23 Movie ‘Bombs’ (That Were Wildly Successful)

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Movies and shows tank all the time. It's just a side-effect of the industry. The thing is, some of the movies and shows that we think of as massive flops actually did startlingly well at the box office or in the ratings.

We asked our readers to dig into the data and prove that a lot of the flops we make fun of were actually incredibly successful. And we gave cash to our favorite entries.

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Entry by PookieJones

The 2010 remake of the Wes Craven classic, A Nightmare on EIm Street did better at the domestic* box office than the original, even if you adjust the

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How much money could a dumb Jason Statham shark movie, panned by both audiences and critics, possibly make? TOMATOMETER ? MEN THE AUDIENCE SCORE 45% 4

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Entry by CornishPlasty

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

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Entry by Andrea Meno

The critically panned Cars 2 made $561 million, over 20 percent more than Cars.

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Entry by SharonN

Skyscraper was supposed to be Dwayne Johnson's 2018 summer blockbuster... but it only raked in $67 million in the US (only half its budget) Howevero T

HOBBIT THE MOVIES weren't bombs. Each of them made more money worldwide than The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers each

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Entry by Kevin King

CRACKED COM Men in Black 3 bombed in the U.S. and Canada, but more than made up for it overseas. The sci-fi comedy has foreign audiences (who still lo

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

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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

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Entry by Kalli

CRACKED.COM THE HAPPENING was lambasted by critics and audiences for both the ridiculous premise, and the wooden acting. TOMATOMETER AUDIENCE SCORE 18

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Entry by Kevin King

Porky's is the fifth highest grossing movie of 1982, earning $327 million (adjusted for inflation). PORKIS The teen sex comedy outperformed Star Trek

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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

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CRACKEDcO KICK-ASS got its ass kicked at the 'domestic box office, but it found an audience in pirates: Despite not even making it to the top 50 movie

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Entry by Kevin King

The Devil Inside, one of the many found-footage horror movies Hollywood used to crank out, was even despised by fans of the genre. 6% Rotten Tomatoes:

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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

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

The Smurfs (2011) was critically panned, scoring only 22% positive ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, but that didn't stop it from making more than five time

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Entry by Andrea Meno

Dumb and Dumber To has a 29% Rotten Tomatoes score. But it made $170 million, and its budget was less than a quarter of that.

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Despite getting a horrible reception, and it being a completely unrequested Conjuring spin-off, The Nun was actually a massive hit. TOMATOMETER AUDIEN

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Entry by Kevin King

Spider-Man 3, which has gained the reputation of being one of the worst comic book movies ever, was actually the highest- grossing film domestically i

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Entry by Andrea Meno

Moonraker is usually said to be the worst Bond movie. It was the all-time highest-grossing one for 16 years.

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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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Entry by Kevin King

Terminator Genisys, the most forgettable and worst reviewed movie in the series, is actually the franchise's second highest grossing film worldwide, b

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Entry by PollyDarton

CRACKED.COM ROBIN Hood PRINCE OF THIEVES has a pretty low Rotten Tomatoes score (51%) for being the #2 movie of 1991 (beating out Beauty And The Beast