One of the more recent movie releases that didn’t do well at the box office was Ender’s game. The book was an instant hit in 1985, but the author took a while to get on board. It only made a mere $15 million, which is low for Hollywood levels.
This dark comedy left the audiences torn in two. For the most part, it was not received well and failed t the box office. However, Christian Slater and Wynona Ryder got a reprieve when the rental market picked it up and word spread like wildfire.