9 Worst Grossing ‘Mars’ Movies of All Time (Photos)

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The Wrap revisits the string of flops based on the fourth planet from the sun, from “Mars Attacks!” to “John Carter

INVADERS FROM MARS (1986)
The ’50s sci-fi remake opened to a disastrous $2 million and earned less than $5 million on a budget of $7 million.

MARS ATTACKS (1996)
Tim Burton‘s blockbuster streak was broken with the Earth-invasion flick, which earned less than $10 million in its opening weekend and ending just north of $100 million after costing $70 million.

MY FAVORITE MARTIAN (1999)
Starring Jeff DanielsChristopher Lloyd, Daryl Hannah and Elizabeth Hurley, this big-screen adaptation of the 1960s TV series earned just under $37 million on a $65 million budget.

MISSION TO MARS (2000)
Opening to less than $23 million, the Tim Robbins/Gary Sinise vehicle totaled $110 million on a $100 million budget.

GHOSTS OF MARS (2001)
The John Carpenter film starring Ice Cube and Natasha Henstridge cost $28 million to produce, and only earned back half that amount.

MARTIAN CHILD (2007)
The second John Cusack credit on our Mars list cost $27 million to produce, but clocked in at just $9.3 million worldwide.

JOHN CARTER (2012)
Originally titled “John Carter of Mars,” the film opened to $30 million and earned $284 million worldwide, but still cost Disney $200 million when all was said and done.

THE LAST DAYS ON MARS (2013)
Claiming a budget of $10 million, the Liev Schreiber sci-fi thriller earned a paltry $24,084.

VERONICA MARS
(2014) Despite a formidable Kickstarter campaign, this adaptation of the Kristen Bell TV series could only scratch out $3.5 million on a budget of $6 million.