Some said it changed cinema. Others said it was a technical achievement that fell far short in the story and character departments. It’s the latter group that had its say on New Year’s Eve, as ‘Gravity,’
The movies far surpassed third-place finisher
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Both of the "overrated" winners were major hits at the box office: "Gravity" took in $253 million in the U.S. -- plus an additional $398 million around the world -- to become one of the biggest-grossing fall movies of all time. "Butler" was also a smash: Though it hit in the dog days of August and was considered by some an art house release, it garnered a whopping $116 million.
Both are also award-season contenders: “Gravity” is considered a front-runner for the best picture Oscar while 'Butler' was nominated for the
The latter fact is something of an anomaly in the "most-overrated" poll. In past years, the poll was topped by action tent poles such as “The Avengers” and “
Defenders of the films can take solace, at least, that the most-overrated movies this year were overrated by taste-makers.