Worst of 2012by GroundhogUK | created - 26 Dec 2012 | updated - 31 Dec 2012 | Public
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1. Battleship (2012)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
Votes: 222,380 | Gross: $65.42M
Estimated Budget: $209 million Worldwide Gross: $302.8 million US Gross: $65.2 million
3. Total Recall (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Recall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
Votes: 224,418 | Gross: $58.88M
4. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.
Votes: 100,917 | Gross: $51.77M
5. Dracula 3D (2012)
Not Rated | 110 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento's sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood.
Votes: 3,567 | Gross: $0.01M
6. Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.
Votes: 58,612 | Gross: $18.12M
8. Piranha 3DD (2012)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror
After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.
Votes: 36,131 | Gross: $0.38M
9. People Like Us (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama
While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.
Votes: 38,985 | Gross: $12.41M
10. This Must Be the Place (2011)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama
Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II.
Votes: 29,808 | Gross: $0.14M
11. The Oranges (2011)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family.
Votes: 11,840 | Gross: $0.36M
12. Come Out and Play (I) (2012)
R | 87 min | Horror
A couple take a vacation to a remote island - their last holiday together before they become parents. Soon after their arrival, they notice that no adults seem to be present - an observation that quickly presents a nightmarish reality.
13. 360 (2011)
R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller
A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.
Votes: 14,855 | Gross: $0.10M
15. Good Deeds (2012)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
Votes: 6,949 | Gross: $35.03M
16. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.
Votes: 122,578 | Gross: $42.35M
17. What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Follows the lives of five interconnected couples as they experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby and realize that no matter what you plan for, life does not always deliver what is expected.
Votes: 64,560 | Gross: $41.15M
18. The Watch (I) (2012)
R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.
Votes: 114,121 | Gross: $35.35M
19. Alex Cross (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled hired killer who specializes in torture and pain.
Votes: 30,580 | Gross: $25.89M
20. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
Votes: 140,702 | Gross: $37.52M
21. The Vow (2012)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again.
Votes: 169,384 | Gross: $125.01M
22. The Lucky One (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.
Votes: 91,570 | Gross: $60.46M
23. That's My Boy (2012)
R | 116 min | Comedy
While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's eighteenth birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding.
Votes: 80,670 | Gross: $36.93M
Estimated Budget: $70 million Worldwide Gross: $57.7 million
24. Taken 2 (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Votes: 267,398 | Gross: $139.85M
25. The Lorax (2012)
PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Votes: 88,088 | Gross: $214.03M
27. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Votes: 320,572 | Gross: $27.11M
Estimated Budget: $100 million Worldwide Gross: $62.8 million
28. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
PG-13 | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
After the birth of Renesmee/Nessie, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.
Votes: 209,506 | Gross: $292.30M
29. Nature Calls (2012)
R | 79 min | Comedy
Polar-opposite brothers Randy and Kirk never saw eye-to-eye, but their rivalry is taken to a new level when Randy hijacks Kirk's son's sleepover, taking the boys on a Scout Trip to remember.
Votes: 2,085 | Gross: $0.00M
30. Mirror Mirror (I) (2012)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.
Votes: 77,943 | Gross: $64.94M
31. One for the Money (2012)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.
Votes: 37,900 | Gross: $26.41M
Estimated Budget: $40 million Worldwide Gross: $36.9 million
32. Fun Size (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy
Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he's missing.
Votes: 12,712 | Gross: $9.40M
Estimated Budget: $14 million Worldwide Gross: $9.4 million
33. Premium Rush (2012)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
Votes: 104,026 | Gross: $20.28M
Estimated Budget: $35 million Worldwide Gross: $30.7 million
34. Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
PG | 93 min | Documentary, Music
A look at the life, career and music of singer Katy Perry as we follow her on the California Dreams World Tour.
Votes: 12,957 | Gross: $25.24M
35. Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.
Votes: 6,188 | Gross: $3.33M
Estimated Budget: $10 million Worldwide Gross: $3.3 million
36. Chasing Mavericks (2012)
PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.
Votes: 28,525 | Gross: $6.00M
37. The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Romance
One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together.
Votes: 86,499 | Gross: $28.84M
38. Wanderlust (2012)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.
Votes: 68,033 | Gross: $17.23M
39. Big Miracle (2012)
PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family
In small-town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.
Votes: 17,182 | Gross: $20.11M
40. Playing for Keeps (2012)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.
Votes: 26,960 | Gross: $13.10M
41. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.
Votes: 141,465 | Gross: $103.41M
42. The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The Oogieloves, Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie, set out to find five magical balloons that will make their good friend Schluufy's surprise birthday party extra special.
Votes: 14,693 | Gross: $1.06M
43. Dark Shadows (2012)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.
Votes: 224,432 | Gross: $79.73M
44. Rock of Ages (2012)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.
Votes: 68,693 | Gross: $38.52M
Estimated Budget: $75 million Worldwide Gross: $56.4 million
45. A Thousand Words (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word he speaks.
Votes: 35,400 | Gross: $18.44M
Estimated Budget: $40 million Worldwide Gross: $20.6 million
46. Dredd (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
Votes: 230,133 | Gross: $13.41M
Estimated Budget: $50 million Worldwide Gross: $30.9 million
47. John Carter (2012)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
Votes: 234,579 | Gross: $73.08M
Estimated Budget: $250-350 million Worldwide Gross: $282.8 million
48. Promised Land (2012)
R | 106 min | Drama
A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.
Votes: 34,019 | Gross: $7.60M
49. The Words (2012)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance