8 underrated movies that flopped at the box office. How does one measure the success of a film? Well, an average audience would look towards the box office collections. However, the real success of a film is by the fan following it ends up harnessing. Some movies do not perform well at the box office but end up becoming cult classics. The reason for this is the main plot that does not appeal to a bigger audience. So, here’s a list of 8 underrated movies that flopped at the box office.
Even big names such as Robert Downey Jr. and Jake Gyllenhaal couldn’t help the movie. Based on true events and a real criminal, the movie follows a hardcore investigation and a class apart performance by every actor in the film.
We all love to see Karl Urban in action, right? However, the movie could not even cover up its budget when it came to the box office collections. But that didn’t stop the film from getting a major following over the years.
Martin Scorsese is an exceptional director and is known for using violence in just the right way. However, for this film, he took a break from all that and went for a dramatic adventure movie. Be it, Martin or anyone, the movie failed to impress people with its box office collection.
4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Everyone knows that Jesse James is one of the most famous outlaws in American history. Even though the movie failed to recover even half of its budget, it remains a classic in the eyes of the critics regardless. The movie easily brought back the era of cinematography that looks like art.
5. The Road
The Road is based on a novel with the same name written by Cormac McCarthy. The movie is directed by John Hillcoat and managed to earn a few million over the budget. It still remains an intense film that is more than a one-time watch.
6. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
For everyone who loves a war movie, the movie is a delight and a remedy for sore eyes. Russell Crowe’s performance is something to look forward to and enjoy in its true sense. However, the movie was released in the same year as The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which remained in the spotlight throughout the year.
In reality, this Brad Pitt movie did not work so well for Disney. The movie did not perform well according to the expectation of the production house and Disney finally understood that live-action sci-fi flicks aren’t their cup of tea.
8. Edge of Tomorrow
Who doesn’t love Tom Cruise in an action movie? For decades he has entertained us with some jaw-dropping action sequences. However, Edge of Tomorrow did not work well for the actor simply because the action wasn’t perceived well by the fans. But throughout the years, the movie has gained a massive fan following. One reason why the movie did not perform at the box office is because of the sloppy marketing.
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