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'Mars Needs Moms' (3/11)
Opening: $6,914,488 on 3,011 screens (per-screen: $2,218)
One of the most notorious flops ever, 'Mars Needs Moms' reportedly cost over $150 million to produce and earned only $21 million at the box office (and just $31 million worldwide). The motion-capture kids film was such a bust that producer Robert Zemeckis possibly lost out on his chance to make 'Yellow Submarine' for the studio. The decision to axe the film was made before 'Moms' bombed, but its paltry opening weekend sum couldn't have helped matters.