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Sorry, Fantastic Four and Tomorrowland — there’s a new top of the flops.
With just $15.5 million in opening-weekend box domestic office receipts against an estimated $150 million budget, Pan is the unofficial biggest bomb of 2015, recovering just 10.3% of its production cost in its home debut.
By comparison, Fantastic Four recovered 22% of its pricetag at home when it opened Aug. 7, taking $25.6 million on an estimated $122 million budget for Fox. And Tomorrowland, Disney’s entry in the dog race, opened to $33 million against a whopping $190 million production budget, good enough for a 17% return. Keep in mind: Domestic open-vs.-budget is about as unofficial and oversimplified as a metric gets. A film’s true performance is a byzantine blend of box office returns and home-video potential both at home and overseas, measured against not just production costs but also marketing spend and profit-sharing structures at the distributing studio.