island” ($73.5 Million Loss)

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The film company behind this 1995 pirate adventure movie actually filed for bankruptcy before it’s release, which was obviously a fantastic sign for ‘Cutthroat Island’ which went on to release to an unsurprisingly terrible box office performance given the massive budget. ‘Cutthroat Island’ lost $73.5 million after a budget of $92 million grossed just $18.5 million at the global box office.

4. ‘The Promise’ ($79.4 Million Loss)

Review: 'The Promise' Finds a Love Triangle in Constantinople - The New  York Times

This Indie movie loaded with a big budget and some big names in Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale may actually be considered to be unlucky to be on this list considering the struggle to find a U.S distributor due to geopolitical issues. The Turkish Government also likely had something of an impact on this movie’s release considering it’s controversial subject matter however with a $90 million budget and a worldwide box office performance of only $10.6 million ‘The Promise’ lost $79.4 million and is one of the biggest box office flops in recent history and of all time.

3. ‘The Adventures of Pluto Nash’ ($92.9 Million Loss)

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A $100 million budget movie that brought in only $7.1 million in the box office worldwide. Yes you are reading that correctly, ‘The Adventures of Pluto Nash’ lost a grand total of $92.9 million and stands as arguably Eddie Murphy’s worst effort falling easily in the top three biggest box office flops of all time.

2. ‘Town And Country’ ($94.6 Million Loss)

Town & Country (2001): This Notorious Fiasco Lost $90M | Bomb Report

From the outset ‘Town and Country’ was a complete and utter disaster, constant rewrites, retakes and a nearly two-year-long shoot led to a monstrous $100 million budget. There are some films that may have been able to survive such a difficult production process but ‘Town and Country’ failed gloriously in every aspect and was pretty much ignored by just about everybody grossing just $10.4 million for a loss of $94.6 million.

1. ‘Mars Needs Moms’ ($110.5 Million Loss)

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The title speaks for itself here, without doubt one of the worst movie concepts man has ever been able to muster and the biggest box office flop by quite some way. Due to the work being produced used what then was ‘cutting edge’ tech ‘Mars Needs Moms’ racked up a budget of $150 million and upon release managed to pull in just $39.5 million for a loss of $110.5 million.

Unanimously unsettling young children around the world ‘Mars Needs Moms’ was impressively terrible clearly did not come across as intended and is probably deservedly at the top of this list as the biggest box office flop ever seen.

21st Century Fox Movies You Need To Watch

21st Century Fox movies have captured audiences for decades and whilst the huge studio doesn’t hit the mark every time they certainly have some serious titles in their arsenal, some of which you just absolutely must see no matter the type of moviegoer you are. From mind bending sci-fi thrillers to action packed comedies to arguably the greatest Christmas film of all time these are 10 21st Century Fox movies you need to watch...

The Martian (2015)

Matt Damon in The Martian
Matt Damon in The Martian

Based off the Andy Weir novel of the same name The Martian is the quintessential space exploration story gone wrong and with Matt Damon at the helm Fox bagged themselves seven Oscar Nominations and an absolute must watch in both it’s category and just in general.

Star Wars Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford in Star Wars: A New Hope
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford in Star Wars: A New Hope

Fox has lost a lot of the rights to the Star Wars franchise but still has the rights to A New Hope and were the company behind it’s production (Along with the rest of the Original and Sequel trilogy) and timeless release. The first Star Wars movie to be released, A New Hope and the Star Wars franchise as a whole tops the lists for some of Fox’s best work and is still well and truly a must-watch even after all these years.

Life Of Pi (2013)

Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi
Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi

Fox once again taking a top notch novel and converting it impressively into a top shelf film. Considering so much more beyond it’s surface level Life of Pi packs and enthralling story and far deeper consideration of big ideas for those that choose to delve into them and is for many one of the probably underrated yet still massive successes in 21st Century Fox movie history.

Logan (2017)

Hugh Jackman in Logan
Hugh Jackman in Logan

21st Century Fox decided to put the last piece of Wolverine’s puzzle together in the 2017 smash hit Logan and in doing so arguably created one of the best films in the characters entire character ark. Hugh Jackman did the role more than justice and Fox executed the ending of his story in the role that was surprisingly perfect. Even for those whom distain at the idea of ‘superhero’ movies Logan is absolutely worth giving a shot and no doubt one of 21st Century Fox’s best movies in recent years.

