John Carter is officially a $200 million bomb. It will turn out to be one of the biggest bombs in cinema history. It won’t destroy Disney like the Heaven’s Gate wiped out United Artists, or destroy the careers of its stars like Waterworld. It will join a notorious group of films that became warning signs to others.

This list might look a little different from other worst films lists. I took the films and used their inflation adjusted net loss. You could do a totally different list by looking at percentage lost or percentage of net loss. I like the adjusted net loss to help put into context just how big of a bomb the film is and how John Carter will shoot to the top of the list.

10. Stealth

Total Cost: $170,800,000
Worldwide Gross: $76,932,872
Adjusted net loss: $111,700,123

 

9. Heaven’s Gate

Total Cost: $44,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $3,484,331
Adjusted net loss: $114,281,677

 

8. Speed Racer

Total Cost: $200,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $93,945,766
Adjusted net loss: $114,479,584

 

7. Town and Country

Total Cost: $105,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $10,372,291
Adjusted net loss: $124,202,203

 

6. The 13th Warrior

Total Cost: $160,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $61,698,899
Adjusted net loss: $137,142,407

 

5. Mars Needs Moms

Total Cost: $175,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $38,992,758
Adjusted net loss: $140,513,991

 

4. Sahara

Total Cost: $241,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $119,269,486
Adjusted net loss: $144,857,030

 

3. The Adventures of Pluto Nash

Total Cost: $120,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $7,103,973
Adjusted net loss: $145,877,124

 

2. The Alamo

Total Cost: $145,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $25,820,000
Adjusted net loss: $146,644,313

 

1. Cutthroat Island

Total Cost: $115,000,000
Worldwide Gross: $18,517,322
Adjusted net loss: $147,157,681