Great Movies That Flopped At The Box Office

The amount of money a movie makes can be an indicator of how good it is, but if a film doesn’t make a ton at the box office doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a dud. There are plenty of movies that received positive reviews, numerous awards, and high audience ratings on sites such as Rotten Tomatoes that didn’t bring in a lot much money while they were in theaters.

Popular films including Citizen Kane, Donnie Darko, and Fight Club might’ve had limited success in theaters, but turned out to be some of the most-watched and beloved movies in cinematic history.

Why Audiences Loved Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

michael cera and mary elizabeth winstead holding red solo cups
Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was based on a graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley about a musician who must fight off his new girlfriend’s evil exes. The memorable cast included Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, and more.

It had a pretty large budget ($85 million) to cover the elaborate special effects, but only made about $48 million worldwide at the box office. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a certified fresh sticker and an 84 percent score because critics thought it was creative, hilarious, and had great visuals.