The Revenant (2015)

Leonardo Di Caprio in The Revenant
Leonardo Di Caprio in The Revenant

Fox clearly took a giant leap of faith with The Revenant giving such creative control to the production team and cast and it turned out unbelievably in their favor bagging Leonardo Di Caprio his one and only Oscar to this day and delivering an action packed primal film for fans around the globe. Whilst not necessarily praised as highly in terms of critics as some of the other picks on this list The Revenant is not to be taken lightly and is a unique experience that as far as 21st Century Fox movies go is definitely worth a look.

Avatar (2009)

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Fox claimed the title for the highest grossing movie of all time up until the release of Avengers Endgame with the visual masterpiece that is Avatar. Released back in 2009 Avatar changed the perception of what movies were able to do and shaped the sci-fi landscape that we see today. For many this may well be Fox’s best film ever but all whom have watched it no doubt consider it to be easily in the upper tier of the company’s arsenal.

Deadpool (2016)

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool

Did Fox do anything astoundingly impressive for the industry with Deadpool, no, but did they create one of the best action/comedies going around, absolutely. Ryan Reynolds was a perfect pick for the role and it’s surprising to know that it actually took a very long time for the company to back starting production of the film. With a quality storyline pushed by a hilarious cast you really can’t go wrong with Fox’s Deadpool.

Alien (1979)

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien
Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien

21st Century Fox clearly has a knack for sci-fi thrillers, and the original Alien is no different. A masterpiece of its genre at the time which still holds up today this sci-fi/horror is a movie of it’s kind at it’s very best. A movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat at all times and very quickly invested in it’s main characters/themes Alien is no doubt a must-watch Fox film and deservedly on this list.

Home Alone (1990)

A young Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone
A young Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone

Home Alone is going on this list, did it change the landscape of the industry no, was it revolutionary in it’s area, well sort of, but you just cannot say that Home Alone isn’t at the very pinnacle of Christmas movies and will put bums in seats year after year even three decades after it’s initial release. Fox is behind arguably the greatest Christmas film ever made and just had to be on this list.

Cast Away (2001)

Tom Hanks in Cast Away
Tom Hanks in Cast Away

Last but absolutely not least, Cast Away is a Tom Hanks masterclass and a rollercoaster of emotions from the start right to the very end, you’ll struggle to muster another film that takes on the idea of a man stripped from everything and brought back to his primal instincts better than 21st Century Fox’s Cast Away. Without doubt one of the studio’s best and with Tom Hanks steering the ship Cast Away is absolutely a Fox must-watch.

21st Century Fox movies have been dominant players in the industry over many years and in many cases when that iconic logo pops up on you’re screen you’re due for a quality experience. Are they free from some poor efforts over the years absolutely not but there is no doubt about it. 21st Century Fox has produced plenty of must-watch films over the course of it’s existence with hopefully many more to come.

If you can think of any other Fox classics/must-watchers put them down in the comments below!

The Best Streaming Services For Australians in 2021

The days of needing to physically go out to a cinema to see the latest film releases are well and truly past us, and whilst there is of course still big value in making a day out of going to the cinema many nowadays choose the comfort of their own couch and home along with a streaming service for most, if not all their movie needs. Especially given the global pandemic that has ravaged the industry and the ability for cinemas to run over the last year it seems that now is as appropriate a time as ever to take a look at The Best Streaming Services Available to Australians in 2021.

Netflix

Netflix logo

Netflix has dominated the scene for many years now and still stands as the most used service with over 182.8 million subscribers as of April 2020. With a plentiful catalogue of Movies and Tv shows Netflix is no doubt the most well known service, but lets have a look at some of the pros and cons.

Pros:

  • Considerably cheap subscription options (Starting at $10.99 per month in Australia)
  • Massive catalogue (Thousands of Movie and Tv titles)
  • Easy setup
  • Offline playback (Downloadable content)
  • Support across almost all devices
  • Netflix Original films

Cons:

  • Latest Tv episodes not available right away
  • Outdated library (Newer content takes time to come to the platform)
  • Catalogue depends on location (Different titles depending on where you live)

Overall Netflix is a really quality streaming service and arguably the best if you’re looking for variety and aren’t too concerned with a somewhat outdated library. The platform is well priced between $11-$20 per month and has a good support service available if you have issues.

Disney Plus

Disney Plus Logo

Disney Plus has burst onto the streaming scene over the last few years surpassing 73.7 million subscribers last year. By making everything Disney associated exclusive to it’s service it has quickly become one of the most popular services available, priced really well at $8.99 per month or $89.99 a year Disney Plus is definitely a good option for those looking to stream content in 2021.

