‘All the King’s Men’ Tops List of Hollywood’s Biggest Flops

“Meet Dave” and “Land of the Lost” also on Forbes’ round up of the biggest bombs in last 5 years

Last Updated: January 22, 2010 @ 5:53 PM

All the star power in the world can’t turn duds into diamonds. Just ask Sean Penn. The actor headlined an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "All the King’s Men" that despite the presence of other Oscar winners like Anthony Hopkins and Kate Winslett never caught on with critics or audiences. In fact, with its $9 million take on a $55 million budget Penn’s film tops Forbes’ list of Hollywood’s biggest flops over the past five years.

Other turkeys include Will Ferrell’s "Land of the Lost," Hugh Jackman’s "The Fountain," and Nicole Kidman’s "The Invasion." Pity poor Eddie Murphy. The actor pops up the list twice with the bombs "Imagine That" and "Meet Dave."

Full list below:

1.) "All the King’s Men"
Gross: $9 million
Budget: $55 million

2.)"The Express"
Gross: $10 million
Budget: $40 million

3.)"Stay"
Gross: $8 million
Budget: $30 million

4.) "Grindhouse"
Gross: $25 million
Budget: $67 million

5.) "Imagine That"
Gross: $23 million
Budget: $55 million

6.) "The Fountain"
Gross: $16 million
Budget: $35 million

7.) "The Invasion"
Gross: $40 million
Budget: $80 million

8.)"The Assassination of Jesse James"
Gross: $15 million
Budget: $30 million

9.) "Walk Hard"
Gross: $21 million
Budget: $35 million

10.) "The Love Guru"
Gross: $41 million
Budget: $62 million

11.) "School for Scoundrels"
Gross: $24 million
Budget: $35 million

12.) "Land of the Lost"
Gross: $70 million
Budget: $100 million

13.)"Meet Dave"
Gross: $50 million
Budget: $60 million

14.) "Aeon Flux"
Gross: $52 million
Budget: $62 million

15.) "The Producers"
Gross: $38 million
Budget: $45 million