Which film follies were not just dramatically anemic, but memorably cash-poor as well? In alphabetical order, as detailed by Variety:

- All the King's Men ($7 million domestic gross versus a $55 million production budget, and despite an all-star cast)
- Sharon Stone's Basic Instinct 2 ($5 million versus $70 mil)
- Flushed Away ($61 mil versus $150 mil, though I cannot imagine it's any worse an animated film than Happy Feet, which my sons and I barely endured on Sunday afternoon. Subtle message that kids' film has.)
- Flyboys ($13 mil versus $60 mil)
- Hugh Jackman's The Fountain ($9 mil versus $53 mil)
- Freedomland ($12 mil, despite a cast that included Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore and Edie Falco)
- Russell Crowe's A Good Year ($7 mil, hampered by misguided marketing)
- Lady in the Water ($42 mil versus $75 mil and a slew of critical barbs aimed at M. Night Shyamalan)
- Poseidon ($60 mil versus $160 mil)
- The Wicker Man (a $23 mil take and questionable plot tweaks did in Neil LaBute's horror redo)