PS: Best 2000s Domestic Box Office Movie Dud?

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Which widely seen 2000s movie*, whose initial North American release produced relatively meager ticket sales, is your favorite domestic box office dud of the decade?*approaching 100,000+ IMDb votes, maximum $2.5m Domestic USA-Canada box office take and 6.5+ IMDb rated (as of 20 January 2018)

See the partial list of exceptional and widely seen 2000s movies with meager domestic box office results here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls021186211/
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: Domestic Box Office Dud Titles threshold tweaks 90K < 100K IMDb votes,$1.25m < $2.5m box office, 6.5+ < 7.0+ IMDb rating and 2000s < 21st century

PS: Best 2000s Domestic Box Office Movie Dud?

Which widely seen 2000s movie*, whose initial North American release produced relatively meager ticket sales, is your favorite domestic box office dud of the decade? *approaching 100,000+ IMDb votes, maximum $2.5m Domestic USA-Canada box office take and 6.5+ IMDb rated (as of 20 January 2018)

See the partial list of exceptional and widely seen 2000s movies with meager domestic box office results here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls021186211/

An interesting, bottom looking look at the list of recent popular movie titles that are united by their poor American box office results. Despite having big stars, talented directors and being critically acclaimed or were otherwise well-regarded; many of these films failed to crack the yearly top 250 of Box Office Mojo's top grossing domestic films. Some of the reasons for their lackluster US box office performance include extremely limited runs (1 week Oscar qualifying runs), no USA distributor (festival only showings) simultaneous video on demand release and streaming service co-distribution. More fundamental reasons may include a NC-17 rating, the impediments of a subtitle only foreign language release, English language titles (ie Lars Von Trier) that struggled initially to find a US audience and the marketing and other challenges of an independent release. Some of these titles only found later success through television broadcast, video rentals or via internet streaming. Poll suggestion combines the contradictory elements of poor box office results with excellence in just about every other success metric.
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Editors, please, update the title and header to reflect the revised scope of poll?

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PS: Best 2000s Domestic Box Office Movie Dud?

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Which widely seen 2000s movie*, whose initial North American release produced relatively meager ticket sales, is your favorite domestic box office dud of the decade? *approaching 100,000+ IMDb votes, maximum $2.5m Domestic USA-Canada box office take and 6.5+ IMDb rated (as of 20 January 2018)

See the partial list of exceptional and widely seen 2000s movies with meager domestic box office results here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls021186211/
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I am always amazed when I see movies like, Equilibrium (2002) It only had a North American Box Office Total: of $1,203,794 in ticket sales, it barely cracked the North American Top 250 in box office receipts in 2002 @ #224. Yet, it has a decent cast with stars: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson and Taye Diggs and it was well received by movie-goers with a 7.5 IMDb rating. Plus, it post-box office results indicate it should have done much better, its ranks #16 of movies released that year in total IMDb votes with 289,718 votes. By comparison, the movies at #15 in IMDb votes, The Ring (2002)  with 290,494 in IMDb votes had a North American box office gross of $129.13M and at #14 in votes, Men in Black II (2002) with 300,974 in IMDb votes had North American a box office gross of: $190.42M. These comparison films literally did 100x better at the box office, making Equilibrium (2002) a great example of a 2000s Domestic Box Office Movie Dud. Even though movies like this happen all the time, I am never not amazed and always left scratching my head and asking why?
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2000s Box Office Dud Movies That Exploded

Which of these 2000s movies*, that produced relatively meager North American ticket sales, but went on to be widely seen anyways, is your favorite of the decade?


*approaching 100,000+ IMDb votes, maximum $2.5m Domestic USA-Canada box office take and 6.5+ IMDb user rated