The world of film-making is one where eye watering amounts of cash are thrown around to varying levels of success. Be it advertising campaigns, expensive set-pieces or simply extortionate wages, there is rarely a film made that doesn't end up hitting the production company hard in the pocket.
While actors and directors may be more concerned with delivering a "vision" or putting in a good performance, the bottom line on whether they will get another shot at a different project can often be whether or not it turns a profit.
While there can often be a disparity between what professional critics make of a film and what audiences think, it does tend to be the case that the better received a movie is across the board, the higher a chance it has of ending up in the black financially.
However, this is not always the case. Sometimes there are projects that are adored by reviewers and audiences alike that end up losing money somehow.
What about the opposite case though? What are the films that have achieved the dubious honour of holding a flat 0% on Rotten Tomatoes... but still managed to make money. Here are just a few examples.
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Originally brought up in the Western Isles of Scotland, he lived in Edinburgh for 15 years but now stay in Dunbar with his partner, son and dog.