Even though a ton of time and money goes into the rollout and promotion for new featured films, there’s never a guarantee that they will be successful from the jump. In fact, it’s harder to get people to theaters with the rise of streaming, and frankly, there’s a lot of choices these days.
But that doesn’t mean movies don’t gain traction later. With word of mouth still being a prominent promotional mechanism, good reviews and recommendations from others have made some movies favorites over time. These are films you know as classics, but originally flopped.