Pros:

  • Very well priced relative to other streaming services
  • Exclusive Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic titles that can’t be streamed on other platforms
  • Disney Plus Originals
  • Good device compatibility

Cons:

  • Licensing issues leading to many titles not being available yet
  • Unreliable interface (Bugs, errors and general problems are fairly common)
  • Limited Fox content
  • No way to manually adjust streaming quality

Disney Plus is the perfect and realistically the only streaming platform for viewers looking for anything Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Pixar or National Geographic and with a low price tag is definitely a good option overall, only really being held back by interface issues and obviously a narrower catalogue compared to other services.

Stan

Stan Logo

Stan is certainly one of the smaller services out there, but with a still considerable 2.1 million subscribers as of August 2020 it definitely shouldn’t be counted out when on the search for a streaming platform. Exclusive to Australia and with reasonably priced plans starting at $10 a month Stan might just be for you.

Pros:

  • Good device compatibility
  • Easily navigated and well made interface
  • Decent catalogue of Movies and Tv shows
  • Original Tv shows
  • Focus on Australian content

Cons:

  • Some Tv shows not fully available (Only some episodes)
  • Not the best recommendation system

Stan in essence is the Australian Netflix, and with good device compatibility and user interface plus many quality originals is a good option for those looking for a well priced homegrown streaming service that is Australian made and run. The focus on Australian content is a big player for viewers who appreciate/are looking for it and coupled with a growing library of global content Stan will continue to grow for years to come.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video logo

Amazon seems to be branching into every market it possibly can, Amazon Prime Video is no different. With a huge catalogue and costing just $6.99 a month or $59 per year the service is well and truly competitive price wise and boasting over 50 million subscribers worldwide is no doubt a big player in the Australian market.

Pros:

  • Huge Catalogue
  • 4K and HDR streaming quality
  • Offline download options
  • Allows users to rent or buy content
  • Occasional sports content

Cons:

  • Loses content to other services due to licensing issues
  • (Although Larger) Lesser quality catalogue compared to other services

Amazon Prime Video has come a long way since starting in 2011 as a regular video rental service to become one of the big players in the streaming market. Competitively priced the service mainly stands out with it’s Originals which continue to grow in popularity, and though the catalogue isn’t of quite as high a standard (Although much larger) compared to other services (Mainly due to licensing issues) Amazon Prime Video is still a quality option.

Direct Comparisons:

Pricing:

Netflix Disney PlusStanAmazon Prime Video
Starts at $10.99 per month$8.99 per month or $89.99 a yearStarts at $10 per month$6.99 per month or $59 a year
Service Plan Comparison

Subscribers:

Netflix (Global)Disney Plus (Global)Stan (Exclusive to Australia)Amazon Prime Video (Global)
182+ Million73+ Million2+ Million50+ Million
Subscriber Comparison

Catalogue (Tv Shows):

NetflixDisney PlusStanAmazon Prime Video
798 shows284 shows 632 shows1345 shows
Tv Show Amount Comparison

Catalogue (Movies):

NetflixDisney PlusStanAmazon Prime Video
3,600+ Movies500+ Movies1,300 + Movies18,405 Movies
Movie Amount Comparison

Choosing the Best Streaming Service For You?

All in all it’s clear that Australia has plenty of fantastic streaming services to offer and it really depends on the type of viewer you are when choosing the right one for you. Pricing is fairly consistent across all the options but still is important to consider long term in order to get the best value out of your decision.

Amazon Prime Video has an absolutely huge catalogue but lacks quality for it, Netflix has a more refined list but is edging more towards originals, Stan puts in an effort to push Australian content and Disney Plus targets it’s own audience with exclusive rights to big franchises. Currently it seems that Netflix stands as the best option for most due to such a wide and quality catalogue, however there are big cases to be pushed for Stan, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime video as well…

10 New Movies Releasing in 2021 to Get Excited About…

New movies are always something to get excited about, but especially after so many delays in 2020 the new year holds a plethora of new movies for fans around the world to get pumped for. In fact there are so many big movies set to release this year that it’s hard to decide what to be the most excited about, so I made a list. Here’s 10 new movies releasing in 2021 to get ready for…

No Time to Die (October 8th)

The newest release in the Bond series was actually set to come out in April however was postponed to October due to Covid-19 disruptions. The movie is still coming out in 2021 though and even after everyone thought Daniel Craig may have been finished in his most famous role he will return to the screens once again for ‘No Time to Die’.

