David Fincher’s Fight Club was a box office failure when it was released back in 1999. The film had a budget of $63 million budget, but it only managed to pull-in $37 million at the US box office. It fared better internationally where it grossed $64 million, but Fight Club‘s $101 million global take was disappointment for 20th Century Fox.
However, over the years the film has gained a huge cult following – and it made an absolute fortune on DVD and video. Fight Club sold more than six million copies on DVD and video in its first ten years – a number which makes it one of the largest-selling home media titles in 20th Century Fox’s history. It also banked more than $55 million in video and DVD rentals.
In addition Fight Club holds a rating on 8.8/10 on IMDB and it has a 79% Critic Rating and a 96% User Rating on Rotten Tomatoes.