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6th Sep '17 8:05:24 PM WickedIcon
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* Despite its paramount success in Japan, ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' was a box office bomb in the United States, in part due to Creator/HayaoMiyazaki insisting that the English dub be released unedited.[[note]]Miyazaki had previously expressed resentment towards ''[[{{Macekre}} Warriors of the Wind]]'', a CutAndPasteTranslation of ''Anime/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' that threw out the original's environmentalist themes in favor of pandering to an audience of young boys.[[/note]] Luckily, its immense critical acclaim gave it newfound success from television syndications and home media releases, bringing it on par with its Japanese performance by becoming the highest-selling anime production of 2001, and quite likely paving the way for the runaway success ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', Creator/StudioGhibli's following release, became.

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* Despite its paramount success in Japan, ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' was a box office bomb in the United States, in part due to Creator/HayaoMiyazaki insisting that the English dub be released unedited.[[note]]Miyazaki had previously expressed resentment towards ''[[{{Macekre}} Warriors of the Wind]]'', a CutAndPasteTranslation of ''Anime/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' that threw out the original's environmentalist themes in favor of pandering to an audience of young boys.boys; while releasing most Ghibli films unedited, targeted for children, is a perfectly sane decision, ''Mononoke'' was ''likely not the right film to start with'' given how much BloodierAndGorier it is than Ghibli's previous (and later) films.[[/note]] Luckily, its immense critical acclaim gave it newfound success from television syndications and home media releases, bringing it on par with its Japanese performance by becoming the highest-selling anime production of 2001, and quite likely paving the way for the runaway success ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', Creator/StudioGhibli's following release, became.
6th Sep '17 1:28:24 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Film/{{Xtro}}'' was an obscure British sci-fi flick, but in the late 80's, it began running heavily on {{HBO}}, giving it a cult status and two sequels.

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* ''Film/{{Xtro}}'' was an obscure British sci-fi flick, but in the late 80's, it began running heavily on {{HBO}}, Creator/{{HBO}}, giving it a cult status and two sequels.
22nd Aug '17 6:07:47 PM rjd1922
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' bombed at the box office, but made enough money on home video to spawn ''four'' sequels.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' bombed at the box office, but made enough money on home video to spawn ''four'' ''six'' sequels.
19th Aug '17 9:26:33 PM TommyTiger
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* Oh, ''Film/RemoWilliamsTheAdventureBegins'', was there a weekend afternoon movie block you '''weren't''' on in the '80s?

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* Oh, ''Film/RemoWilliamsTheAdventureBegins'', ''Film/RemoWilliamsTheAdventureBegins'' was there a in pretty much every weekend afternoon movie block you '''weren't''' on in the '80s?'80s.
3rd Jul '17 5:44:53 AM mimitchi33
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** ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' had a decent reception with critics and fans, but with Warner Bros. opting to market the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' instead, it was opened against ''Film/MenInBlackII''. Despite heavy promotion on Cartoon Network, it bombed at the box office. Home video and showings on Cartoon Network and Boomerang helped it gain a strong audience.

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** * ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' had a decent reception with critics and fans, but with Warner Bros. opting to market the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' instead, it was opened against ''Film/MenInBlackII''. Despite heavy promotion on Cartoon Network, it bombed at the box office. Home video and showings on Cartoon Network and Boomerang helped it gain a strong audience.
3rd Jul '17 5:44:32 AM mimitchi33
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** ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' had a decent reception with critics and fans, but with Warner Bros. opting to market the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' instead, it was opened against ''Film/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones''. Despite heavy promotion on Cartoon Network, it bombed at the box office. Home video and showings on Cartoon Network and Boomerang helped it gain a strong audience.

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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' did decently at the box office, but it didn't become as popular as it was until its' DVD release during the 2002 holiday season, which sold over a million copies in it's first year.
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' had a decent reception with critics and fans, but with Warner Bros. opting to market the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' instead, it was opened against ''Film/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones''.''Film/MenInBlackII''. Despite heavy promotion on Cartoon Network, it bombed at the box office. Home video and showings on Cartoon Network and Boomerang helped it gain a strong audience.


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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfElmoInGrouchland'' bombed at the box office because of its' target audience, but later became the biggest-selling children's VHS of the late 90's.
26th Jun '17 7:31:58 PM cwf123
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* ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' became one since the sudden release of the 2017 hit film [[spoiler: ''Film/{{Split}}'']]
12th Jun '17 9:20:11 PM nombretomado
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* Speaking of The Z Channel, James Woods got national recognition and an AcademyAward nomination solely because the cable station championed a little seen indie film ''Film/{{Salvador}}''.

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* Speaking of The Z Channel, James Woods got national recognition and an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination solely because the cable station championed a little seen indie film ''Film/{{Salvador}}''.
24th May '17 5:24:04 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is a CultClassic. A UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} sale, however, managed to boost it to that week's number one (''by revenue''), beating out quite a few new releases. It generally occupies the top-seller space on Good Old Games when there isn't a sale going on.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is a CultClassic. A UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} sale, however, managed to boost it to that week's number one (''by revenue''), beating out quite a few new releases. It generally occupies the top-seller space on Good Old Games Website/GOGDotCom when there isn't a sale going on.
21st May '17 11:29:42 AM AndyLA
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* Despite its paramount success in Japan, ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' was a box office bomb in the United States, in part due to Creator/HayaoMiyazaki insisting that the English dub be released unedited.[[note]]Miyazaki had previously expressed resentment towards ''[[{{Macekre}} Warriors of the Wind]]'', a CutAndPasteTranslation of ''Anime/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' that threw out the original's environmentalist themes in favor of pandering to an audience of young boys.[[/note]] Luckily, its immense critical acclaim gave it newfound success from television syndications and home media releases, bringing it on par with its Japanese performance by becoming the highest-selling anime production of 2001, and quite likely paving the way for the runaway success ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' became.

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* Despite its paramount success in Japan, ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' was a box office bomb in the United States, in part due to Creator/HayaoMiyazaki insisting that the English dub be released unedited.[[note]]Miyazaki had previously expressed resentment towards ''[[{{Macekre}} Warriors of the Wind]]'', a CutAndPasteTranslation of ''Anime/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' that threw out the original's environmentalist themes in favor of pandering to an audience of young boys.[[/note]] Luckily, its immense critical acclaim gave it newfound success from television syndications and home media releases, bringing it on par with its Japanese performance by becoming the highest-selling anime production of 2001, and quite likely paving the way for the runaway success ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', Creator/StudioGhibli's following release, became.
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