20 Awful Movies That Didn’t Deserve To Do So Well At The Box Office

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Image: via AV Club
Image: via AV Club

13. Rush Hour 3

Chris Tucker hasn’t had a starring role in a film since Rush Hour 3 in 2007, and while there’s no evidence that the acidic critical reception to the third installment in his series with Jackie Chan — 19-percent fresh at Rotten Tomatoes — had anything to do with it, the two are probably connected. Still, audiences trusted the franchise enough, and were in a hurry to hand over $258 million at the box office.

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Image: Columbia TriStar via Kino
Image: Columbia TriStar via Kino

12. White Chicks

The Wayans brothers have several duds in their filmography but 2004’s White Chicks has retained an enduring reputation for its awfulness. Critics ripped it to shreds, with respected film pundit Richard Roeper even going so far as to call it racist. Somehow in the middle of this PC storm, it earned $113 million — more than double its budget — putting White Chicks well in the black.

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