The 12 biggest flops of 2021 at the box office: Matrix 4, The Suicide Squad…

If Spider-Man No Way Home, Fast and Furious 9 or Dying can wait helped revive the cinema industry in 2021, some films have failed to find their audience. A look back at the 12 biggest box office failures of the year.

From Fast and Furious 9 to Spider-Man No Way Home, Dying Can Wait, Encanto or Conjuring 3, the year 2021 has been synonymous with recovery for the film industry thanks to the success of these films. However, at the global level, all was not so rosy. Some long-awaited feature films have experienced a bitter failure at the box office.

In the 12 biggest flops of the year, several films are stamped Warner. The studio having decided to release its works simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in 2021, it is not very surprising to see that certain feature films have suffered from this position.



The 12 biggest flops of 2021 at the box office: matrix 4, the suicide squad...
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Directed by Neil Burger (Divergent), Voyagers, a modernized version of His Majesty of the Flies, only collected a small 5 million dollars in worldwide receipts for a budget of 30 million. Carried by Tye Sheridan and Lily-Rose Depp, this SF film released on the sly did not find its audience.

The story follows a group of young people who are as brilliant as they are disciplined. They board a ship as part of an expedition to colonize a distant planet, in order to save the human race. But the discovery of disturbing details about the mission will challenge their training and cause them to question their most primitive instincts. Life on board then turns into chaos, and they are in turn consumed by fear, lust, and an insatiable thirst for power.


The 12 biggest flops of 2021 at the box office: matrix 4, the suicide squad...

Highly anticipated by fans, Many Saints of Newark, prequel to the cult series The Sopranos, was a bitter failure at the box office. With a budget of 50 million, it only brought in 12 worldwide.

We follow the adventures of Tony Soprano before he became a crime legend. The latter made his scales with his uncle, Dickie Moltisanti. In an explosive context of gang warfare, this intractable godfather opened the doors of the mafia to his nephew.


The 12 biggest flops of 2021 at the box office: matrix 4, the suicide squad...

Reminiscence, an original project led by Lisa Joy, creator of Westworld, was a pretty resounding flop. It brought in only 15 million dollars in worldwide receipts for a budget of 60 million. The story plunges us into the near future. Miami has been submerged by the waves, due to the effects of climate change.

A private investigator, Nick Bannister, is hired by clients to find their precious memories. During his last affair, he falls madly in love with his client. When he disappears, the detective is distraught and sets out to find him. He then finds himself lost in a time loop and discovers aspects of his personality that he did not know before.


The 12 biggest flops of 2021 at the box office: matrix 4, the suicide squad...

Cry Macho, Clint Eastwood’s latest film, did not gather crowds this time around. Filmed for 33 million greenbacks, it won only 15. The actor plays the role of Mike, fallen star of the rodeo.

He is entrusted with a seemingly impossible mission: to go to Mexico to find a turbulent teenager and bring him to Texas. To do this, he will have to face the Mexican underworld, the police and his own past.


The 12 biggest flops of 2021 at the box office: matrix 4, the suicide squad...
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The new version of the great classic West Side Story by Steven Spielberg has been largely shunned by the public. ET’s dad, however, had a substantial budget in his pocket with 100 million greenbacks.

In the end, the feature film earned a small 27 million dollars in worldwide revenue. A bitter failure for the director of Jurassic Park. The film tells the legendary story of a budding love against the backdrop of brawls between rival gangs in 1957 New York.


The 12 biggest flops of 2021 at the box office: matrix 4, the suicide squad...
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Industrial accident for Chaos Walking, blockbuster with Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. With a box office result reaching 27 million dollars, it is one of the biggest flop of the year given its budget of 100 million. Directed by Doug Liman, the film takes us to a near future where women have disappeared.

Todd Hewitt’s world is inhabited only by men, and all are subject to the Noise, a mysterious force that reveals their thoughts and allows everyone to know those of others. When a young woman, Viola, crash-lands on this planet, she finds herself in great danger. Todd swears to protect her, but to succeed he will have to reveal his inner strength and unlock the dark secrets that suffocate his world…


The 12 biggest flops of 2021 at the box office: matrix 4, the suicide squad...

