NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Jurassic World roared into theaters this weekend, setting a record for the only movie to ever top $500 million around the world during its opening weekend. It also dethroned Disney's (DIS) Avengers: Age of Ultron as the film with the second-highest opening weekend in the United States.
With so much buzz around this dino-packed, theater-stuffing thriller, it might be easy to forget about the hit-or-miss nature of the movie industry. Universal, a branch of Comcast (CMCSA) and the studio behind Jurassic World, has also set records for some of the biggest box office bombs.
Studios often share the profits with theaters in a 50-50 split, meaning movies have to double their production budgets at the box office before their studios start making money.
Keeping that in mind, here are some of the most notable movie flops from recent years.