It’s the summer of 1982 and moviegoers are flocking to theaters to see the latest blockbusters. Among them is Tron, a groundbreaking film that features innovative filmmaking techniques. However, despite its uniqueness, Tron fails to make a dent at the box office compared to E.T., which rakes in $360 million.
In 1997, Tomorrow Never Dies is released alongside Titanic. Though it’s an entertaining film, it doesn’t measure up to James Cameron’s juggernaut and is kind of forgotten.
Scream 2 also falls victim to Titanic when it is released in December 1997. The $200-million film Titanic grossed $28.6 million during its opening weekend, while Scream 2 only made $33 million.
Blade Runner is another cult classic that didn’t have the best start. It was released in 1982 to 600 theaters and earned just $6 million compared to E.T.’s total of $360 million. However, over time it developed a strong following and even had an improved director’s cut come out in 1992.
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