"A Thousand Words"
Budget: $40 million
Box office: $20.6 million
Critics say: "Eddie Murphy should have just said the word 'no' to this tired, formulaic comedy." —Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
What makes it a flop: Once one of Hollywood's top earners, Murphy is now the year's most overpaid actor.
Silver lining: Hopefully A Thousand Words will serve as a reminder that Eddie Murphy isn't the draw he once was, which means he might actually need good material to help make a profit.