Disney said “John Carter” has brought in about $184 million in ticket sales worldwide so far. But ticket sales are split roughly in half with theater owners. The movie’s production budget is estimated to be about $250 million with about $100 million more spent on marketing.
The only way to make the money back is to make a sequel and spend $400 million to make it! It’s just crazy enough to work…
Jimmy Carter of Mars via
And here is a fan trailer done by TheJohnCarterFiles. Please note how it is 1000000 times better than the other crappy trailers:
Now, when articles like this show up that claim John Carter will be the biggest money loser in the history of history…maybe, just maybe, it is because a pack of monkeys could have done a better job marketing John Carter than the current fail parade. And, yes, I should have said “a pack of white apes” to keep with the John Carter theme, but if Disney doesn’t give a frak…
Here is a 90 second commercial with some more new footage and the cast yakking about how great John Carter (of Mars, dammit!) will be. Also the movie adaptation hit bookstores this week along with the Under the Moons of Mars anthology of new stories. I haven’t had a chance to read them yet as I’m just finished the Black Company books and have begun rereading the first three Barsoom books, then I’ll read the new stuff.
Here is a trailer spot for John Carter (of Mars, dammit!) that showed up on ComingSoon.com, which features the odd line about how the Martians are going to invade Earth or something. In case you are wondering, that’s not in the books at all. It is weird, each trailer is either really good or really terrible.