Remember back when everyone's favorite rom-com was "$3000" starring Richard Gere and hot new star Julia Roberts?
Not every movie starts out being called the movie we've come to know and love. In fact, it's rather common for movies to have "working titles," or titles that just ended up getting changed somewhere between conception and distribution. Steven Spielberg's classic tale of a young lad and his alien pal once had the rather whimsical if vague title of "A Boy's Life" and the Will Smith superhero yarn "Hancock" was almost known as the rather awful "Tonight, He Comes." (Huh?)
Usually whatever title is actually released is ultimately for the best. Here are what a few of the most recognizable movie posters might've looked like if the films they advertise hadn't gone through a name change.
'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' (1982)
'Pretty Woman' (1990)
'American Pie' (1999)
'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' (1974)
'Boys Don't Cry' (1999)
'Annie Hall' (1977)
'While You Were Sleeping' (1995)
'Drop Dead Gorgeous' (1999)