The year's biggest turkeys

Benedict Cumberbatch's WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate has topped Forbes' list of 2013 film flops.

The movie bombed after it opened in October, bringing in just $US6 million in global box office takings, and Forbes writers have now named it the worst performing film of the year as it earned back just 21 per cent of its $US28 million budget.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is played by Cumberbatch in the movie, publicly opposed the project and correctly predicted the film would flop at the box office.

Other releases included in Forbes' "turkey" list include Sylvester Stallone's Bullet To The Head and Harrison Ford's Paranoia, which ranked second and third respectively.

Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez's crime thriller Parker was ranked the fourth worst performing film while Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg's political drama Broken City completed the top five.

Here's the Forbes list of Hollywood's ten biggest flops of 2013 based on earnings as percentage of budget:

1. The Fifth Estate
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch
Budget: $US28 million
Earnings: $US6 million

2. Bullet to the Head
Starring: Sylvester Stallone
Budget: $US25 millon
Earnings: $US9 million

3. Paranoia
Starring: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Chris Hemsworth
Budget: $US35 million
Earnings: $US13.5 million

4. Parker
Starring: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez
Budget: $US35 million
Earnings: $U 17 million

5. Broken City
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe
Budget: $US35 million
Earnings: $US19 million

6. Battle of the Year
Starring: Josh Holloway
Budget: $U 20 million
Earnings: $US 11 million

7. Getaway
Starring: Selena Gomez, Ethan Hawke
Budget: $US18 million
Earnings: $US10.5 million

8. Peeples
Starring: Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson
Budget: $US15 million
Earnings: $US9 million

9. R.I.P.D
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds
Budget: $US130 million
Earnings: $US78 million

10. The Big Wedding
Starring: Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams
Budget: $US35 million
Earnings: $US22 million

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