The King’s Man (Expected August)

Going back in time to the origins of the independent intelligence agency ‘The King’s Man’ was hit hard by pandemic pushbacks, but it would be fair to say that even if not in August the film should hit the screens at some point in 2021.

Black Widow (April 29th)

Scarlett Johansson will return to the big screen once again as Black Widow in the standalone piece which as of right now is set to come out on April 29th. Marvel fans have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming release of ‘Black Widow’ and after a promising and well received trailer no doubt this will be a hit at the box office.

Cherry (February 26th)

‘Cherry’ is one of those films that I just can’t help but be excited for, a Russo brothers film starring Tom Holland in a role that really puts him outside his comfort zone is something that could either be top notch or highly underwhelming and given what we know about the movie thus far it shows some serious promise. Set to release on February 26th hopefully ‘Cherry’ can pull a top performance from Tom Holland to please fans around the world.

Godzilla vs. Kong (March 25th)

Yes ladies and gentlemen, Gozilla vs. Kong. Whoever came up with this idea is nothing short of a genius because it almost sounds too good to be true. Set to release on March 25th the battle of the titans that is ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ is not going to provoke anything meaningful but good lord it is set to be one hell of a ride.

Free Guy (May 21st)

I feel like I’ve known about this movie for so long yet ‘Free Guy’ isn’t set for release until May 21st of this year. Based of the story of a bank teller (Ryan Reynolds) becoming self-aware that he is a background character in a video game the blockbuster (although nothing groundbreaking) looks promising and Reynolds rarely does a bad job in these types of roles.

Top Gun: Maverick (July 1st)

Supposed to hit the screens back in December of 2020 ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ was pushed back to July 1st but will no doubt be one of the bigger releases of the year and with a big budget of 152 Million USD along with Tom Cruise returning to the Top Gun sequel, fans should be excited to see him return to the role after more than three decades.

Dune (October 1st)

Based off the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert ‘Dune’ is another big budget film coming out as of right now on October 1st. There are plenty of reasons to be concerned for this film especially considering the fact that it has actually been tried and failed before in the form of a 1984 Dune movie, however there are also plenty of reasons to be excited too. With an on the rise Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Mamoa, Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson all in lead roles backed by a big budget ‘Dune’ certainly looks to be promising.

Spider Man Sequel (December 17th)

Marvel have confirmed that there is to be a new spider man movie releasing in 2021 and although untitled as of right now (To the public that is) the movie has a release date of December 17th. Perhaps the most exciting thing about this sequel is the fact that there has been confirmation of a return of both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in some way shape or form, news that only makes the new Spider Man even more anticipating though it won’t come until the end of the year.

The Father (April 1st)

‘The Father’ is maybe one of the smaller movies on this list but following the story of a defiant yet aging father whom begins to question the fabric of his own existence in an attempt to make sense of his changing scenery is just destined to be a hit amongst many who decide watch it. With a release date set on April 1st I won’t have any hesitation in going to see this one the first chance I get.

2021 is shaping up to be e big year for the industry, let me know if there are any other movies you’re excited for down in the comments below!

Best Inspirational Movie Quotes of the 21st Century

20 Of The Best Movie Quotes of the 21st Century

(In No Particular Order)

“Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” – Alfred, Batman Begins

Alfred speaking to Bruce Wayne in 'Batman Begins'

“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something.” – Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happiness

Will Smith in 'The Pursuit of Happiness'

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Dumbledore in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'

“Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” –William Wallace, Braveheart

William Wallace in 'Braveheart'

“Do, or do not. There is no “try”. – Yoda Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Yoda speaks to Luke in 'The Empire Strikes Back'

“Great men are not born great, they grow great.” –Mario Puzo, The Godfather

"The Godfather'

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” –Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” –Alan Turing, The Imitation Game

Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game'

“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” -Sean, Good Will Hunting

Matt Damon and Robin Williams in 'Good Will Hunting'

“You’ve got this. Most of the time, the challenges you face are those you were already built to handle.” -Gladiator

Russel Crowe in 'Gladiator'

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry, Ron and Hermione in 'Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban'

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”– Bob Harris Lost in Translation

Bob Harris and Charlotte in 'Lost in Translation'

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything” – Tyler Durden, Fight Club

Tyler Durden in 'Fight Club'

“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it” – Rafiki, The Lion King

Scene from 'The Lion King'

“I know what I have to do now. I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” – Chuck Noland, Cast Away

Chuck Noland in 'Cast Away'

“Get busy living, or get busy dying” – Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

'Red' and Andy Dufresne in 'The Shawshank Redemption'

