Is The Cult Classic Dead?

The Warriors. They Live. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Army of Darkness. These movies are etched in time as cult classics, movies that didn't do well at the time, but have since grown a cult like following for their comedy, action, script, camp or whatever people enjoy them for.Once upon a time a cult classic was an amazing thing, a movie that the masses didn't understand.  A movie that stood up to transgressions and got better over time.  The Warriors cost 360,000 dollars to make in 1979, which is a lot of money.  It brought in over 3 million dollars it's opening weekend, which for the time was huge.  Clerks was made in 1994 for a budget of 257,575 dollars and it's opening weekend brought in a whopping 31,665 dollars.Since then these movies have brought in over ten times their budget, a hundred times in the case of Clerks. A modest movie that people really didn't like at first, but let it simmer with them and became a favourite amongst the masses.I realize I only listed four movies up there and the list of cult classics is massive, still growing every day.  Turbo Kid was officially release to the masses on August 28, 2015 and it was dubbed "an instant cult classic", much to my chagrin as the movie has been loved en masse since it's release. 95% of the reviews I have read have been excessively positive, to the point that more people are seeing it and loving it, adding to the reviews in the circle of life that is the movie world.  Few people said anything bad about it, even on Rotten Tomatoes it got an 88%.  In comparison, Jurrasic World, which, as of before this weekend (Episode 7 weekend) is the biggest movie in theatre history, got only a 71%.  So more people liked Turbo Kid over Jurassic World and yes, I certainly understand that the ratio is very different, it's much easier to have a high percentage when you have a small sample size, but the facts remain the same. So I ask you this, can a movie be an "instant cult classic"?  I say no, I don't believe it can.  I believe a cult classic needs time to be appreciated and shouldn't be immediately dubbed as something so near and dear to my heart.I don't want to blame anyone for it, but it's the difficulty of having hipsters be into movies as much as they are.  The Cohen brothers have brought hipster culture to the forefront and made liking everything ironically a thing, without understanding that they're ruining a culture that has been around since… well, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was released in 1919. I get that it's not entirely hipsters fault, it's the masses for all agreeing that the Sharknado trilogy is something worth watching, when it's not.  I also understand that it's Hollywoods fault for making money off the first one and immediately jumping on making 35 more movies of the exact same thing, I mean Christ, there's 5 Scary movies in the series and only 1 Princess Bride because of the masses, the first of 5 instalments having brought in more obey in it's opening weekend than the Princess Bride did during it's entire run.  I also understand it's the fault of the people who write the movies, more and more writers are doing homages to the 80's and 70's, not just Quentin Tarantino anymore.  It's a group effort that is destroying the movie industry in so many ways.Again, can a movie like Mad Max: Fury Road be an instant cult classic when it was beloved right from the get go?  A movie that SHOULD win best movie of the year, though likely will not.  It brought in 45 million dollars in it's opening weekend, more than The Boondock Saints has made in it's entire existence of theatrical AND dvd sales by ALMOST DOUBLE.I don't want anyone to think I am against these movies at all, I love Mad Max, Turbo Kid, liked the Final Girls even, but if they're liked that much, can they be a cult classic?  Is the world the cult now?I spoke of Quentin Tarantino earlier, a man who is renowned for this cult classics in the movie world, and understandably so.  I am not a fan of Tarantino, but I certainly understand why people would be.  He made music relevant in movies, he brought back so many memories of bygone eras, but even his movies now couldn't be described as cult classics, could they?  The Hateful 8 was so looked forward to by everyone that the script was leaked almost 2 years before the movie was released, which almost stopped production of the movie completely because Tarantino doesn't want his stuff to be thrown around like that.Another reason the cult classic could very well be dying is that movies get remade far too often.  Cult Classic Point Break is being remade and, from what I can see, butchered by the directors.  My idea of "Point Break: Weekend at Swayze's" apparently wasn't good enough for them, Evil Dead got turned from a character study alongside a horror classic into a steaming pile of crap, Clash of the Titans went from fantastical claymation to CGI and Sam Worthington couldn't out act a paper bag, let alone Harry Hamlin.  Rollerball went from a 1975 classic with James Caan to a 2002 waste of time with Chris Klein and LL Cool J in his stead…. wow. Can't blame people enough for destroying these movies.So I ask one last time, can a movie become an "Instant cult classic", or are movies just universally liked now?  I suppose only time will tell.