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30th May '16 10:10:17 PM Doug86
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* ''Film/{{Intolerance}}'' was a tremendous critical success, and is now [[VindicatedByHistory considered D.W. Griffith's masterpiece]], but its ponderous length, overly experimental cinematography, and [[AuthorTract anti-war message]] drove away audiences on the eve of the U.S.'s entry into WorldWarOne. Given its inflated budget - $ 2.5 million, enough to build a naval cruiser at the time - it went down in history as Hollywood's first big failure.

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* ''Film/{{Intolerance}}'' was a tremendous critical success, and is now [[VindicatedByHistory considered D.W. Griffith's masterpiece]], but its ponderous length, overly experimental cinematography, and [[AuthorTract anti-war message]] drove away audiences on the eve of the U.S.'s entry into WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Given its inflated budget - $ 2.5 million, enough to build a naval cruiser at the time - it went down in history as Hollywood's first big failure.
29th May '16 5:23:41 AM PF
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* ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' was also an initial stateside flop, having to do with a late era UsefulNotes/PlayStation release, meager marketing push from Enix, and just being too unique for its own good. It did gain a following, and similar to ''Suikoden II'' above, become valuable on the aftermarket, but thankfully it received a port on the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable and two follow-ups.

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* ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' was also an initial stateside flop, having to do with a late era UsefulNotes/PlayStation [=PlayStation=] release, meager marketing push from Enix, and just being too unique for its own good. It did gain a following, and similar to ''Suikoden II'' above, become valuable on the aftermarket, but thankfully it received a port on the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable and two follow-ups.



* ''VideoGame/TailConcerto'' is a fun, cute and light-hearted platformer for the UsefulNotes/PS1, but it sadly didn't get much attention when it was released. However, does have a following, which was enough for the developers to make a SpiritualSequel with a SharedUniverse, namely ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}''.

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* ''VideoGame/TailConcerto'' is a fun, cute and light-hearted platformer for the UsefulNotes/PS1, [=PlayStation=], but it sadly didn't get much attention when it was released. However, does have a following, which was enough for the developers to make a SpiritualSequel with a SharedUniverse, namely ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}''.
28th May '16 9:13:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/TailConcerto'' is a fun, cute and light-hearted platformer for the PS1, but it sadly didn't get much attention when it was released. However, does have a following, which was enough for the developers to make a SpiritualSequel with a SharedUniverse, namely ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}''.

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* ''VideoGame/TailConcerto'' is a fun, cute and light-hearted platformer for the PS1, UsefulNotes/PS1, but it sadly didn't get much attention when it was released. However, does have a following, which was enough for the developers to make a SpiritualSequel with a SharedUniverse, namely ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}''.
26th May '16 9:38:03 PM TrollMan
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* Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' was acclaimed like most of the studio's other works, even receiving award nominations, but has the dubious honor of being their first box office flop. Despite having passed $100 million in the U.S., it cost double that to make, and it faced competition from the likes of ''The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2'', ''Film/{{Creed}}'', and Disney's own ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', which had the biggest opening weekend ever.

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* Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' was acclaimed like most of the studio's other works, works (although considered by many to be one of their weaker films), even receiving award nominations, but has the dubious honor of being their first box office flop. Despite having passed $100 million in the U.S., it cost double that to make, and it faced competition from the likes of ''The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2'', ''Film/{{Creed}}'', and Disney's own ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', which had the biggest opening weekend ever.
26th May '16 4:54:57 PM MontyPythonFanatic2
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* No one was yet calling it the greatest movie of all time, but ''Film/CitizenKane'' opened to glowing reviews and a disastrous box office. It didn't win "Best Picture" that year, but it was nominated for it and it did win for "Best Screenplay". A lot of its early misfortune is probably due to William Randolph Hearst's refusal to give publicity to the film, even [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity bad publicity]].

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* No one was yet calling it the greatest movie of all time, but ''Film/CitizenKane'' opened to glowing reviews and a disastrous box office. It didn't win "Best Picture" that year, but it was nominated for it and it did win for "Best Screenplay". A lot of its early misfortune is probably due to the powerful media mogul William Randolph Hearst's refusal Hearst, whom the film was ostensibly based on, refusing to give publicity to the film, even [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity bad publicity]].
26th May '16 4:54:01 PM MontyPythonFanatic2
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* No one was yet calling it the greatest movie of all time, but ''Film/CitizenKane'' opened to glowing reviews and a disastrous box office. It didn't win "Best Picture" that year, but it was nominated for it and it did win for "Best Screenplay". A lot of its early misfortune is probably due to William Randolph Hearst's ExecutiveMeddling.

