Sundance Film Fest History: Big Acquisition Money, Small Box-Office Returns

Sometimes a rapturous reception at the Sundance Film Fest, where first audiences are understandably biased, doesn’t translate well into commercial appeal in the real world–the theatrical market place.

Here are some expensive acquisitions of films that didn’t justify the bidding wars, the high price to acquire them, because they later all flopped at the box-office:

“Happy, Texas”

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”


“Hamlet 2″