Movies That Were Supposed To Be Big Hits But Weren't

Last night I saw Dark City and it got me thinking about big studio movies that were engineered as blockbusters but for whatever reason they just didn't work out. It's sort of fun to imagine the alternate universes where these are hits - imagine Dark City spawning two sequels and countless rip-offs instead of The Matrix.

  • Dark City
  • The Phantom
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • The Shadow
  • Dune
  • Blade Runner
  • Mission to Mars
  • John Carter
  • Daredevil
  • Green Lantern
  • The Abyss
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow