The 10 Worst Major Movie Opening Weekends Ever

Earlier this week we brought you news of how Zac Efron‘s latest film We Are Your Friends made it into the history books as one of the worst opening weekend bombs ever released. Some of you wrote us wondering, what are the worst Hollywood movie failures for opening weekends. Well we’ve put together a list of the top 10 worst opening weekends for movies that were released on over 2,000 screens. Let’s not waste anymore time and get to the list:

10. All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)


Description: Charlie and Itchy have return to Earth to find Gabriel’s Horn, but along the way they meet up with a sweet young boy named David, who ran away from home. And a beautiful Irish setter named Sasha LaFleur set them straight. But time is running out, and if Charlie is going to secure the valuable horn, he will have to prove himself worthy of his wings by taking on two incredible villains in a hair-raising, breathtaking race to the finish!

Directors: Larry Leker, Paul Sabella

Writers: Mark Young (story), Kelly Ward (story)

Stars: Charlie Sheen, Sheena Easton, Dom DeLuise

Opening Weekend: $2,256,118

9. Bandslam (2009)


Description: Will centers on a high school outcast and a popular girl who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music. Assembling a like-minded crew of misfits, the friends form a rock group and perform in the battle of the bands competition at their school.

Director: Todd Graff

Writers: Josh A. Cagan (screenplay), Todd Graff (screenplay)

Stars: Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $2,231,273

8. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)


Description: After his successful night club is blown to flaming bits, Pluto and his band travel across the moon looking for clues as to who is behind the arson. Along with Bruno and Dina, Pluto visits a seedy motel, his secret hide out and the casino of the most powerful man on the moon searching for the evil doer, only to find out that the destruction of his club may have been his own fault

Director: Ron Underwood

Writer: Neil Cuthbert

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jay Mohr, Randy Quaid

Budget: $100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $2,182,900 (USA) (16 August 2002)

7. College (2008)


Description: A wild weekend is in store for three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshmen.

Director: Deb Hagan

Writers: Dan Callahan, Adam Ellison

Stars: Drake Bell, Kevin Covais, Andrew Caldwell

Budget: $6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $2,153,109 (USA) (29 August 2008)

6. The Real Cancun (2003)


Description: After a nationwide casting search including college campuses across the country–Arizona State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin at Madison, University of Georgia, Texas Tech, Boston University and Washington State University–the filmmakers cast a unique collection of real people ready to explore reality’s barriers beyond the limits of television, while on the ultimate Spring Break vacation, with surprising results. Designed to be the first true reality feature film, six camera crews followed the cast–made up of 16 American college students–and filmed their exploits as they immersed and indulged in the Spring Break revelry of Cancun, Mexico. Filmed 24 hours a day over the course of a week in March 2003, the movie was shot on location and reveals the students’ exploits through interviews and planned group activities, as well as through their own spontaneous adventures.

Director: Rick de Oliveira

Writer: Brian Caldirola

Stars: Benjamin Fletcher, Nicole Frilot, Roxanne Frilot

Budget: $8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $2,108,796 (USA) (25 April 2003)

5. Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)


