These movies may have bombed at the box office, but they’ve gone down in history as great films.
10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
This classic musical now has a dedicated fan base who dress up as the characters, attend sing-alongs and wear out their copies but when it was released, there was little interest.
9. It’s A Wonderful Life
When it was released, film critics were not kind, most found it inoffensive enough but nothing spectacular; now it is a classic movie.
8. Donnie Darko
This cult classic only made half a million dollars during the few months it was on show. It was only through word of mouth and the DVD release that people sought it out.
7. Hedwig and the Angru Inch
A musical about a transgendered rock star was always going to be a hard sell but this film is fast becoming the next Rocky Horror and rightly so!
6. Peeping Tom
One of Martin Scorsese’s favourite movies, most people avoided seeing this movie due to it’s shocking subject matter. It is now considered a classic.
5. Blade Runner
The cut which was released in cinema’s was not the one director Ridley Scott wanted; it was a travesty and did not do well. However, various re-cuts have went on to be hugely successful.
4. The Wizard of Oz
The film cost $2.8 million to make and only just covered its costs,; bringing in $3 million.
3. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
I would go as far as to say this was a perfect film, definitely better than 99% of the other offerings in 2010, yet hardly anyone saw it when it was in the cinema.
2. Fight Club
The movie only made around $37 million when it was released but has since gained momentum on DVD and is a firm staple on many cult classic lists.