Was Cutthroat Island ahead of its time? Eight years before Disney made franchise gold with their Pirates of the Caribbean, this swashbuckling flick sank to the bottom like so much cannon fodder. Then again, the movie didn’t have Johnny Depp doing his best Keith Richards. Oh yeah, and it was terrible. Michael Douglas had originally signed on to play opposite Geena Davis, but Douglas dropped out, leaving the film with little star power to shoulder its bloated-by-1995-standards $115 million budget. The film is the all-time biggest inflation-adjusted box-office bomb, loosing a cool $147,157,681.
Funny thing is except for "Heaven's Gate" all these movies are actually watchable. Some of them are better than many of the box office hits of the year they came out. "Heaven's Gate" has it's defenders too but I always think they are in on some joke to try and make people watch that awful mess of a film just to torture them.