Description: Aging minor league pitcher Gus Cantrell is planning to retire, but then Roger recruits Gus to be the manager of the South Carolina Buzz, the Twins AAA minor league team. Gus’s mission is to make a real team out of a bunch of players who include ballet dancer turned ballplayer Lance “Lance the Dance” Pere, Frank “Pops” Morgan, Rube Baker, Taka Tanaka, Pedro Cerrano, Hog Ellis, home run hitter Billy “Downtown” Anderson, and Carlton “Doc” Windgate, who throws the slowest fastball in professional baseball. Gus ends up clashing with Leonard Huff, the snobby, arrogant manager of the twins. One night in Minnestoa, Gus and his girlfriend Maggie Reynolds are having dinner with Roger and Huff at an expensive-looking restaurant, where Huff challenges Gus to a game between the Buzz and the Twins, then Huff starts a fight with Gus, who accepts the challenge. The game is scheduled to take place at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minnesota. The Twins take a 3-0 lead in the 6th inning, but Billy hits a home run that ties the game at 3-3 in the 8th inning, but in the top of the 9th inning, with two outs, while the Twins are up to bat, and Doc is one strike away from striking out bullying home run hitter Carlos Liston, Huff has the stadium’s lights turned off so the game can end with a tie rather than give the Buzz a chance to win in the bottom of the 9th, and the media says that the Twins were still outplayed by the Buzz. Huff now wants to bring Billy up to the Twins, even though Billy is not yet ready to go up to the Twins. Billy jumps on the opportunity and turns his back on Gus. Without Billy, the Buzz start losing again. With the Twins, Billy starts hitting poorly, proving Huff wrong about Billy. Gus manages to get the Buzz back on track, and Billy is sent back down to the Buzz, where Gus teaches Billy how to hit for a higher batting average. Gus leads the Buzz to a division title in their league, then Gus issues a challenge for Huff to bring the Twins to Buzz stadium for another game. The way Gus has issued the challenge, if the Twins win, he’ll give his salary for the year to Huff, and if Gus and the Buzz beat the Twins, Gus can take over as the manager of the Twins. Huff accepts the challenge and takes the Twins to South Carolina to play against the Buzz. This time, the Buzz are determined to complete the game and beat the Twins.

Director: John Warren

Writers: David S. Ward (characters), John Warren

Stars: Scott Bakula, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert

Opening Weekend: $2,087,011 (USA) (17 April 1998)

4. P2 (2007)

Description: The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.
Director: Franck Khalfoun
Writers: Alexandre Aja (story), Grégory Levasseur (story) (as Gregory Levasseur)
Stars: Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley, Simon Reynolds
Budget: $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $2,083,398 (USA) (2 November 2007)

3. We Are Your Friends (2015)


Description: Cole is an aspiring DJ who spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James, who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie. With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for

Director: Max Joseph

Writers: Max Joseph (screenplay), Meaghan Oppenheimer (screenplay)

Stars: Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski

Budget: $6 million (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $1,767,308 (USA) (28 August 2015)

Delgo (2008)


Description: In an exotic divided land, Delgo, an adventurous dreamer but naive teenager, must rally his group of troubled youth and some unlikely friends to protect their world from conflict between the terrestrial Lockni people, who harness the mysteries of the land, And the winged Nohrin people, who rule the skies. They live – segregated – in an uneasy peace until Delgo was framed for a crime he did not commit. After enlisting the help of a unlikely friend to escape a Nohri prison, Delgo discovers Imhoff is in danger so he must unite the two races against a common foe.

Directors: Marc F. Adler, Jason Maurer

Writers: Patrick J. Cowan (screenplay), Carl Dream (screenplay)

Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Val Kilmer, Anne Bancroft

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $511,920 (USA) (12 December 2008)

Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure (2012)


Description: It’s Schluufy’s birthday, and the Oogieloves (Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie), along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party. (Shh! It’s a secret.) Everything is going along just perfectly until J. Edgar trips and loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville–OH NO! The Oogiloves set out to find the magical balloons in time to save their friend’s party. Along the way, they meet some very interesting characters indeed, including Dotty Rounder (Cloris Leachman), Bobby Wobbly (Carey Elwes), Milky Marvin (Chazz Palminteri), Rosalie Rosebud (Toni Braxton) and Lola and Lero Sombero (Christopher Lloyd and Jaime Pressly). Can these new friends help them recover the magical balloons and get back to the cottage in time to celebrate Schluufy’s surprise birthday?

Director: Matthew Diamond

Writers: Scott Stabile, Kenn Viselman (creator)

Stars: Jaime Pressly, Cloris Leachman, Christopher Lloyd

Budget: $12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $443,901 (USA) (31 August 2012)

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The 10 Worst Major Movie Opening Weekends Ever

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