Was Bonfire of the Vanities the biggest box-office flop of 1990? March 17, 2012 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Movies No, Bonfire of the Vanities wasn’t the biggest box-office flop of 1990. It lost only $15 million. Havana was the worst, it lost $35 million. Related PostsIs an airplane’s black box actually black?How many peanuts are in each box of Cracker Jack?Where and when was the biggest earthquake in American history?What was the biggest pig in recorded history?What have been the biggest-grossing movies, by decade?