Despite holding steady at a solid 3.2 on IMDb, an 8% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and many, many scorched-earth bad reviews, last summer’s "The Emoji Movie" nevertheless grossed a total of $86,089,513 domestically and made almost twice that overseas, according to Box Office Mojo.
It’s also Texas’ favorite "bad" movie, according to a new study from internet service provider Century Link.
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The Louisiana-based ISP took a look at Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb and the Razzie Awards to find the most popular, lowest-scoring movies of all time. That data was then cross-checked with Google Trends information on those movies to see which ones were the most-searched in each state.
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The results are full of objectively terrible movies. There are no "so bad it’s good" films here — they’re all bad. And Texas’ favorite? "The Emoji Movie."
The 2017 summer smash hit starred T.J.Miller (after he called in a fake bomb threat on an Amtrak train) and was apparently immune to ūüí© reviews. It’s also the favorite "bad" movie of nine other states and Washington, D.C.
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As is the case with most other lists of its ilk, many states chose "bad" movies that were either set in-state or had close ties to the state. For instance, "The Room" is popular in California, "Wild Wild West" is popular in...the west and "Glitter" is popular in Nevada, where star Mariah Carey lives.
Check out the full list below, and look at the full Century Link blog here.Century Link
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What about y’all? What’s your favorite bad movie? Let us know in the comments.