Biggest movie duds of all time
AOL has posted the 25 biggest movie bombs of all time. Nothing too surprising. Of course, there are the bombs we’ve long heard were bombs, like Liz Taylor’s Cleopatra (#5), Heaven’s Gate (#4), Madonna’s Shanghai Surprise (#17), and Ishtar (#3). I’m surprised by how few of these big-budget disasters are science fiction movies. Just five, two of them Kevin Costner films: A Sound of Thunder (#15), Battlefield Earth (#10), Waterworld (#8), The Postman (#7), and The Adventures of Pluto Nash (#2). Is Pluto Nash sci-fi? Maybe not.
The #1 biggest movie dud of all time? I’ve never heard of it before, but it’s a 2001 thing called Town & Country, starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton. It must have been a real loser. Few things with Ms. Keaton, whom I’ve adored for 36 years, fly beneath my radar.