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* No one was yet calling it the greatest movie of all time, but ''Film/CitizenKane'' opened to glowing reviews and a disastrous box office. It didn't win "Best Picture" that year, but it was nominated for it and it did win for "Best Screenplay". A lot of its early misfortune is probably due to William Randolph Hearst's ExecutiveMeddling.refusal to give publicity to the film, even [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity bad publicity]].
26th May '16 4:43:49 PM MontyPythonFanatic2
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** Disney's sequel to ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', simply titled ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' (2011) is a strange case of this in the Canon. Released to thunderous acclaim (including a 90% Website/RottenTomatoes score, which is the highest score for any Disney Canon movie since 1994), it only made a meager $33 million at the box office - at a $30 million budget. This was most likely a result of the dubious decision to release the movie simultaneously with ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II]]''.

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** Disney's sequel to ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', simply titled ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' (2011) is a strange case of this in the Canon. Released to thunderous acclaim (including a 90% Website/RottenTomatoes score, which is was, at the time, the highest score for any Disney Canon movie since 1994), it only made a meager $33 million at the box office - at a $30 million budget. This was most likely a result of the dubious decision to release the movie simultaneously with ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II]]''.
23rd May '16 5:00:05 AM PF
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* ''VideoGame/YoKaiWatch'' in North America. Despite near-universal praise from critics and those who played it; the game has sold poorly in North America, [[AmericansHateTingle in stark contrast to its]] [[CashCowFranchise sales in Japan]]. Launching ''the very same day'' as ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsIII'' definitely didn't help matters. Thankfully, though, the game [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is doing much better in Europe]], and Yokai Watch 2 has been announced for North America.

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* ''VideoGame/YoKaiWatch'' in North America. Despite near-universal praise from critics and those who played it; the game has sold poorly in North America, [[AmericansHateTingle in stark contrast to its]] [[CashCowFranchise sales in Japan]]. Launching ''the very same day'' as ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsIII'' definitely didn't help matters. Thankfully, though, the game [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is doing much better in Europe]], and Yokai ''Yo-Kai Watch 2 2'' has been announced for North America.
22nd May '16 11:22:45 PM Bat178
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* ''VideoGame/YoKaiWatch'' in North America. Despite near-universal praise from critics and those who played it; the game has sold poorly in North America, [[AmericansHateTingle in stark contrast to its]] [[CashCowFranchise sales in Japan]] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff and Europe]]. Launching ''the very same day'' as ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsIII'' definitely didn't help matters. Despite this, Level-5 still plans to localize the sequels.

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* ''VideoGame/YoKaiWatch'' in North America. Despite near-universal praise from critics and those who played it; the game has sold poorly in North America, [[AmericansHateTingle in stark contrast to its]] [[CashCowFranchise sales in Japan]] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff and Europe]].Japan]]. Launching ''the very same day'' as ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsIII'' definitely didn't help matters. Despite this, Level-5 still plans to localize Thankfully, though, the sequels.game [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is doing much better in Europe]], and Yokai Watch 2 has been announced for North America.
22nd May '16 11:18:43 PM Bat178
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* ''VideoGame/YoKaiWatch'' in North America. Despite near-universal praise from critics and those who played it; the game has sold poorly in North America, [[AmericansHateTingle in stark contrast to its]] [[CashCowFranchise sales in Japan]]. Launching ''the very same day'' as ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsIII'' definitely didn't help matters. Despite this, Level-5 still plans to localize the sequels.

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* ''VideoGame/YoKaiWatch'' in North America. Despite near-universal praise from critics and those who played it; the game has sold poorly in North America, [[AmericansHateTingle in stark contrast to its]] [[CashCowFranchise sales in Japan]].Japan]] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff and Europe]]. Launching ''the very same day'' as ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsIII'' definitely didn't help matters. Despite this, Level-5 still plans to localize the sequels.
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