Instead of looking back at 2014 and picking out the movies that just rubbed us the wrong way, this is taking the mathematical approach and looking at the biggest films of 2014 that were financial failures.

Here we have a few movies that were expected to be big draws, one that was hoped to be the start of a 'Twilight'-esque franchise, and a few that were doomed from the start.

Left Behind

Estimated Loss: $7.3 million - $27 million budget, $19.7 million worldwide gross.

Vampire Academy

Estimated Loss: $10.4 million - $26 million budget, $15.6 million worldwide gross.

Men, Women, & Children

Estimated Loss: $14.3 million - $16 million budget, $1.7 million worldwide gross.

I, Frankenstein

Estimated Loss: $18.5 million - $90 million budget, $71.5 million worldwide gross.

Draft Day

Estimated Loss: $20 million - $50 million budget, $29.8 million worldwide gross.

The Legend of Hercules

Estimated Loss: $22.3 million - $80 million budget, $57.7 million worldwide gross.

Transcendence

Estimated Loss: $32 million - $135 million budget, $103 million worldwide gross.

Sabotage

Estimated Loss: $36.9 million - $55 million budget, $18.1 million worldwide gross.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Estimated Loss: $50.5 million - $90 million budget, $39.5 million worldwide gross.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Estimated Loss: $66.3 million - $85 million budget, $18.7 million worldwide gross.

 

via IGN