Most Overrated Box Office Hits
Back in 1997, James Cameron’s Titanic utterly destroyed box office records, becoming the first picture in modern history to break the billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office. To top it all off, the film swept the Academy Awards, notching a record-equalling eleven gold statues. Whatever your thoughts on that triumph, there is no denying that Titanic set the bar high for what blockbuster film-making was all about, and stands as a fine cinematic achievement. In the past weeks, Walt Disney’s monster Christmas hit Frozen became the eighteenth film in the seventeen years since Titanic to break the billion-dollar bracket at the worldwide box office. However, it can be argued that these films fail to represent truly great cinema, despite the fact that their global earnings suggest otherwise. So join us here at Movie Rehab as we dissect the billion-dollar club and pick five films whose box office receipts grossly out-weight the quality of the film itself.