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5 Biggest Box-Office Bombs of the Year; Lots of 'Dredd' and No 'Big Miracle,' Especially for 'Oogieloves'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 15, 2012 at 12:12PM

While "Skyfall" is topping the charts and "Breaking Dawn Part 2" looks poised to have box office teeth, 2012 had its share of financial bombs. "The Oogieloves" got no love, Oogie or otherwise, at the box office. The Wachowski-Tykwer magical mystery tour "Cloud Atlas" couldn't float...
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"The Oogieloves"
"The Oogieloves"

While "Skyfall" is topping the charts and "Breaking Dawn Part 2" looks poised to have box office teeth, 2012 had its share of financial bombs. "The Oogieloves" got no love, Oogie or otherwise, at the box office. The Wachowski-Tykwer magical mystery tour "Cloud Atlas" couldn't float, while Drew Barrymore-starrer "Big Miracle" was exactly the opposite in terms of profits. Below, Forbes' list of the five biggest box office flops of the year so far (culled from info from Box Office Mojo).

The year isn't over yet!

1. "The Oogieloves," (Box office: $1 million; production budget: $20 million)

2. "Cloud Atlas" (Box office: $24 million; production budget: $100 million)

3. "Dredd" (Box office: $28 million; production budget: $50 million)

4. "Big Miracle" (Box office: $25 million: production budget: $40 million)

5. "Wanderlust" (Box office: $21 million; production budget: $30 million)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.