Top 32 forgotten films that once dominated the box office: a selection of different genres

By SSPDaily editionJan 15, 2024 00:00 AMEntertainment
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The history of cinema is replete with examples when a movie took first place at the box office over the weekend but soon everyone forgot about it. SSPDaily told you about 32 such movie masterpieces that are definitely worth your attention.

1. Backdraft (1991)

This is a fire drama/thriller by Ron Howard starring Kurt Russell, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Jason Leigh, which took the first place due to its intense plot.

2. Sneakers (1992)

This technical thriller starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd and River Phoenix gained popularity due to its unique plot, which appealed to audiences around the world.

3. The Good Son (1993)

This psychological thriller starring Macaulay Culkin in an ominous role won the place of the weekend winner.

4. Disclosure (1994)

This novel by Michael Crichton, which became a movie starring Michael Douglas and Demi Moore, took first place in a successful year for the author.

5. Dangerous Minds (1995)

Michelle Pfeiffer led this inspirational drama to victory at the box office, leaving an indelible mark thanks to the popular soundtrack.

6. Mr. Holland's Opus (1996)

Richard Dreyfuss's moving performance in this exciting musical-themed film won first place thanks to a limited release strategy.

7. The Peacemaker (1997)

George Clooney and Nicole Kidman joined forces for the first film released under the DreamWorks Pictures banner, securing a solid debut.

8. Lost in Space (1998)

This sci-fi adventure took first place at the box office.

9. Double Jeopardy (1999)

This fascinating story about Ashley Judd's revenge on her allegedly dead husband, played by Bruce Greenwood, hooked the audience and took first place at the box office.

10. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

The Farrelly brothers and Jim Carrey struck comedy gold again, conquering family films with their R-rated humor.

11. Save the Last Dance (2001)

Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas mesmerized the audience with their dance moves, which led to a successful opening at the box office.

12. We Were Soldiers (2002)

Mel Gibson's war epic captured the hearts of moviegoers, outperforming other well-known films to take the top spot.

13. Bringing Down the House (2003)

The comedy trio of Steve Martin, Eugene Levy and Queen Latifah captured the attention of the audience and secured a winning opening weekend.

14. You Got Served (2004)

On the wave of dance trends and a catchy title, this movie paved its way to the top spot at the box office.

15. Robots (2005)

Despite the stellar cast, including Ewan McGregor and Halle Berry, this animated gem is usually overshadowed by Ice Age, which was released by the same studio.

16. The Pink Panther (2006)

Steve Martin's attempt to resurrect Inspector Clouseau was a great success as audiences welcomed the return of the comedy detective.

17. Disturbia (2007)

Shia LaBeouf starred in this modern interpretation of Rear Window, holding the top spot for several weekends.

18. 21: The Movie (2008)

Inspired by the best-selling book and starring Jim Sturgess and Kevin Spacey, this thrilling story of a team of blackjack players made its way to the box office.

19. G-Force (2009)

The team of heroes led by a guinea pig took the audience by surprise, winning the battle for their attention and dominating the box office.

20. Dear John (2010)

Continuing the success of Nicholas Sparks in the romantic drama genre, Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried's love story triumphed around Valentine's Day.

21. Rio (2011)

For three weekends in a row, this animated adventure starring Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway wowed audiences around the world.

22. Act of Valor (2012)

This action-packed thriller with a cast of real Navy SEALs surprised audiences and won first place in the competitive movie market.

23. Identity Thief (2013)

Melissa McCarthy's comedic skill combined with Jason Bateman's talent took this comedy to the top, cementing McCarthy's early box office success.

24. Noah (2014)

The biblical story starring Russell Crowe and directed by Darren Aronofsky definitely impressed the audience.

25. Tomorrowland (2015)

Despite its ambitious concept, this utopian action-adventure film starring George Clooney managed to win the Memorial Day weekend.

26. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Tim Burton's adaptation of this popular young adult novel series was a solid opening, but the franchise's full potential has yet to be realized.

27. The Dark Tower (2017)

Stephen King's epic fairy tale hit the big screen, securing first place on its debut despite mixed reviews from fans.

28. Rampage (2018)

Dwayne Johnson led this terrifying adventure that ultimately conquered the box office with its spectacular storyline.

29. Midway (2019)

Roland Emmerich's World War II drama centered on the iconic Battle of Midway.

30. Unhinged (2020)

Russell Crowe's performance as a crazy antagonist took first place, demonstrating the unpredictability of box office in the era of the pandemic.

31. Wrath of Man (2021)

The long-awaited reunion of Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham lived up to the audience's expectations, and their collaboration dominated the competition after its release.

32. The Woman King (2022)

Viola Davis captivated the audience in this movie based on an amazing true story.

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