Budget: $20 million
Box office: $5.8 million
Critics say: "It's a perfect fortune cookie of a movie, full of bland life lessons for everybody; would that there were some drama or style in it somewhere along the way." —Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
What makes it a flop: Chasing Mavericks was codirected by Curtis Hanson, responsible for hits like L.A. Confidential and In Her Shoes. Alas, none of that Box office magic here.
Silver lining: Gerard Butler fully recovered after a surfing accident on set. He's probably pretty jazzed about that.