You get good movies and then you get classics that you can watch over and over again. The funny think about the classics is that there are a number of them that bombed at the cinemas. Their sales during the opening weeks sucked, but they ended up being some of the most memorable ones.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Now, who did not enjoy the cross-dressing Tim Curry in his youth? When it was released in 1975, it didn’t do all that well. Some speculate that it was a bit risqué for the time. It took a while, but today it is a classic.
Dazed and Confused
It’s hard to believe that one of Matthew McConaughey’s movies was a bit of a let-down when it was released. Although the movie had good reviews, it fell victim to some sub-par marketing and never received the attention it was due.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Paramount pictures can easily feel that they have been done in with this one. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory received nominations for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe, but it still wasn’t a commercial success. Warner Brothers bought it over and changed its status forever.
To think that the IMDB’s number one movie of all time was a flop at the box office is unthinkable. Shawshank had a very slow start, but it gained speed over some years and set the bar pretty high for quality movies.
Jane Fonda will always be remembered for her role as the futuristic female heroine in Barbarella. On the US circuit is didn’t do great, but people in Europe loved it. Fonda’s seductive outfits became iconic after the movie and ensured that the movie would rise to success.