"People Like Us"
Budget: $16 million
Box office: $12.4 million
Critics say: "It seems ridiculous to dance around plot details when the movie allows the audience to get ahead of the story and to stay there as events laboriously unfold." —Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
What makes it a flop: People Like Us was supposed to be "awards bait," but despite the A-list stars and serious subject matter, it couldn't even earn back its Budget.
Silver lining: It wasn't universally reviled. In fact, many top critics praised the strong writing and compelling story.