10 Box Office Flops That Were Major Hits Overseas

Films are big businesses and when a big budget flick fails with movie fans, movie studios can only hope their investment will come back with a nice return once it’s sent overseas. Check out these box office flops that turned out to be real winners when they were shown on the silver screen in foreign lands!

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It's hard to have success with movie remakes, and Poseidon is no different. The capsized cruise ship odyssey didn't excite audiences, only pulling in $60 million. However, once it was floated to the rest of the world, the movie broke the $120 million mark with a more forgiving foreign audience.
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Hayden Christensen doesn't have much pull at the U.S.box office anymore, and his 2008 movie Jumper is proof. Pulling in a paltry $80 million domestically, he found reprieve when the movie traveled overseas and grossed over $142 million. 
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Movies based around water seem to have a running theme in box office bombing as seen from the release of Waterworld. The futuristic action-drama only saw $88 million come through the domestic box office, but overseas, the film brought in an impressive $175 million.
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Another remake gone wrong. The robotic law enforcer only grabbed $58 million at the box office, but made an impressive $184 million after its international release.
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This movie was such a flop, we've all forgotten it only took in $131 million in US ticket sales. Thankfully it faired better on foreign soil with an international gross of $187 million.
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John Carter seemed like a big fat flop from the beginning, and barely reached an audience when it hit the silver screen, pulling in a weak $73 million. However, the overseas audience loved it as proven by the $211 million in ticket sales. 

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This big budget action movie didn't get much love from American movie goers, raking in a pitiful $67 million at the box office. Once it was sent overseas, it got a second life with over $237 million in ticket sales.
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It's hard to believe anything with Hugh Jackman would bomb at the box office, but Wolverine was definitely not a hit with movie goers. The film only made $53 million in US theaters, but overseas brought in $282 million. Wow!
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By all accounts The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was primed to be a box office smash, but flopped big time with only $103 million in box office sales, however once it sailed across the seas, it flourished with foreign audiences raking in $311 million.
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The $245 million in domestic box office sales, just missed breaking even with the $250 million budget, technically making this Pirate's movie a flop, but overseas the flick crushed it, earning over $804 million.

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