10 of the biggest box-office flops of 2019 so far, including a pair from Matthew McConaughey

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The 2019 box office has seen a rebound thanks to Marvel blockbusters, but there have been plenty of flops.
Actor Matthew McConaughey and STX Entertainment have been the biggest box-office losers this year, each with more than one notable flop already.
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Marvel is helping the 2019 box office after a slow start. Between “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame,” which is shattering box-office records, the box office has seen a significant rebound.

But many movies haven’t been any help at all.

The first major bomb of the year, director Joe Cornish’s “The Kid Who Would Be King,” opened just $7 million in January and ultimately made $32 million worldwide. It was made for $60 million.

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The biggest box-office losers of the year so far have been actor Matthew McConaughey, who’s had two major bombs in the first few months of 2019, and STX Entertainment, which has released a string of flops.

McConaughey’s January release, “Serenity,” co-starring Anne Hathaway, grossed a rough $8.5 million and had a production budget of $25 million. Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum,” starring McConaughey, opened with $1.8 million in March, which was the worst opening for a wide release on over 1,000 screens at the time, and one of the worst openings of the actor’s career.

STX released two bombs in two weekends: the animated “UglyDolls” and “Poms,” which had the worst opening for a movie in over 2,700 theaters over the weekend.

“Hellboy” failed to spark excitement last month due to a poor release date, awful reviews, and other major factors. It’s made just $21 million and was made for $50 million.

The box office will need help from Disney blockbusters such as June’s “The Lion King” and December’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” if it wants to compete with last year’s record-breaking gross.

Below are 10 box-office flops this year, in order of release date:

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“Replicas”

Release date: January 11

Opening weekend: $2,375,325

Total global gross: $4,046,429

Production budget: $30 million

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 10%

What critics said: “The filmmakers manage to avoid every potentially interesting choice for far dumber, and far more inexplicable, conclusions.” — Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

“The Kid Who Would Be King”

Release date: January 25

Opening weekend: $7,173,887

Total global gross: $32,097,473

Production budget: $60 million

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 90%

What critics said: “Cornish is offering a kind of movie they just don’t make anymore – expansive live-action adventure tales unabashedly aimed at young people, not the adults charged with taking them to the cinema.” — Emily Yoshida, Vulture

“Serenity”

Release date: January 25

Opening weekend: $4,415,403

Total global gross: $8,547,045

Production budget: $25 million

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