The 3 Worst Movies of 2013http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/12/08/the-3-worst-movies-of-2013-2.aspx Tim Beyers
December 8, 2013
Singling out any creative project as among the "worst" can be a dicey affair. Tastes vary, after all.
So when I went seeking the worst movies of 2013, I didn't just ask friends for their opinions. (They had plenty.) I also sought data. Below are the three worst-performing films that appeared in at least 1,000 U.S. theaters, according to data supplied by Box Office Mojo:
What about the year's big-budget bombs? They're here, and they're as ugly as you'd expect:
Notice the correlation between a poor box office and lousy reviews. You may not like critics, but they hold uncommon sway over Hollywood's fortunes. Here, Walt Disney's (NYSE: DIS) Buena Vista studios looks like a loser with bombs at both the low and high ends of the 2013 movie slate. Perhaps it would be if Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and, most recently, Frozen, weren't such big winners at the box office this year.