Annual earnings: $32 million
Biggest flop: The Other Man (2008)
Liam Neeson’s reinvention as a middle-aged action star is a relatively new phenomenon, so his tendency toward small, character-driven films is understandable. But signing on the dotted line for this transatlantic tale of adultery—which DVDTalk.com’s Brian Orndorf described as “strangely inhospitable, perhaps better appreciated three margaritas into a Sunday afternoon Lifetime film festival than a critical Friday night rental”—is indeed the real mystery. Domestically, the film earned back less than one percent of its original $15 million budget.