Note: All figures are from Comscore and Box Office Mojo, and are not adjusted for inflation.
10.) Godzilla (1998) $136M Domestic
Roland Emmerich’s overhaul of Toho’s most famous kaiju was panned by critics, including Siskel and Ebert, whom Emmerich mocked with characters meant to be thinly veiled parodies of the two critics. Siskel and Ebert were not impressed, saying they if they were going to be mocked in a Godzilla movie, they should have been “squished like a bug.”
9.) Gremlins (1984) $148M
The magnum opus of Joe Dante, one of the most famous creature feature directors ever. Dante was known for his macabre,