You’d be surprised just how many beloved classic movies completely underperformed financially. Here are some of the greatest movies to ever flop at the box office.
‘The Shawshank Redemption’
The 1994 adaptation of a Stephen King novella, “The Shawshank Redemption” only managed to make $16 million at the box office during its initial theatrical run – far below its $25 million budget. It was only after the movie was nominated for several Oscars that it got a second release and managed to earn $58.3 million, becoming the highest R-rated movie of the year.