Box Office 'Bombs' That Grossed More Money Than You Realized

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As the old saying goes, when the legend becomes fact, print the legend. Such is life for some of Hollywood's most notorious box office bombs, even if the films weren't technically "bombs."

Take "Waterworld," for instance: Kevin Costner's costly and critically battered 1995 has often been cited as a major failure, but it actually made $264 million worldwide on a reported budget of $175 million.

"I've probably said [that 'Waterworld' made money] ad nauseum, but people don't give a sh-t," Costner told HuffPost Entertainment. "So, it doesn't really matter. It just is what it is."

Costner isn't alone, of course, in taking heat for a "bomb" that wasn't a bomb. Below, find 10 other commonly cited box office busts that probably made a lot more money than you realized.

[Budget figures and grosses via Box Office Mojo]

1. "The Tourist"
box office bombs
Reported budget: $100 million
Global gross: $278 million

2. "Knight and Day"
box office bombs
Reported budget: $117 million
Global gross: $261 million

3. "Dark Shadows"
box office bombs
Reported budget: $150 million
Global gross: $245 million

4. "The Dictator"
box office bombs
Reported budget: $65 million
Global gross: $177 million

5. "Hulk":
box office bombs
Reported budget: $137 million
Global gross: $245 million

6. "The Last Airbender"
box office bombs
Reported budget: $150 million
Global gross: $319 million

7. "The Beach"
box office bombs
Reported budget: $50 million
Global gross: $144 million

8. "Batman and Robin"
box office bombs
Reported budget: $125 million
Global gross: $238 million

9. "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters"
box office bombs
Reported budget: $50 million
Global gross: $225 million

10. "The Hangover Part III"
box office bombs
Reported budget: $103 million
Global gross: $200 million (and counting)

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