Any movie’s success is not measured only in terms of the collection it makes at the Box Office. In fact, a lot of times, the movie is loved by the audience and is critically acclaimed yet fails to be on the top of the table. However, some movies make a lot of business and become profitable, yet are considered flops. And, to our surprise, such films are not very few. So, here are eight profitable movies that are considered flops.
1. Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice: After Man of Steel, fans were expecting the movie to deliver marvelous action sequences between the two rivals, but it didn’t even come close. It made $872 million at the box office but disappointed fans.
2. Rush Hour 3: Fans enjoyed the first two movies of the franchise a lot, and hence fans had a lot of expectations from the third film too. The movie was released after six years, so fans were excited to watch it. It earned $258 million worldwide.
3. Grown-Ups: The movie stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Salma Hayek, and many more. The story is about childhood friends meeting after a long time but along with the movie being a comedy, it is also a very typical American comedy. Unfortunately, the movie tropes and clichés made it disappointing and predictable for many.
4. Avatar: The Last Airbender: After the movie was announced, the fans of the original Nickelodeon series were too excited to watch it. It grossed $319.7 million worldwide but was not acknowledged by the fans and critics. In addition, the screenplay, plot holes, was not likable, which made fans think that they didn’t give the story justice.
5. A Good To Die Hard: Bruce Willis starred franchise had a certain, but huge, type of fanbase. Fans loved the movies’ action sequences along with Bruce Willis’ performance. The franchise’s fifth installment had excited the fans, but the excitement didn’t quite last. The critics did not appreciate the non-appealable action sequences and the cliched storyline.
6. Sex And The City 2: The first movie also wasn’t critically acclaimed, yet the movie made over $415 million. Hence, the studio decided to make a sequel. Not everyone loved the film, but you might find this surprising- it made around $294.7 million worldwide.
7. Minions: There would be very few who would disagree that Despicable Me and its sequel was fun. The little yellow beings were adorable and more fun to the story. It excited the fans to hear about Minions movie’s announcement, but it felt like an unnecessary plot after watching it. But, of course, the movie made good money- 1.159 billion worldwide.
8. The Da Vinci Code: Making movie adaptations of any book is a real tough job. For one thing, if the book is one of the bestsellers, it already raises the bar. The same thing happened with The Da Vinci Code. It raised curiosity so much that even when the movie wasn’t good enough, it made $758 million at the box office worldwide.