Although the films may be interesting and wonderful, the audience did not appreciate them. We remind you about films that are worth watching, but they failed miserably at the box office.
Todd Field’s psychodrama Tar, starring Cate Blanchett, received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress. As informs According to Variety, the film grossed $24 million worldwide, but that was not enough to meet the production budget, which reportedly exceeded $30 million.
Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical family drama The Fables received rave reviews from critics and 7 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, but the film followed the same path as its adaptation of West Side Story. The production of the drama cost 40 million dollars, but it earned only 17 million dollars at the box office. He managed to collect 42 million dollars worldwide.
Damian Chazelle’s Babylon has emerged as one of the most love-or-hate films of 2022. The film barely grossed $15 million domestically and grossed $63 million worldwide, a huge financial loss considering Paramount reportedly spent at least $80 million on production.
Sarah Polley won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for Women Speak, about abused women from an isolated Mennonite community who gather to vote on whether to stay in the colony or leave. The film received stellar reviews and awards hype was strong, but the film barely broke the $5 million mark domestically and never crossed the $10 million mark worldwide.
Universal Pictures reportedly spent $30 million to produce She Said , which stars Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan as The New York Times reporters who broke the story about Harvey Weinstein’s abuse. The film was largely ignored by audiences as it grossed $5.8 million domestically and just $13 million worldwide.