As with many of the best films of all time, Fight Club was a box-office underachiever - failing to meet studio expectations. As far as the worldwide theatrical release is concerned, they basically spent $63million to make $36million. It even cost Bill Mechanic his job as head of the 20th Century Fox movie studios. Many moviegoers simply didn't "get it." However, after it was released on video Fight Club's popularity skyrocketed, quickly reaching the masses of its target audience. As more and more people saw it who either missed it in theaters, or just didn't connect all the dots the first time around, word spread and it soon reached true cult-classic status.
Watching it again recently, I started to recall other films that were late bloomers…Read more >