Movies and television series are always tanking. It's simply a result of the industry. The fact is, some of the movies and shows that we consider to be huge flops did surprisingly well at the box office and in the ratings. We challenged our readers to dive into the numbers and show that many of the flops we mocked were actually huge hits. We also awarded cash prizes to the best entries.

There are a lot of reasons a movie might flop at the box office. Maybe the story was too complex for audiences to follow, or the humor fell flat. But sometimes, even the best Hollywood minds can't save a movie from tanking. 

We all know about the big-budget Hollywood movies that tank at the box office. But did you know about the small indie films that bombed in a much bigger way? Here are some of the most successful movie failures ever.

Entry by Stu Edwards

IN ITS THIRD WEEK IN US THEATERS, THE MUMMY (2017) WAS PULLED FROM 900 SCREENS. T H E MUMMY TOM CRUISE WHEN RELEASED IN CHINA, THE MOVIE MADE $82 MILL

DESPITE A ROTTEN TOMATOES CONSENSUS OF HARDLY WORTH A QUARTERU PIXELS (2015 GROSSED OVER $244 MILLIDN WORLDWIDE, NEARLY DOUBLE ITS BUDGET. CRACKED

Entry by Andrea Meno

Everybody hates on Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But it made $873 million, and its $166 million Easter Weekend opening was the highest ever. CR

Entry by PookieJones

The cringe-worthy Twilight parody, Vampires Suck, was far from a flop. It quadrupled its budget, raking in over $80 million worldwide. CRACKED CON

Remember that time Vin Diesel decided to make a sequel to a bad movie he did 15 years ago, and we all laughed at him? VIN DIESEL DONNLE YEN RETURN OF

Entry by Andrea Meno

Jaws 2 is a glorified B-movie. JAWS2 CRACKED COM But until 'Rocky IL came out, the year after, it was the highest-grossing sequel ever.

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