25 Movies that bombed in theaters but are actually great.

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25 Movies that bombed in theaters but are actually great.
 

 

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1.Citizen Kane (1941)
Budget: $840,000
Domestic Box Office Gross: $1.6 million


2.Vertigo (1958)
Budget: $2.5 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $2.8 million

3.It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Budget: $3.2 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $3.3 million


4.The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Budget: $2.8 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $3 million

NOW it's considered one of the greatest movies of all time, and NOW it's a cultural touchstone for generations, but back when The Wizard of Oz was first released, it barely broke even. MGM considered it a massive failure.

5.The Iron Giant (1999)
Budget: $50-$70 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $23.2 million

6.Dredd (2012)
Budget: $45 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $13.4 million

7.Idiocracy (2006)
Budget: $2-4 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $444,093

8.Grindhouse (2007)
Budget: $53 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $25 million

9.The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Budget: $47 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $8.1 million

10.Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Budget: $55 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $16.8 million

11.f!ght Club (1999)
Budget: $63 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $37 million

12.Harold and Maude (1971)
Budget: $1.2 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: Not available

13.Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
Budget: $85 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $32 million

14.Freaks (1932)
Budget: $310,00
Domestic Box Office Gross: Not available

15.Seeking a Friend For the End of the World (2012)
Budget: $10 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $7.1 million

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93 comments for "25 Movies that bombed in theaters but are actually great."

 4 years ago '09        #2
Spiffy 34 heat pts34
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majority of those movies are old as sh*t
 4 years ago '10        #3
stv18 22 heat pts22
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I came in here to actually say Dredd, movie is badass.
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Young Hov 2 heat pts
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f!ght club flopped????

crazy
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11.f!ght Club (1999)
Budget: $63 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $37 million



It's on most people's (including mine) best of all time list but it didn't even break even at the box office. That's pretty wild.
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7.Idiocracy (2006)
Budget: $2-4 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $444,093

 4 years ago '05        #7
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 Tyga Woods said:

15.Seeking a Friend For the End of the World (2012)
Budget: $10 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $7.1 million
 4 years ago '04        #8
D1nOnlyMrM@ 42 heat pts42
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i wanna see dread... heard it was good and blaze then watch scott pilgrim...trippy sh*t.
 4 years ago '06        #9
kyh0mpb 11 heat pts11
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I love Grindhouse...need to watch that again soon
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Yeaaaa.. Dredd, Scott Pilgrim, f!ght club...
 4 years ago '10        #11
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Dredd was boring... it looked budget too. couldnt finish

Scott Pilgrim is classic... It will be a film of our generation. Its to many pop culture and video game references in there not to be

f!ght club is dope, i didnt know it was a flop tho....

I really wanna like Idiocracy, but it was trash... the humor was not there. Had alot of potential but horrible execution.
 4 years ago '11        #12
PTC 136 heat pts136
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How the fu*k did f!ght Club only do 37 million in the US? Did they fu*k up the promotion that bad?

It did 100 mill world wide though...

And in those days, I'm sure they made a fu*k load of VHS/DVD sales.
 4 years ago '10        #13
Delbert Mengel 28 heat pts28
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shawsank was considered a flop
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f!ghtclub is one of the best movies I ever seen.. it wouldve k!lled it during the social media days.
 4 years ago '08        #15
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Dredd was very

thought it would be better after seeing the RT and meteoritic ratiings but that the movie was cool, definitely not a 8/10 like it was rated
 4 years ago '07        #16
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f!ght Club wasn't crazy promoted it was #1 its first weekend then fell off while Double Jeopardy and The Best Man stayed near the top.
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Mallrats......
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 ThaReapa420 said:
Scott Pilgrim is the fu*kin sh*t
 4 years ago '09        #19
Ms Ambitious 232 heat pts232
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I didn't know Grindhouse flopped
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any given sunday.... if it would have come out after Ray, it would've been HUGE!!!
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