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18th Feb '18 5:12:28 PM LB7979
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* John Waters' ''Film/{{Crybaby}}''. It got good reception from critics, but failed to make back its $12 million budget. It's since become a cult classic, inspiring a Tony-nominated Broadway musical of the same name.

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* John Waters' ''Film/{{Crybaby}}''.''Film/CryBaby''. It got good reception from critics, but failed to make back its $12 million budget. It's since become a cult classic, inspiring a Tony-nominated Broadway musical of the same name.
15th Feb '18 11:11:09 AM PF
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* ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall 2}}'' received near unanimous critical acclaim, a warm reception from the series' fanbase after a coldly received beta, and a multiplatform launch after the first game's Xbox console exclusivity. Despite this, it is ultimately [[http://www.pcgamer.com/ea-share-price-dips-in-response-to-analyst-predicting-substantially-disappointing-titanfall-2-sales/ predicted to sell only a little over half of the sales of the first game.]] Many believe that publisher EA's decision to launch the game only a week after their own highly hyped multiplayer shooter, ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 1}}'', in a gambit to launch two shooters against Activison's next ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', only ended up causing the bigger ''Battlefield 1'' to dwarf the game's presence. The fact that ''Titanfall 2'' is a external project only published by EA while ''Battlefield 1'' is both published and developed by EA has led some of the more [[ConspiracyTheorist devout fans]] to believe that EA [[ScrewedByTheNetwork purposely gimped]] the success of ''Titanfall 2'' in order to ensure Respawn Entertainment's financial failure, thus allowing EA to buy the IP outright from amongst the wreckage

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* ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall 2}}'' received near unanimous critical acclaim, a warm reception from the series' fanbase after a coldly received beta, and a multiplatform launch after the first game's Xbox console exclusivity. Despite this, it is ultimately [[http://www.pcgamer.com/ea-share-price-dips-in-response-to-analyst-predicting-substantially-disappointing-titanfall-2-sales/ predicted to sell sold only a little over half of the sales of the first game.]] Many believe that publisher EA's decision to launch the game only a week after their own highly hyped multiplayer shooter, ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 1}}'', in a gambit to launch two shooters against Activison's next ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', only ended up causing the bigger ''Battlefield 1'' to dwarf the game's presence. The fact that ''Titanfall 2'' is a external project only published by EA while ''Battlefield 1'' is both published and developed by EA has led some of the more [[ConspiracyTheorist devout fans]] to believe that EA [[ScrewedByTheNetwork purposely gimped]] the success of ''Titanfall 2'' in order to ensure Respawn Entertainment's financial failure, thus allowing EA to buy the IP outright from amongst the wreckagewreckage.
14th Feb '18 12:15:48 PM rjd1922
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* ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' in the United States. While it has received largely positive reviews from critics, a small Western fanbase and [[AdoredByTheNetwork airs multiple times a day on Disney XD]], it's nowhere ''near'' as popular as it is in Japan. While it regularly is a top-rated show in Japan, in America its top-rated episode only pulled 500,000 viewers and regularly struggles to beat other shows airing on Disney XD such as ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''.

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* ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' in the United States. While it has received largely positive reviews from critics, a small Western fanbase and [[AdoredByTheNetwork airs multiple times a day day]] on Disney XD]], Creator/DisneyXD, it's nowhere ''near'' as popular as it is in Japan. While it regularly is a top-rated show in Japan, in America its top-rated episode only pulled 500,000 viewers and regularly struggles to beat other shows airing on Disney XD such as ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''.
14th Feb '18 12:15:29 PM rjd1922
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* ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'' in the United States. While it has received largely positive reviews from critics, a small Western fanbase and [[AdoredByTheNetwork airs multiple times a day on Disney XD]], it's nowhere ''near'' as popular as it is in Japan. While it regularly is a top-rated show in Japan, in America its top-rated episode only pulled 500,000 viewers and regularly struggles to beat other shows airing on Disney XD such as ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''.

