Box Office Disaster: Biggest Box Office Flops of 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the latest in the series, grossed over $611 million, putting it atop the charts for 2017. The live remake of Beauty and the Beast brought in over $500 million and the second entry in the Guardians of the Galaxy films grossed almost $390 million.

But what about those films that were carried by big-name actors and actresses, directors and screenwriters, or massive corporate studios? What about those films that barely made back their budget? Those films that bombed so hard at the box office that they became the laughing stocks of the film industry?

Well Filthy Rich has got you covered. We’re not going to let these flops go without any recognition.


Budget: $25 million

Box Office: $26.8 million

Synopsis: A remake of the hit television show from the late 70s and early 80s, ChiPs featured Dax Shepard and Michael Pena as officers Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello. The film follows the two officers as they investigate a heist involving crooked cops.

Why it failed: The nuanced love-hate relationship between Baker and Ponch on display in the original series was difficult to carry over to a film. Plus, the key roles were reversed, which likely caused confusion to fans of the series hoping to see a continuation from the small screen to the big screen.