Tom Hanks is one of Hollywood's most beloved stars. He's appeared in somewhere around 45 feature films over the span of his illustrious career of nearly four decades. He's won two Oscars for his work as an actor and taken home seven Emmys for his work behind the scenes. And he's even scored a Tony nomination. The man is practically a national treasure! But that doesn't mean he always knocks it out of the park. In honor of his film "The Circle," which debuts on April 28, 2017, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the films Tom made that surprisingly didn't slay the box office. Keep reading to see his most underwhelming movie moments…
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Tom Hanks starred as a pilot in the WWII-set love story "Every Time We Say Goodbye," which reportedly cost $3.7 million to make. Too bad nobody bothered to say "hello" to this 1986 flick, which made less than $300K at the box office.
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Critics might have thought 2009's "The Great Buck Howard" was a pretty good film overall, but the general public failed to turn out for the dramedy, in which Tom Hanks portrayed the father of a character played by his real son, Colin Hanks. The film made around $900K at the box office.
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"A Hologram for the King" marked Tom Hanks' biggest flop in three decades when it debuted in 2016. The dramedy reportedly cost $35 million to make and earned just $4.2 million at the worldwide box office. Ouch!
Tom Hanks starred as the title character in 1985's "The Man with One Red Shoe," which earned back just half of its reported $16 million production budget.
"The Bonfire of the Vanities" didn't just tank with critics — it also bombed at the box office. The 1990 dramedy, which earned five Razzie Award nominations, reportedly cost around $47 million to produce and made just $15.6 million at the box office.
Not enough people stepped up to see Tom Hanks' 1985 comedy "Volunteers," which earned mixed reviews from critics. The flick was more than $5 million shy of making back it's reported $25 million production budget.
Tom Hanks and Sally Field starred as aspiring stand-up comedians in the 1988 comedy "Punchline," which reportedly made about $6 million at the box office if you subtract its $15 million production budget from its $21 million worldwide gross. It might not have been a huge hit, but that's certainly nothing to laugh at — especially considering it was the '80s!
Despite a 93 percent fresh rating with critics on Rotten Tomatoes, an Oscar nomination and its well-earned status as a cult classic, 1996's "That Thing You Do!" is far from one of Tom Hanks' biggest hits. The musical dramedy, which the beloved actor wrote and which also marked his feature film directorial debut, made $34.5 million at the worldwide box office and reportedly cost $26 million to make. (That's around $8.5 million at the end of the day.)
Critics were mostly underwhelmed by the Wachowskis' 2012 epic "Cloud Atlas," for which Tom Hanks took on multiple roles. The film reportedly cost a whopping $100 million to make and earned $130 million at the global box office. While $30 million might sound like a lot of moolah, it's practically chump change when you consider that, according to Deadline, the Wachowskis' "The Matrix" franchise is worth $1.6 billion.
BONUS: "Inferno" might have gotten a bad rap when it took in just $34.3 million at the domestic box office, but the third installment in the "Da Vinci Code" franchise, which debuted in 2016 and reportedly cost $75 million to make, earned $220 million total at the global box office. So we doubt Tom Hanks did too much crying on his way to the bank!