25 Movies That Bombed in Theaters But Are Actually Great

Event Horizon (1997)

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson
Budget: $60 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $27 million

The only Paul W.S. Anderson movie that holds up today, Event Horizon was panned by critics but has since become a cult classic for its novel haunted-house-in-outer-space premise. We love it for its creepy mood and superb acting by Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne, both of whom make the terror palpable. Unfortunately, with its $60 million budget, Event Horizon's small returns made it a complete box office failure. It's a shame, given that you can tell Anderson really tried to make Event Horizon a cerebral film with something more to it. Resident Evil [insert contrived sequel title] it's not.

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