“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”
– W.C. Fields
As we know, box office numbers and Oscar Awards don’t necessarily correlate. There have been many block buster hits that everyone thought sucked, and cinematic masterpieces that no one has seen.
2016 is no exception to the rule, so here are the 10 highest rated movies of 2016, that made the least at the box office this year (via RottenTomatoes Ratings):
#10 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
$23.2 million – 97% Rating RT
A boy (Julian Dennison) and his foster father (Sam Neill) become the subjects of a manhunt after they get stranded in the New Zealand wilderness.
#9 Love and Friendship
$23.2 million – 98% Rating RT
In the 18th century, the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel).
#8 Sing Street
$13.6 million – 96% Rating RT
This film takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher.