08/24/2014 02:20 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

11 Flops That Had Better Openings In 2014 Than 'Sin City 2'


More like a dame to flop for. "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" was dead on arrival at the box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $6.4 million over the three-day frame. To put that number in perspective, consider this sobering statistic: The first "Sin City" earned nearly double that total during its opening day in 2005 ($11.8 million), en route to $29.1 million overall. "A Dame To Kill For" will be lucky to earn that much during its total domestic run.

"We weren't prepared for this level of rejection by the public," Erik Lomis, The Weinstein Company's head of theatrical distribution, told Variety. "We thought the film would resonate more. It's like the ice bucket challenge without the good cause."

"Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" counted Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke among its star-studded cast, making it one of 2014's most high-profile failures. Even "Transcendence," the notorious Johnny Depp bust that opened in April, had a more lucrative debut frame ($10.8 million). In fact, some long-forgotten 2014 releases were also more widely seen than "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Ahead, 11 misfires that can shine a tad brighter today thanks to "Sin City 2."

"Winter's Tale"

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Opening Weekend: $7.2 million (Feb. 14)

"Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club"

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Opening Weekend: $8 million (March 14)

"Devil's Due"

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Opening Weekend: $8.3 million (Jan. 17)

"Earth to Echo"

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Opening Weekend: $8.3 million (July 2)

"I, Frankenstein"

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Opening Weekend: $8.6 million (Jan. 24)

"That Awkward Moment"

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Opening Weekend: $8.7 million (Jan. 31)

"A Haunted House 2"

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Opening Weekend: $8.8 million (April 18)

"The Legend of Hercules"

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Opening Weekend: $8.8 million (Jan. 10)

"Brick Mansions"

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Opening Weekend: $9.5 million (April 24)

"Draft Day"

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Opening Weekend: $9.7 million (April 11)

"Deliver Us From Evil"

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Opening Weekend: $9.7 million (July 2)



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