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Old 08-10-04, 08:42 AM
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Movies that did poorly at theaters, but well on DVD

Can anyone name some movies that did poorly at theaters, but did well on DVD? Bubba Ho-Tep is the only one that comes to my mind, but then again it was a limited release movie.
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Old 08-10-04, 08:54 AM
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Sure.. Office Space, a favorite of all us cubicle dwellers on here.

This is from IMDB:
This movie has gained cult status on video. Mike Judge has said more people talk to him about this movie than any project he has ever worked on. Also, he doubts there will be a sequel, due to poor box office.

After the movie became a cult item, Mike Judge was offered a chance to make a sequel called "Office Space 2: Still Renting". But Judge said that he had been through enough anguish over the first one that he didn't want to put himself through the experience again.
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Old 08-10-04, 09:07 AM
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I would guess Super Troopers...everyone I know owns that movie but nobody saw it until it came out on dvd...
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the big one....

AUSTIN POWERS

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also Pitch Black
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Old 08-10-04, 09:10 AM
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Bubba Ho-Tep did very well in theaters, considering its budget and it's internet only word of mouth promotion. In many cities it had sell out shows.
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donnie darko, made only 524 thousand in the box office, and now its a big hit on dvd.
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Pretty much all Kevin Smith films (namely Clerks and Mallrats).
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Old 08-10-04, 10:01 AM
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Fight Club did poorly in theaters with a 63 million dollar budget and a 37 million dollar take. Now it's considered an "essential" DVD.
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Pearl Harbour
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Old 08-10-04, 10:16 AM
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The Terminator - only made about $9 million in theatrical release, but was a HUGE hit on VHS.
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Old 08-10-04, 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by Shannon Nutt
The Terminator - only made about $9 million in theatrical release, but was a HUGE hit on VHS.
The Terminator was a moderate hit in theaters. Costing only $6.4 M and making $38.3 M domestic and $40 M overseas.


http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=terminator.htm
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The best known example of this is Jaws.
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Whaaaaaaat? Last time I checked, that little film made in $200 million domestically.
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Originally posted by Matthew Chmiel
Whaaaaaaat? Last time I checked, that little film made in $200 million domestically.
I think PH cost about 200 million to make so making that much in the theatre isn't so good. But today I think most movies pull in more in DVD sales then in the theatre anyway. Also you can't count very limited releases that are pretty much direct to video that happen to make a few art houses in the big cities.
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While Disney's Atlantis didn't necessarily do poorly, it underperformed and its home video sales outgrossed its domestic take i believe.
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These immediately come to mind:

Boondock Saints
Donnie Darko
Mallrats
Office Space
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Old 08-10-04, 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by pagansoul
I think PH cost about 200 million to make so making that much in the theatre isn't so good. But today I think most movies pull in more in DVD sales then in the theatre anyway.
Money should not enter into this discussion.

It's better rephrased as "What movie did nobody see in theaters but everyone has seen and loved at home?'

By that criteria, PH doesn't count as MANY people did see it in the theater.
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