Top 10 Flop Movies Of 2023

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In the ever-changing landscape of the film industry, success is never guaranteed. Despite high expectations and star-studded casts, some movies fail to make a mark at the box office.

In this article, we’ll delve into the top 10 flop movies of 2023 that struggled to recoup their costs in theaters.

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The Covenant

Kicking off our list is Guy Ritchie’s “The Covenant,” featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as U.S. Army Master Sergeant John Kinley. This war movie failed to draw in audiences, grossing only $6.3 million in its April release.

Guy Ritchie’s second consecutive box office disappointment, following “Operation Fortune” in March, highlights the changing landscape of the industry.


“Hypnotic” starred Ben Affleck in a Robert Rodriguez film, but its lackluster promotion and poor acting resulted in a box office disaster. It struggled to earn even 10% of its $65 million budget.

Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

While this D&D movie received positive reviews, it faced financial challenges, making it unlikely to see a sequel anytime soon. Despite a worldwide haul of $208 million, its $150 million budget left it in the red.


April wasn’t kind to sports biopics, as “Air” and “Big George Foreman” both faced financial woes. “Air,” starring Ben Affleck, saw both its production and theatrical gross around $90 million, a tough spot to recover from.

Shazam: Fury of the Gods

DC‘s “Shazam: Fury of the Gods” faced criticism compared to its predecessor and struggled at the box office. It opened with a meager $30 million, and its numbers plummeted by 69% in its second weekend.

Ant-Man and the WASP: Quantumania

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” series took a financial hit with “Quantumania.” While it doubled its production budget, additional costs led to reports of it being one of the MCU’s few financial misfires.


Pixar’s “Elemental” faced challenges, despite positive reviews. While it’s been praised for its romance, it’s struggling to ignite the box office flames, adding to Pixar’s post-pandemic woes.

Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken

DreamWorks’ “Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken” floundered with a disappointing $5.2 million opening, emphasizing the difficulties animation studios face in the current market.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

The latest “Indiana Jones” installment had an uphill battle with a budget estimated between $250 million and $325 million. Despite a worldwide opening of $130 million, it faces challenges to break even.

The Flash

Ezra Miller’s tumultuous year and Warner Bros.’ shake-ups contributed to the challenges faced by “The Flash.” With an estimated loss of $200 million, it’s struggling to gain momentum.


The film industry’s unpredictable nature is evident as these 2023 releases struggled at the box office. Factors like budgets, promotions, and changing audience preferences all played a role in their disappointing performances.

While some of these movies may find redemption through streaming or cult followings, the challenges they faced on the big screen serve as a reminder that even the most highly anticipated films can falter.

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