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Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 12/28/2011

‘Mars Needs Moms’ was the biggest film flop of 2011


Emily Browning in “Sucker Punch.” (Clay Enos - Warner Bros.)
“Mars Needs Moms” needed a lot more moviegoers to see it. The digitally animated film was the year’s biggest flop, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

How hard a movie flopped is determined by a film’s worldwide gross compared to its budget. “Mars” cost $150 million and made $39 million worldwide, THR said.

What is to blame for the film’s dismal performance? Well, maybe it just wasn’t very good. Sean O’Connell writing for The Washington Post gave the film three stars, but his positive opinion was in the minority. “Mars” only has a 36 fresh rating among top critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Sucker Punch” came in No. 2 on the list, perhaps because it was one of the top 10 pirated films of the year. The unnecessary remake “Arthur” came in third, and the disappointing superhero film “Green Lantern” came in fourth.

At least it produced a love connection between Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, right?

See the full list below and over at the Hollywood Reporter.

1) “Mars Needs Moms

2) “Sucker Punch”

3) “Arthur”

4) “Green Lantern

5) “Cowboys and Aliens

6) “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”

7) “Conan the Barbarian”

8) “I Don’t Know How She Does It”

9) “The Thing”

10) “The Big Year”

11) “The Rum Diary”

12) “Anonymous”

13) “Tower Heist”

14) “Happy Feet Two”

15) “New Year’s Eve”

By  |  03:19 PM ET, 12/28/2011

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