Donnie Darko is one of those movies that slips through the cracks at the box office because it doesn’t have big explosions, Martin Lawrence in drag, or hot Hollywood teens trying to play normal kids. It’s just a solid movie that’s entertaining (but maybe a little undisciplined in places) and doesn’t talk down to the audience at all.
Correction: Donnie Darko didn’t slip through the cracks at the box office…it couldn’t even find space there. It only opened on 58 screens nationwide. (thx josh)