Why, why, why would a film that is now the highest-grossing movie of all time — $2.4 billion worldwide — need to be rereleased? With only nine minutes of additional footage (mostly more blue stuff) and released on a mere 800 or so screens, Avatar‘s end-of-August slot seemed like nothing more than an attempt to capture just a smidgen more box office in what is typically a dreadful time for new films. Audiences were not fooled. The film scored only about $4 million in its reopening weekend. Unlike many of the other films on this list — which went decades between showings — Avatar seems to have exhausted its audience’s patience.