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17 Movie Bombs That Became Cult Classics

Best Life Logo By Marcus Jones of Best Life | Slide 1 of 18: Some movies manage to deeply connect with audiences right out of the gate. Whether it's a family classic like E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, a space opera like Star Wars, or a romantic historical drama like Titanic, the choice few break box office records and capture hearts as soon as they hit theaters. But other iconic movies weren't built in a single opening weekend. In fact, some of the films that have changed cinematic history barely made a blip at the box office when they were first released. They were actually undisputed movie bombs.But, whether it was through a favored position on the Blockbuster shelf, a TV re-airing that caught the eyes of eager channel-flippers, or a midnight interactive screening event, these films have built up a fandom over the years. They've all proven that slow and steady does sometimes win the race. Read on for the list of movies you won't believe were ever considered failures. And for the movies that had bad reviews but made big bucks, here are 30 Box-Office “Flops” That Actually Made Lots of Money.

17 Movie Bombs That Became Cult Classics

Some movies manage to deeply connect with audiences right out of the gate. Whether it's a family classic like E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, a space opera like Star Wars, or a romantic historical drama like Titanic, the choice few break box office records and capture hearts as soon as they hit theaters. But other iconic movies weren't built in a single opening weekend. In fact, some of the films that have changed cinematic history barely made a blip at the box office when they were first released. They were actually undisputed movie bombs.

But, whether it was through a favored position on the Blockbuster shelf, a TV re-airing that caught the eyes of eager channel-flippers, or a midnight interactive screening event, these films have built up a fandom over the years. They've all proven that slow and steady does sometimes win the race. Read on for the list of movies you won't believe were ever considered failures. And for the movies that had bad reviews but made big bucks, here are 30 Box-Office “Flops” That Actually Made Lots of Money.

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