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9 films that failed at the box office and then became cult classics

Time puts everything in its place. It often happens that a film doesn’t gross enough (especially given the multi-million dollar budgets that Hollywood manages) and then gets stuck in the minds of movie fans. Although it is impossible to cover every single relevant case, we will examine it some of the films that failed at the box office but became cult classics.

‘The Thing’

It seems incredible that this horror classic was released so successfully in cinemas. This disturbing remake of The Enigma of Another World was not very well received by the public and yet it marked a before and after in the genre It became one of John Carpenter’s major works..

“Hugo’s invention”

Although it’s common for people to think of “Taxi Driver” or “One of Ours” first when they think of movies Martin Scorsese few will dispute that this is the case the filmmaker’s most emotional. This had nothing to do with their income, as this adaptation of Brian Selznik’s novel caused the studio significant losses.

“Treasure Planet”

We know that science fiction has never worked for Disney (they were also successful with the fantastic films “Atlantis” and “Tomorrowland”) and in this case it was no less, as the revenue did not even reach the budget. It’s a shame that people didn’t know how to value things back then this science fiction review of “Treasure Island” which later turned out to be a favorite of many fans.

“Blade Runner”

It happened with this one, and it will happen with Blade Runner 2049 (if you don’t already recognize its cult status): none of the approaches to the world created by Philip K. Dick made enough money for a project of this magnitude. A philosophical science fiction and noir, which did not convince audiences at the time although it was later claimed as an essential piece of the genre.

‘My Neighbor Totoro’

Although it is the icon of Studio Ghibli The truth is that It was a flop at the box office. (Who would think of doing a double with Grave of the Fireflies?) However, subsequent re-releases plus any revenue generated from them are not taken into account Merchandising, without a doubt they managed to make it profitable. Not to mention that it is obviously one of the best rated and most well-known in the study.

“Inside the Labyrinth”

Nostagia often does not allow us to see the forest, and no matter how beautiful the memory they left us, David Bowie as King of the Goblins and the rest of Jim Henson’s puppets None of this means that audiences at the time didn’t support it and that it had really poor box office results.

‘Dark City’

Jennifer Connelly repeats this on the list underrated sci-fi gem and that influenced many later films, such as The Matrix. The crash in cinemas was still monumental posteriori has earned its place as a cult classic.

‘Jennifer’s Body’

At the time, it made just enough to cover costs (perhaps that’s why we never saw a sequel), and that was it massacred by the public and critics. As time goes on, however, many claim it to be the biting horror-comedy that it is, aided by the direction of Karyn Kusama (“The Invitation”) and the concise screenplay by Diablo Cody (“Juno”).

“Kubo and the two magic strings”

It’s a shame that stop-motion animated films don’t get the attention they deserve. This was the one that caused his studio the most losses so far. Paradoxical, if you think about it This animated prodigy is also one of Laika’s most popular.

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