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.
Theaters were beefed up a bit over the weekend thanks to new releases like John Carter and Friends With Kids. Though neither was able to take down The Lorax, John Carter still came in second at the box office, and we want to hear yo... Read Post
"The Lorax" topped the new movie "John Carter" at the weekend box office. Read Post