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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.
21st May '17 11:29:10 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.

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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 2001.2001, and quite likely paving the way for the runaway success ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' became.
18th Apr '17 3:05:36 PM thelivingtoad
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* ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' also failed at the box office despite some critical acclaim. Most of its success came from the fact that Ted Turner (who owned Castle Rock Entertainment at the time, and thus owned the rights to the film) loved the movie, and he made sure it was run almost every weekend on TNT and TBS. The film slowly picked up a fanbase from these airings, and its now considered one of the best films of all time. Even before the television rescue, it was also Vindicated by Video: since it got many UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations (including Best Picture) and was already available in VHS at the time, a lot of people decided to rent it.

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* ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' also failed at the box office despite some critical acclaim. Most of its success came from the fact that Ted Turner (who owned Castle Rock Entertainment at the time, and thus owned the rights to the film) loved the movie, and he made sure it was run aired on his TNT and TBS networks almost every weekend on TNT and TBS.for years. The film slowly picked up a fanbase from these airings, and its now considered one of the best films of all time. Even before the television rescue, it was also Vindicated by Video: since it got many UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations (including Best Picture) and was already available in VHS at the time, a lot of people decided to rent it.
18th Apr '17 3:04:46 PM thelivingtoad
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* ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' also failed at the box office despite some critical acclaim. Most of its success came from the fact that Ted Turner (who owned Castle Rock Entertainment at the time, and thus owned the rights to the film) loved this movie and made sure it was run almost every weekend on TNT and TBS and it slowly picked up a fanbase and is now considered one of the finest films of all time. (It's been #1 on the Website/IMDb Top 250 for years.) Even before the television rescue, it was also Vindicated by Video: since it got many UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations (including Best Picture) and was already available in VHS at the time, a lot of people decided to rent it.

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* ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' also failed at the box office despite some critical acclaim. Most of its success came from the fact that Ted Turner (who owned Castle Rock Entertainment at the time, and thus owned the rights to the film) loved this movie the movie, and he made sure it was run almost every weekend on TNT and TBS and it TBS. The film slowly picked up a fanbase from these airings, and is its now considered one of the finest best films of all time. (It's been #1 on the Website/IMDb Top 250 for years.) Even before the television rescue, it was also Vindicated by Video: since it got many UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations (including Best Picture) and was already available in VHS at the time, a lot of people decided to rent it.
14th Apr '17 7:57:45 PM Kadorhal
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* ''Film/BladeRunner'''s theatrical release was on the last weekend of July 1982, a now-legendary [[SummerBlockbuster summer of blockbusters]], most in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror vein (''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' was king, but it was also the year of ''Star Trek II'' and ''Poltergeist''. Trailing stories of its lengthy TroubledProduction, it premiered to disappointing reviews that did, however, mention its visual splendor but found everything else moribund. It did poorly, but thanks to this trope and home video it was seen as one of the decade's most influential films by the end of the 1980s.
* ''Film/BloodRayne'' made less than $4 million at the box office WORLDWIDE against its $25 million production budget - yet its near-immediate release to airings on Creator/{{Syfy}} (and better-than-expected DVD sales) exposed it to bad-movie connoisseurs and justified two direct-to-video sequels.

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* ''Film/BladeRunner'''s theatrical release was on the last weekend of July 1982, a now-legendary [[SummerBlockbuster summer of blockbusters]], most in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror vein (''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' was king, but it was also the year of ''Star Trek II'' ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and ''Poltergeist''.''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''). Trailing stories of its lengthy TroubledProduction, it premiered to disappointing reviews that did, however, mention its visual splendor but found everything else moribund. It did poorly, but thanks to this trope and home video it was seen as one of the decade's most influential films by the end of the 1980s.
* ''Film/BloodRayne'' made less than $4 million at the box office WORLDWIDE ''worldwide'', against its $25 million production budget - yet its near-immediate release to airings on Creator/{{Syfy}} (and better-than-expected DVD sales) exposed it to bad-movie connoisseurs and justified two direct-to-video sequels.



* [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg's]] ''Film/{{Hook}}'' did make a nice profit, but poor reviews and being outcompeted by Disney's ''[[Disney/BeautyandtheBeast Beauty and the Beast]]'' gave the film a rather bad reputation. It has become much better received on cable.

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* [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg's]] Creator/StevenSpielberg's ''Film/{{Hook}}'' did make a nice profit, but poor reviews and being outcompeted by Disney's ''[[Disney/BeautyandtheBeast Beauty and the Beast]]'' ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' gave the film a rather bad reputation. It has become much better received on cable.
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