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Poll: 2000s Exploding Domestic Box Office Movie Duds

If you are an American or Canadian and saw any of these great films: You probably didn't see these films in a movie theater, as hardly anybody did. But, you likely regard them to be good enough to be worthy of the price of admission, based on your collective IMDb ratings.

When "bad" movies go onto break a $100 million or more in domestic box office receipts regularly, it is hard to fathom how these "good" films couldn't do at least a meager $2.5 million in domestic box office receipts. Despite their poor results, every one of these movies eventually found a HUGE audience. They achieved wide spread viewership through VOD, pay TV, cable TV, broadcast TV, Blu-ray/DVD/VHS, media streaming services or another type of screening. Nonetheless, you are probably like me, scratching your head and wondering why these films didn't do better at the box office.

Which of these 2000s movies*, that produced relatively meager North American ticket sales, but went on to be widely seen anyways, is your favorite of the decade? * 90,000+ IMDb votes, < $2.5m Domestic USA-Canada box office, 6.5+ IMDb user rated

Discuss the topic here.

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    Donnie Darko (2001)

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    Battle Royale (2000)

    North American Box Office Totals: Negligible Festival or Limited Run Box Office
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    The Machinist (2004)

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    Oldboy (2003)

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    Layer Cake (2004)

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    Like Stars on Earth (2007)

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    Equilibrium (2002)

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    Infernal Affairs (2002)

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    Hard Candy (2005)

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    Mary and Max (2009)

    North American Box Office Totals: Negligible Festival or Limited Run Box Office
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    Ip Man (2008)

    North American Box Office Totals: Negligible Festival or Limited Run Box Office
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    Mr. Nobody (2009)

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    This Is England (2006)

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    REC (2007)

    North American Box Office Totals: Negligible Festival or Limited Run Box Office
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    Bronson (2008)

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    Let the Right One In (2008)

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    The Man from Earth (2007)

    North American Box Office Totals: Negligible Festival or Limited Run Box Office
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    Green Street Hooligans (2005)

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    Idiocracy (2006)

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    Irréversible (2002)

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    Antichrist (2009)

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    Dogville (2003)

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    Brick (2005)

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    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

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    The Fall (2006)

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    Elite Squad (2007)

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    Memories of Murder (2003)

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    Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

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    Primer (2004)

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    Rang De Basanti (2006)


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