Sometimes really great movies don’t get the kind of love that they deserve when they are first released. There are many different reasons for this. Sometimes they just aren’t marketed well or they can’t find an appropriate audience for the film. There is also the problem with competition – sometimes they are competing with some really popular movies at the theatre, which puts them at a real disadvantage. Many of these films have since become cult classics; however, for some of them, it took years. Here are 7 films that are really great but, for whatever reason, bombed at the box office.
7. Office Space
“Office Space” may have a cult following now, but when it was first released in theatres it failed to make an impression. With a budget of $10 million, it only made $10,827,810 in North America and another $2 million internationally. According to the director Mike Judge, the movie was a tough sell. “Office Space isn’t like American Pie,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “It doesn’t have the kind of jokes you put in a 15-second television spot of somebody getting hit on the head with a frying pan. It’s sly. And let me tell you, sly is hard to sell.”