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11 Classic Movies That Were Box Office Bombs

Dazed and Confused Gramercy Pictures

The high school burnout classic "Dazed and Confused" is one of the most fondly remembered movies of the early '90s. But did you know that when the movie was first released, it was like, a total flop, man? Bummer.

But here we are today celebrating the 20-year anniversary, giving it the love it so deserves. It turns out that "Dazed and Confused" is in pretty good company when it comes to now-classics that didn't get showered with box office love upon their initial release. Check it out, man. Get More »

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'Prisoners' Puts Box Office On Lockdown

Warner Bros. Warner Bros.

Hugh Jackman's new film "Prisoners" took no prisoners at the cineplex this weekend as the critically lauded drama took in $21.4 million to easily win the box office title according to Film.com.

Not that there was much competition. Other than returning champ "Insidious: Chapter 2," which earned $14.5 million in its second weekend of release, no film managed to even crack $10 million. The weekend's only other major new release, "Battle of the Year," turned out to be one of the duds of the year, earning just $5 million in its debut.

Next weekend should be a different story thanks to major new releases "Rush," "Don Jon" and "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2." For now, though, head over to Film.com for this weekend's full box office top ten.

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'Insidious: Chapter 2' Scares Up Major Moolah

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"Insidious: Chapter 2" may not have seemed like a particularly necessary sequel, but it justified its own existence this weekend by racking up an amazing $41.1 million according to Film.com.

Considering the horror flick was made for a paltry $5 million, it's safe to call "Insidious: Chapter 2" a runaway hit. Not so for Robert De Niro's latest paycheck film, "The Family," which managed only a so-so $14.5 million in its first weekend despite the presence of high profile co-stars Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Pfieffer. Maybe next time Bob should try playing a mobster living in a haunted house instead. Just to mix things up.

For a full run down of the weekend's box office top ten, including numbers for returning hits "Riddick," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "We're the Millers," head to Film.com.

 

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Vin Diesel Scores Another Number One with 'Riddick'

Riddick Universal

There's no stopping Vin Diesel, as Hollywood's top badass scored yet another number one box office hit thanks to "Riddick," which earned an estimated $18.7 million over the weekend according to Film.com.

That was more than enough to take the top spot, due in large part to the fact that there were no other new releases. As a result, returning films "Lee Daniels' The Butler" ($8.9 million), "Instructions Not Included" ($8.1 million) and "We're the Millers" ($7.9 million) all stayed strong as well.

Next weekend could be a different story, as the horror sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2" is set to open. For now, though, you can check out this weekend's full box office top ten at Film.com.

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'One Direction: This Is Us' Wins Box Office

One Direction at the 'Today' Show Getty Images

The power of the boy band struck again this weekend, as the concert film "One Direction: This Is Us" topped the charts with an estimated $17 million according to Film.com.

That was just enough to beat out returning hits "Lee Daniels' The Butler" ($14.7 million) and "We're the Millers" ($12.6 million), both of which had extremely strong holds from last weekend. Overall, while there were no major standout hits, the box office still managed to post its highest Labor Day weekend totals in history, with an estimated $124 million over the three day weekend.

For a full rundown of this weekend's box office top ten, including figures for new releases "Instructions Not Included" and "Getaway," head to Film.com.

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'The Butler' Did It... Again

Lee Daniels' The Butler The Weinstein Company

Stop us if you've heard this one before, but according to Film.com, "Lee Daniels' The Butler" won the box office for the second weekend in a row, as the drama about what goes on behind closed doors at the White House brought in an estimated $17 million.

That was enough to hold off a trio of newcomers, including "The Mortal Instruments" (third place with $9.3 million), "The World's End" (fourth place with $8.9 million) and "You're Next" (seventh place with $7 million).

The good news for all three of those films is that next week's crop of new releases looks even weaker. The bad news? There's a good chance "The Butler" might just do it again.

For a full look at this weekend's box office top ten, head to Film.com.

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'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Tops Tepid Box Office

Lee Daniels' The Butler The Weinstein Company

There were four new releases at the box office this weekend, but only one of them co-starred media machine Oprah Winfrey, meaning "Lee Daniels' The Butler" easily cruised to the top spot on the charts with an estimated $25 million according to Film.com.

Meanwhile, the other three new releases flopped to varying degrees. "Kick-Ass 2" was a mild flop with an estimated $13.6 million, while Ashton Kutcher's "Jobs" was a major flop, bringing in just $6.7 million. And "Paranoia" turned out to be one of the biggest flops in ages, as Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman combined managed just $3.6 million, missing the top ten entirely and earning an epically horrible 4% Rotten Tomatoes score along the way.

For a full run down of this weekend's box office figures, including numbers for returning hits "We're the Millers" and "Elysium," head to Film.com.

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'Elysium' Occupies Top Spot at the Cineplex

Elysium Columbia Pictures

Matt Damon's sci-fi parable about the dangers facing the 99% in the distant future ended up redistributing some wealth into its own pockets this weekend, as "Elysium" topped the box office with an estimated $30.5 million according to Film.com.

That was enough to edge out Jennifer Aniston's R-rated comedy "We're the Millers," which brought in a strong $26.6 million. Disney's "Cars" spinoff "Planes" debuted in third place with $22.5 million, while "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" rounded out a crowded field of newcomers with an estimated $14.6 million.

For a full run down of the weekend box office, including figures for returning hits "2 Guns" and "The Wolverine," head to Film.com.

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'2 Guns' Is Number One with a Bullet

2 Guns Sony

This just in: Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are big movie stars. We know that comes as a shock to everyone, but it's true, as proven by the fact that their new movie "2 Guns" won the box office this weekend according to Film.com.

Of course, the $27.4 million "2 Guns" made isn't exactly setting any records; we're pretty sure both stars have earned bigger individual paychecks than that for some of their previous roles. But thanks to last week's champ, "The Wolverine," fading to $21.7 million in its second week of release and newcomer "Smurfs 2" taking a complete header with just $18.2 million, "2 Guns" still did well enough to top the charts.

For a full rundown of this weekend's box office figures, including numbers for returning hits "The Conjuring" and "Despicable Me 2," head to Film.com.

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'The Wolverine' Carves Up the Box Office

The Wolverine Fox

Hugh Jackman's "The Wolverine" was the only new major studio release of the weekend and as a result it easily won the box office according to Film.com, raking in an estimated $55 million.

That was more than enough to beat last week's champion, "The Conjuring," which slipped to second place despite holding strong with a solid $22.1 million in its second weekend of release. Otherwise, it was pretty much same old, same old at the cineplex, with family friendly fare like "Despicable Me 2," "Turbo" and "Grown Ups 2" rounding out the top five.

For a full look at the box office top ten, including figures for the acclaimed indie drama "Fruitvale Station," head to Film.com.

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Film.com
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