President Obama will pardon his last few turkeys this week, but don’t expect any of these movies to be spared. Forbes has released its list of the year’s biggest turkeys, a seasonally appropriate term for box-office bombs. “Max Steel” has the questionable honor of topping the list, which sources its information from Box Office Mojo and IMDb, as the film based on Mattel’s line of action figures grossed a mere $4.4 million despite opening in wide release across the country.
More surprising is the #2 entry, “Free State of Jones,” which had the benefit of a lead performance from Matthew McConaughey but made just $23.2 million worldwide against a $50 million budget. Forbes only included movies that opened in more than 2,000 theaters before November.
Rounding out the top five are “The Brothers Grimsby” ($28.7 million, the lowest box-office take of star Sacha Baron Cohen’s career), “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” ($23 million) and “Snowden” ($34.3 million against a $40 million budget).