After returning to the top of the box office with Bad Boys For Life, Will Smith plummets again with The Williams Method. This biopic only garnered 27 million greenbacks worldwide for a budget of 50 million. The story focuses on the personality of tennis coach Richard Williams, father of world players Venus and Serena.

He had no experience in the sport but when his daughters turned four, he drew up a 78-page plan outlining how to train future champions. The Williams sisters went on to become two of the greatest players in tennis history. Serena is arguably the best tennis player of all time, with 23 Grand Slam victories. Venus Williams has won seven Grand Slam titles.


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With The Last Duel, Ridley Scott suffered a significant failure. The film, which had a budget of $100 million, failed to win over audiences, grossing only $30 million worldwide. As a reminder, the work is based on real events, revealing old hypotheses on the last known judicial duel in France – also called “Judgment of God” – between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends who became over the time of fierce rivals.

Carrouges is a respected knight, known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Le Gris was a Norman squire whose intelligence and eloquence made him one of the most admired nobles at court. When Marguerite, Carrouges’ wife, is violently assaulted by Le Gris – an accusation he denies – she refuses to remain silent, not hesitating to denounce her attacker and impose herself in an act of bravery and defiance. which puts his life in danger. The ensuing ordeal of combat – a grueling duel to the death – places the destiny of each of them in God’s hands.


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Considered big boobs, Paul WS Anderson’s Resident Evil films were box office successes, however. This is not the case with this reboot, Welcome to Racoon City, which failed brilliantly. With 32 million dollars collected worldwide, it is far behind the previous films, which have all passed the 100 million mark.

However, this feature film benefited from a smaller budget, estimated at 25 million. Once the booming headquarters of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a city in agony. The exodus of society has left the city a wasteland… and a great evil is brewing beneath the surface. When it is unleashed, the townspeople are forever…changed…and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth about Umbrella and survive the night.


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Snake Eyes, spin-off of GI Joe, postponed many times due to the health crisis, has been almost sacrificed, not even being released in theaters in France. Result: 40 million greenbacks collected for a budget of 100 million!

The story follows Snake Eyes, a brave and lonely man, welcomed into the ancient Japanese clan of the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir. The clan makes him a great warrior, while offering him what he has long dreamed of: a home. But some secrets from his past resurface and Snake Eyes, if he wants to keep the trust of those who are now his relatives, will have to test his honor and his loyalty to the clan.


The 12 biggest flops of 2021 at the box office: matrix 4, the suicide squad...

Matrix 4 was one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the year! However, the latter was not the expected success, surely eclipsed by Spider-Man No Way Home, released a week before. With a gargantuan budget of $200 million, it only grossed 140 worldwide. Lana Wachowski’s film plunges us back into two parallel realities – that of our daily lives and that of the world hidden within it.

To know for certain whether his own reality is a physical or mental construct, and to truly know himself, Mr. Anderson will once again have to follow the White Rabbit. And if Thomas…Neo…has learned anything, it’s that such a decision, albeit an illusion, is the only way to exit the Matrix – or enter it… Of course. , Neo already knows what he has to do. What he doesn’t know, however, is that the Matrix is ​​more powerful, more secure, and more fearsome than ever. Like a deja vu.


The 12 biggest flops of 2021 at the box office: matrix 4, the suicide squad...

The Suicide Squad, benefiting from a substantial envelope of 185 million dollars, did not find its audience in theaters, only garnering the modest sum of 167 million. Director James Gunn will surely be able to console himself for this setback by returning to Marvel with Guardians of the Galaxy 3. The deadly mission of the day for the band of supervillains led by Idris Elba alias Bloodsport? Assemble a fine collection of crooks, including Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psychopath: Harley Quinn.

Traversing a jungle teeming with adversaries and guerrillas at every turn, the Squad is launched on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag to mentor them in the field…and government technology at their ears. , so Amanda Waller can track their every move. As always, one misstep means death (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If someone wants to bet, it is better to bet against them – and against all of them.

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