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