George Clooney's Tomorrowland is Disney's biggest flop in years

  • ANI, Washington
  • Updated: Jun 11, 2015 15:56 IST

George Clooney's Tomorrowland has been a tremendous flop at the box office for Disney losing $140 million, its worst flop since it had to pony up $190 million in losses for western epic, The Lone Ranger in 2013.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it's also the third big-budget original tentpole of 2015 to bomb after Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son, highlighting the risky nature of nine-figure filmmaking at a time when relatively lower-budget hits such as Spy are causing studios to look closely at the costs of creating franchises.

Starring Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, and Raffey Cassidy and directed by Brad Bird, the big-budget sci-fi/fantasy film, which has its origins in a Disney theme park ride, experienced a dismal box office opening and mixed reviews over Memorial Day weekend 2015.

Tomorrowland took in about $43 million over the holiday, which was far short of projections. Total earnings to date hover around $76 million in the US and about $94 million overseas.

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