10 Biggest Box Office Turkeys of the Noughties
7. The Alamo
This Billy Bob Thornton vehicle was so unmemorable that most critics couldn’t even be bothered to hate it; most responded with a thundering “meh.” Lacking the patriotic message of the 1960s John Wayne movie or any aspiration to re-write history, The Alamo was such a solidly middle-of-the-road effort that it failed to stir any emotions in its audiences at all. The movie also had the misfortune of being up against the massively successful biblical torture porn movie The Passion of the Christ in its first weekend, back in 2004. Audiences treated it like a Leonard Nimoy live concert and stayed well away, with the result that the movie became the second biggest box office bomb of all time, making just $26 million of the $145 million it cost to make. Boom!