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* ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'' ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' in the United States. While it has received largely positive reviews from critics, a small Western fanbase and [[AdoredByTheNetwork airs multiple times a day on Disney XD]], it's nowhere ''near'' as popular as it is in Japan. While it regularly is a top-rated show in Japan, in America its top-rated episode only pulled 500,000 viewers and regularly struggles to beat other shows airing on Disney XD such as ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''.
11th Feb '18 7:48:24 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall 2}}'' received near unanimous critical acclaim, a warm reception from the series' fanbase after a coldly received beta, and a multiplatform launch after the first game's Xbox console exclusivity. Despite this, it is ultimately [[http://www.pcgamer.com/ea-share-price-dips-in-response-to-analyst-predicting-substantially-disappointing-titanfall-2-sales/ predicted to sell only a little over half of the sales of the first game.]] Many believe that publisher EA's decision to launch the game only a week after their own highly hyped multiplayer shooter, ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 1}}'', in a gambit to launch two shooters against Activison's next ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', only ended up causing the bigger ''Battlefield 1'' to dwarf the game's presence. The fact that ''Titanfall 2'' is a external project only published by EA while ''Battlefield 1'' is both published and developed by EA has led some of the more [[ConspiracyTheorist devout fans]] to believe that EA [[ScrewedByTheNetwork purposely gimped]] the success of ''Titanfall 2'' in order to ensure Respawn Entertainment's financial failure, thus allowing EA to buy the IP outright from amongst the wreckage.
* ''VideoGame/NieR'' had the misfortune to come out around the same time as [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII another, much larger Square Enix RPG.]] None of this was helped by the fact that the game was a weird, sluggish, and [[CrapsackWorld rather unpleasant]] tale of a [[PapaWolf father]] trying to save his child from [[LivingShadow a horde of Shadow people,]] a premise that was still a lot less popular than your standard Pretty Young People Save The World. The game (and its soundtrack) was of a high enough quality to often get specific shout outs from game reviewers, but it was too flawed and badly timed to sell all that well. A few years of positive word of mouth, however, gave the story a happy ending in the form of a [[VideoGame/NieRAutomata follow-up that sold quite well]]... partly because it actually had a budget, partly because it had [[Creator/PlatinumGames a certain talented studio backing it up.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall 2}}'' received near unanimous critical acclaim, a warm reception from the series' fanbase after a coldly received beta, and a multiplatform launch after the first game's Xbox console exclusivity. Despite this, it is ultimately [[http://www.pcgamer.com/ea-share-price-dips-in-response-to-analyst-predicting-substantially-disappointing-titanfall-2-sales/ predicted to sell only a little over half of the sales of the first game.]] Many believe that publisher EA's decision to launch the game only a week after their own highly hyped multiplayer shooter, ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 1}}'', in a gambit to launch two shooters against Activison's next ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', only ended up causing the bigger ''Battlefield 1'' to dwarf the game's presence. The fact that ''Titanfall 2'' is a external project only published by EA while ''Battlefield 1'' is both published and developed by EA has led some of the more [[ConspiracyTheorist devout fans]] to believe that EA [[ScrewedByTheNetwork purposely gimped]] the success of ''Titanfall 2'' in order to ensure Respawn Entertainment's financial failure, thus allowing EA to buy the IP outright from amongst the wreckage.
* ''VideoGame/NieR'' had the misfortune to come out around the same time as [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII another, much larger Square Enix RPG.]] None of this was helped by the fact that the game was a weird, sluggish, and [[CrapsackWorld rather unpleasant]] tale of a [[PapaWolf father]] trying to save his child from [[LivingShadow a horde of Shadow people,]] a premise that was still a lot less popular than your standard Pretty Young People Save The World. The game (and its soundtrack) was of a high enough quality to often get specific shout outs from game reviewers, but it was too flawed and badly timed to sell all that well. A few years of positive word of mouth, however, gave the story a happy ending in the form of a [[VideoGame/NieRAutomata follow-up that sold quite well]]... partly because it actually had a budget, partly because it had [[Creator/PlatinumGames a certain talented studio backing it up.]]
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8th Feb '18 9:36:38 PM klausbaudelaire
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* ''Kit Kittredge: An American Girl'', a film based on the eponymous [[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]] character, was released to mostly positive reception, but it didn't fare well at the box office as theatres didn't want to gamble on another "doll movie" following the release of ''Film/{{Bratz}}''.

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* ''Kit Kittredge: An American Girl'', a film based on the eponymous [[Literature/AmericanGirlsKit eponymous]] [[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]] character, was released to mostly positive reception, but it didn't fare well at the box office as theatres didn't want to gamble on another "doll movie" following the release of ''Film/{{Bratz}}''.




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* The 2017 film adaptation of ''Theatre/APortraitOfTheArtistAsFilipino'' barely broke even at the box office, earning ₱29 million despite critical acclaim. Well, considering how [[LowestCommonDenominator mainstream entries]] at the film festival like ''Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad'' do appeal more to the ''masa'' than what is perceived to be too highbrow, it isn't surprising. Producer Girlie Rodis however stated that they were [[DoingItForTheArt doing it more for the art]] than to compete with those "[[RomanticComedy romcoms]]" mainstream studios [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks churn out every so often]], aiming to provide an alternative to the latter that is suitable for school educational viewings.
12th Jan '18 2:08:24 PM fruitstripegum
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* ''Vicki Fox'' is one of the only ''three'' web comics to get [[http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Vicki_Fox a positive review]] on the Bad Webcomics Wiki. However, [[http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vickifox.com if you type the name of the comic on Alexa,]] you will find out that the comic is read just as much as the average web comic victim of SturgeonsLaw.

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* ''Vicki Fox'' ''Webcomic/TheWorldOfVickiFox'' is one of the only ''three'' ''four'' web comics to get [[http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Vicki_Fox a positive review]] on the Bad Webcomics Wiki. However, [[http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vickifox.com if you type the name of the comic on Alexa,]] you will find out that the comic is read just as much as the average web comic victim of SturgeonsLaw.
9th Jan '18 1:45:04 PM hipsterelephant
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* Despite being ''Creator/DavidLynch'' most critically acclaimed film, ''Film/TheStraightStory'' only made $6.2 million of it's $10 million dollar budget.

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* Despite being ''Creator/DavidLynch'' the most critically acclaimed film, film by ''Creator/DavidLynch'', ''Film/TheStraightStory'' only made $6.2 million of it's $10 million dollar budget.
2nd Jan '18 6:51:31 AM hipsterelephant
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* Despite being ''Creator/DavidLynch'' most critically acclaimed film, ''Film/TheStraightStory'' only made $6.2 million of it's $10 million dollar budget.
26th Dec '17 3:21:22 PM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ferdinand}}'' got positive reviews and Golden Globe Award nominations, but was curb-stomped by ''Star Wars: The Last Jedi''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ferdinand}}'' got positive reviews and Golden Globe Award nominations, but was curb-stomped by ''Star Wars: The Last Jedi''.''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheLastJedi''.
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