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get” – Forrest Gump

A scene from 'Forest Gump'

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world” – John Keating, Dead Poets Society

Robin Williams in 'Dead Poets Society'

“We buy things we don’t need, to impress people we don’t like” – Tyler Durden, Fight Club

Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in 'Fight Club'

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us” – Gandalf, The Lord of The Rings

The cast/characters of 'The Lord of the Rings'

10 A-List Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar

The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars are regarded as arguably the most prestigious awards in the film industry and year after year stir up both excitement and controversy surrounding various nominations and eventual winners. Public opinion is always going to be divided following Oscar winners and nomination snubs, however there’s still a number of huge stars with plenty of reason to feel that they should have taken out the top spot at least once. So here’s 10 A-Listers who’ve never won an Oscar…

Will Smith

Will Smith as Christopher Gardener in 'The Pursuit of Happiness'

Nominated twice as Best Actor for his performances in ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ and ‘Ali’ Will Smith is the first name on this list and currently has never taken out the top spot at the Academy Awards. From ‘Independence Day’ to ‘I Am Legend’ even given such an immensely large catalogue of movies across all genres Smith hasn’t bagged an Oscar yet to many fans displeasure.

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise in 'Mission Impossible'

The ‘Mission Impossible’ star has had an illustrious career no doubt about that, but even with big performances outside of his most popular franchise in films such as ‘Minority Report’, ‘Rain Man’ and ‘The Color of Money’ Cruise has never received an Oscar. With three nominations at the awards for his work in ‘Magnolia’, ‘Jerry Maguire’ and ‘Born on the fourth of July’ whilst some still view Cruise as more of a blockbuster actor many still consider him unlucky to not have at least one Academy Award.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Zodiac'

Criminally underrated Jake Gyllenhaal has received just a single nomination at the Academy awards for his performance in ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and given his ability to put in quality performances how could he not be on this list. With fine displays in films such as ‘Nightcrawler’, ‘October Sky’, ‘Source Code’, ‘Prisoners’ and so many more it’s surprising Gyllenhaal has received just a single nomination and never taken out a win at the Oscars.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. as 'Iron Man'

Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most well known faces in Hollywood and outside of his most popular role as Iron Man he has been nominated twice at the academy awards for Oscars after his roles in ‘Tropic Thunder’ and ‘Chaplin’ however has never ended up taking out that top spot.

Matt Damon

Matt Damn in 'The Martian'

Outside of his penning involvement in ‘Good Will Hunting’ which won ‘Best Original Screenplay’ as far as acting goes Damon has actually never received an Oscar even after Nominations for his personal performances in ‘The Martian’, ‘Invictus’ and obviously ‘Good Will Hunting’. With appearances in ‘Interstellar’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ and so many more, many fans consider Damon more than deserving of an Oscar for his work.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner'

Harrison Ford has had a long and for the most part strongly received career in Hollywood and from his performances in ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ to those in the various ‘Star Wars’ films it may surprise some to see Ford on this list but he actually has only ever received a single nomination at the academy awards for his work in ‘Witness’ and outside of that has never won an Oscar.

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo in 'Spotlight'

Mark Ruffalo is once again a very underrated actor as far as mainstream attention goes and regularly puts in quality performances. With three nominations for supporting roles in ‘Foxcatcher’, ‘Spotlight’ and ‘The Kids are Alright’ Ruffalo has never been nominated for a lead role nor won any Oscar entirely. Given the top-shelf Ruffalo performances found in ‘You Can Count on Me’, ‘The Normal Heart’ and ‘Zodiac’ Ruffalo not being even nominated for a lead performance has stirred controversy in many fans.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson in 'Batman Begins'

Say what you will about Liam Neeson but as far as his acting goes he has mustered some great performances, with a loaded arsenal of films such as ‘Batman Begins’, ‘Widows’, ‘Ordinary Love’, ‘Husbands and Wives’ and so many more it may surprise you to know that Neeson has never won an Oscar and has received just a singular nomination for his role in ‘Shindlers List’

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson in 'The Hunger Games'

Woody Harrelson is one of those actors whose persona may lead you to initially misjudge his ability to take on all types of roles and take them on well. The genre blending actor whom feels considerably underappreciated has been nominated three times at the academy awards for roles in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’, ‘The Messenger’ and ‘The People vs Larry Flynt’ but couldn’t bag an Oscar for any.

