Cost: $46 million
Made: $5.2 million
What went wrong: Everything. Production on the Korean War filmfinanced by Sun Myung Moon, founder of the controversial Unification Church, and starring Laurence Olivier as an idolized Gen. Douglas MacArthurwas beset by two typhoons and an earthquake.
(All costs are estimates; grosses are based on global box office; the movies are ranked according to their net losses, adjusted for inflation.)
Image Credit: Everett Collection
''John Carter'' cost Disney a bundle, but it's still not on the list of Hollywood's most epic flops. (Surprise! ''Ishtar'' didn't crack the top 10 either.)