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17 Movies That Were A Massive Flop At The Box Office, But Now We Can't Imagine Life Without Them

Matilda was just too ahead of it time.

We've all heard the terms "Box Office Bomb" and "Box Office Flop" before, but what do they actually mean?

Basically, these labels are given to any film that either did not make a profit, or made a profit much smaller than everybody thought it would during its original theatrical release. Here are 17 examples of films that began as flops and bombs but managed to turn it around:

1. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

2. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

3. Booksmart

4. Fight Club

5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

6. Heathers

7. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

8. Kubo and the Two Strings

9. The Shawshank Redemption

10. Stardust

11. Almost Famous

12. mother!

13. Donnie Darko

14. The Island

15. Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

16. Hocus Pocus

17. Matilda

Are there any I missed out? Sound off in the comments!