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson in 'Pulp Fiction'

Last but certainly not least, Samuel L. Jackson has been nominated just once for his role in ‘Pulp Fiction’ and with such a massive array of movie appearances and big roles some feel that Jackson has been unfortunate not to at least get a few more nominations and even wins at the Academy Awards.

The 10 Highest Grossing Films of 2020 May Surprise You…

In all honesty 2020 was obviously a very difficult year for film makers around the globe, constant lockdowns and strict regulations to slow the effects of the pandemic made it near impossible for the industry to operate with the same level of efficiency as previously and in many cases halted production altogether. So given the unbelievable circumstances that plagued the film world throughout 2020 why not take a look back at which productions topped the box office ladder, some of them may surprise you…

10. The Sacrifice: $161,047,608

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This Chinese Wartime Epic finds itself sitting at 10th on the 2020 global Box Office rankings, with the entirety of that coming from it’s immense popularity in China. It is fairly rare for a film to be pushed so high up the rankings by its box office popularity in a singular country but ‘The Sacrifice’ and its tale of the final stages of the Korean War clearly did something right, showing an impressive box office performance of $161,047,608 .

9. Birds of Prey: $201,858,461

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DC made a significant return to box office success with ‘Birds of Prey’. This story of a broken Harley Quinn following her rejection from by the Joker was able to produce an impressive $201,858,461 at the global box office. Considering some of the last releases DC has put out I’m sure ‘Birds of Prey’ and it’s considerable success was cause to celebrate especially given it’s $82 million budget.

8. Legend of Deification: $240,654,967

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Perhaps another surprise to some, rooted deep in Chinese mythology and showing in Mandarin it would seem from the outside that ‘Legend of Deification’ would be popular to a fairly specific type of viewer, and while for the most part this film found nearly all its success in China it is again very impressive to have pulled in such an audience. Though small release numbers in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, this beautifully animated piece still sits strongly on this list with a global release of $240,654,967.

7. Dolittle: $245,303,780

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Even with critic’s poor reaction to Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘DoLittle’ the film still managed to amass a strong box office performance around the globe with good domestic and global numbers totaling an eventual $245,303,780. However it is also important to understand the films huge budget of $175 Million due to it’s major usage of CGI and special effects. To many its budget renders it a flop however at the box office it still sits 7th.

6. Sonic The Hedgehog: $313,597,095

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Based off the classic video game ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ even following a huge redesign effort after its initial trailer release being laughed at by probably the entire internet managed to pull in an impressive $313,597,095 at the global box office off the back of an $87 Million budget. With mixed reviews and a stuttered release process some might be surprised to find ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ sitting at 6th on this list.

5. ‘Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train’: $340,100,754

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To some this might come as a massive surprise however perhaps given the unbelievable popularity of ‘Demon Slayer’ as an anime is it so out of the ordinary that its first full length film did over $340 Million at the global box office mainly across Japan but also Vietnam and Hong Kong also. ‘Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train’ amassed huge box office numbers that no doubt many will be surprised to see at 5th overall for 2020.

4. Tenet: $362,929,000

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The latest in Christopher Nolan’s impressive array of films ‘Tenet’ proved no less impressive at the box office from the outset. However once again it is important to consider this alongside it’s astounding $205 Million budget. The mind bender takes on the concept of time itself and whilst certainly not Nolan’s best was fairly well received and with a total of $362,929,000 at the global box office sits at 4th for all 2020 releases.

3. My People, My Homeland: $422,390,820

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Looking into the unique nature of various communities across rural China ‘My People, My Homeland’ is yet another Chinese Film that pushed to the top of global box office rankings without the need for Western ticket sales. With a box office display of $422,390,820, most of which coming out of the Chinese market this film sits firmly in the top three releases of 2020.

2. Bad Boys For Life: $426,505,244

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When Will Smith and Martin Lawrence were set to return for the third and more than likely final installment in the ‘Bad Boys’ trilogy there was always going to be huge numbers popping up at the global box office however I’m not entirely sure everybody saw a resulting $426,505,244 at the box office occurring off of just a $90 Million budget. With strong reactions from the public and considerably favorable critic response ‘Bad Boys For Life’ proved to be the second largest release of 2020 and the largest as far as the Western World is concerned.

1. The Eight Hundred: $461,339,528

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Sitting atop the 2020 Box Office charts is yet another Chinese wartime epic. Entailing the story of 800 Chinese soldiers fighting for their lives out of a warehouse against a surrounding and brutal Japanese army ‘The Eight Hundred’ had small Box office releases outside of China however pulled in a massive $460 Million from its target market and easily pulls clear to be named the highest grossing film of 2020.