Based on a best-selling book, and starring Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz, Sahara opened number one at the box office, grossing $18 million on its first weekend.  However, thanks to huge production costs and distribution expenses, the film still managed to net a staggering loss.  Some of the items in the budget - which included bribes to the Moroccan government - may have been legally questionable under American law.  Oops. [Los Angeles Times]


Estimated Loss: $121,194,169