This special effects-laden remake of a 1960’s Japanese anime series cost its studio,Warner Bros., a staggering $200 million to make and promote. Though the film didn’t fare as badly with critics or fans as some of the other movies on the list, those costs were just far too high to overcome. The special effects, which won over fans from Quentin Tarantino to TIME’s Richard Corliss, may have just been too much for the real target audience of the film: little kids. As one father told Variety, the trailer was “sensory overload” for his 12 and 7-year-old sons. Failing to bring out that key demographic lost Warner Bros. $114,479,584 in 2012 dollars.
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