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    19 Cult Classics And Critically Acclaimed Movies That Absolutely Bombed At The Box Office

    "For years after that film came out, people would come up to me and say, ‘You know, I really liked you in that film Scrimshaw Reduction or Shimmy, Shimmy, Shake, or Shankshaw.’"

    We often assume that if a movie breaks even, or makes double its reported budget, then it's surely done alright, right? Wrong. The marketing and other costs mean that most movies' revenue must far exceed their budget.

    We all know you shouldn't judge a movie by its box office success, and these 19 films proved it, by going from box office flops to acclaimed cult classics.

    1. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Screenshot from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    2. The Shawshank Redemption

    Screenshot from The Shawshank Redemption

    3. Hocus Pocus

    Screenshot from "Hocus Pocus"

    4. The Big Lebowski

    Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski

    5. Fight Club

    Screenshot from Fight Club

    6. Donnie Darko

    Screenshot from Donnie Darko

    7. Hugo

    Screenshot from "Hugo"

    8. The Iron Giant

    Screenshot from The Iron Giant

    9. The King of Comedy

    Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy

    10. The Thing

    Kurt Russell in The Thing

    11. Idiocracy

    Screenshot from Idiocracy

    12. Steve Jobs

    Screenshot from Steve Jobs

    13. Warrior

    Screenshot from "Warrior"

    14. Children of Men

    Screenshot from Children of Men

    15. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Screenshot from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

    16. Heathers

    Screenshot from "Heathers"

    17. Brazil

    Screenshot from "Brazil"

    18. Labyrinth

    Screenshot from "Labyrinth"

    19. Mulholland Drive

    Screenshot from Mulholland Drive

    What's the most surprising box office flop? Let us know in the comments below!