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Sci-Fi Box Office Bombs These Movies Deserve Another Chance.

A major studio supporting a movie doesn’t necessarily mean it will be a success. Some of the sci-fi movies listed here weren’t bad at all, but they just failed to draw audiences to their showtimes in the theaters. Some fell prey to crappy marketing, some were made for specific audiences or were too niche, while some were simply lost because other movies were released at the same time. Whatever the reason, we think these movies deserve another chance, either through a reissue or a sequel. Let’s see.

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1. Blade Runner 2049. This was a real surprise because the critics loved it, and it has a fresh 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But it just couldn’t attract visitors to the counters worldwide. Some think it was because the die-hard fans of the original Blade Runner were too sentimental about it and didn’t want a sequel. What’s even weirder is that when the original came out it was also considered a flop, but now it has a cult following. So maybe the sequel will suffer the same fate in a decade or two? Anyway, 2049 is one of the most beautifully shot movies ever in cinema history, and we think it deserves another shot. Plus, it will be interesting to see where the story goes next.

1. Blade Runner 2049. This was a real surprise because the critics loved it, and it has a fresh 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But it just couldn't attract visitors to the counters worldwide. Some think it was because the die-hard fans of the original Blade Runner were too sentimental about it and didn't want a sequel. What's even weirder is that when the original came out it was also considered a flop, but now it has a cult following. So maybe the sequel will suffer the same fate in a decade or two? Anyway, 2049 is one of the most beautifully shot movies ever in cinema history, and we think it deserves another shot.
The setting of this movie was excellent

2. Destruction. Alex Garland, two old movies at the time of Annihilation’s release, claimed he was using sci-fi as a means of investigating self-destruction. Unfortunately, as a theme for the film, this is just hard to sell, making Annihilation a box office bomb and falling $10-12 million under budget.

2. Destruction. Alex Garland, two old movies at the time of Annihilation's release, claimed he was using sci-fi as a means of investigating self-destruction. Unfortunately, as a theme for the film, this is just hard to sell, making Annihilation a box office bomb and falling $10-12 million under budget.
This movie was a hit

3. Edge of tomorrow. This movie’s marketing team was the downfall. Based on a Japanese sci-fi novel called “All you need is kill”, the name “Edge of Tomorrow” just felt very uninspired and something created from a name generator. The trailer was bland and made it look like another Tom Cruise action chaos movie. But the film was surprisingly brilliant and witty with a new take on time travel. Fans loved it, but unfortunately no one showed up when and where they should have been – in the theaters. If it’s not a sequel, just re-release this movie in theaters!

3. Edge of tomorrow. This movie's marketing team was the downfall. Based on a Japanese science fiction novel called "All you need is kill," the name "Edge of tomorrow" just felt very uninspired and made something based on a name generator. The trailer was bland and made it look like another Tom Cruise action chaos movie. But the film was surprisingly brilliant and witty with a new take on time travel. Fans loved it, but unfortunately no one showed up when and where they should have been - in the theaters.
One of the smartest sci-fi movies

4. Dredd. A multitude of factors made it a flop. First of all, fans were waiting for it because they knew the atmosphere that the “2000 AD” comics created in which Dredd starred. Although the budget was small, it still looked promising. The first problem came when the producers decided to release it only in 3D, and they did such a bad job of marketing that people thought it was the remake of Stallone’s “Judge Dredd”.

4. Dredd. A multitude of factors made it a flop. First of all, fans were waiting for it because they knew what kind of atmosphere the "2000 AD" made comics starring Dredd. Although the budget was small, it still looked promising. The first problem came when the producers decided to only release it in 3D, and they did such a bad job of marketing that people thought it was Stallone's remake. "Judge Dredd."
Karl Urban was the best Dredd yet

5. Children of men. We think it was done very dirty by both the public and the studios as it was one of Alfonso Cuarón’s best. It was futuristic because it related to the architecture of London, which the film would start on after three years. Unfortunately, it fell 6 million under budget at the box office and what’s worse is that it was even overlooked at the Oscars.

5. Children of men. We think it was done very dirty by both the public and the studios as it was one of Alfonso Cuarón's best. It was futuristic because it related to the architecture of London, which the film would start on after three years. Unfortunately, it fell 6 million under budget at the box office and what's worse is that it was even overlooked at the Oscars.
A gloomy but interesting journey

These five films surprised us the most because they either had good studio support or a powerful ensemble, but they all failed at the box office. What do you think? Do they deserve another chance?

Sci-Fi Box Office Bombs These Movies Deserve Another Chance.
Anurag Reddy
I'm a 29-year-old travel enthusiast, travel and nature photographer, Computer Science graduate, and Mass Communication student. I have seen different shades of life through traveling and lived different lives through reading. With every word I write, I travel within, and I understand myself better. Writing helps me discover myself, and that paved roads for me to choose writing as a profession.
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