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Why John Carter flopped: 6 theories

As expected, the ambitious sci-fi "fever dream" John Carter tanked at the box office this weekend, earning just $30.6 million on its estimated $250 million budget and finishing behind the The Lorax (which is in its second week). By comparison, four recent films with similarly out-sized budgets — Spider-Man 3, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Avatar, and the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean sequel — averaged $99 million in their debut weekends.
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Six Reasons Why 'John Carter' Flopped

Industries / Media : Business Insider: The Wire (3 years ago)

Best Opinion: Entertainment Weekly, Deadline, LA Times... As expected, the ambitious sci-fi "fever dream" John Carter tanked at the box office this weekend, earning just $30.6 million on its estimated $250 million budget and finishi... Read Post

‘The Lorax’ Tops ‘John Carter’ at Box Office

Entertainment : Speakeasy - WSJ.com (3 years ago)

"The Lorax" topped the new movie "John Carter" at the weekend box office. Read Post

Box Office: The Lorax Stays Rooted at the Top

Entertainment : BuzzSugar (3 years ago)

Despite Taylor Kitsch's shirtless presence, John Carter wasn't able to top the box office in its first weekend of release - it came in second place with $30.6 million, ceding the No. 1 spot to last weekend's winner, The Lorax, which... Read Post


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