Box office bomb

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The term box office bomb usually refers to if a movie has performed poorly at the box office against its overall budget. One example of a box office bomb is The Golden Compass (2007). It did so because of the $180 million budget and the decisions of New Line Cinema to sell its international distribution right. Another is the action-thriller Money Train (released in November 1995). That flopped even though it made almost $77 million, $9 million above its $68 million overall budget. The worst box office bomb, though, prior to Christmas 2010, was Cutthroat Island,[source?] which was released in December 1995.