38 Box-Office Performances That Defy Logic and Boggle the Mind

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38 Box-Office Performances That Defy Logic and Boggle the Mind

Not every set of release-date twins got along as well as Barbie and Oppenheimer. Let us never forget the heated battles of Beverly Hills Cop versus Ghostbusters, The Shining versus The Empire Strikes Back and Spider-Man 2 versus The Matrix Reloaded.

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The critically panned Cars 2 made $561 million, over 20 percent more than Cars. CRACKED.COM

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Everybody hates on Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But it made $873 million, and its $166 million Easter Weekend opening was the highest ever. CRACKED.COM

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Jaws 2 is a glorified B-movie. JAWS CRACKED.COM 2 But until Rocky // came out, the year after, it was the highest-grossing sequel ever.

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The cringe-worthy Twilight parody, Vampires Suck, was far from a flop. It quadrupled its budget, raking in over $80 million worldwide. CRACKED.COM

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Moonraker is usually said to be the worst Bond movie. COP It was the all-time highest-grossing one for 16 years. CRACKED.COM

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Classic movies crushed at the box office Batman swept Ghostbusters II away. Batman, released on June 23 1989, grossed $251,188,924 from 2201 theaters in the U.S. Columbia Pictures' Ghostbusters II came in eighth that year, with $112,494,738 from 2,410 theaters. CRACKED

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Classic movies crushed at the box office Spider-Man 2 swung over The Matrix Reloaded. Spider-Man 2 grossed $115.8 million over the four-day holiday weekend, bringing its six-day total to $180.1 million. This beat The Matrix Reloaded's previous record of $146.7 million by a large margin. CRACKED

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Classic movies crushed at the box office U The Matrix beat 10 Things I Hate About You. 10 Things I Hate About You was the breakout movie for both Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. The 1999 film hit number two at the box office during its opening weekend, losing out to The Matrix. CRACKED

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Classic movies crushed at the box office The Greatest Showman was outshined by The Last Jedi. The musical biopic of P. T. Barnum had a surprisingly successful opening weekend, pulling in $115 million domestically. The movie didn't really start gaining traction until Christmas Day, but since then it did extremely well. Still, it got beaten by The Last Jedi. CRACKED

Classic movies crushed at the box office Scream 2 died out thanks to Titanic. Titanic earned $28.6 million during its opening weekend. Scream 2 grossed $33 million that weekend, but couldn't compete with Titanic over time. GRACKED

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Classic movies crushed at the box office Terminator 2 blew away Point Break. In 1991, Terminator 2: Judgment Day was the number one movie at the box office every weekend. Point Break, released a week after T2, also made a strong cultural impact even though it has a silly concept that shouldn't work. CRACKED

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