Disney put a lot into their newest big box office hope the sci-fi action flick “John Carter!” With a huge advertising budget and a famous $250 million dollar budget, Things didn’t turn out the way they had hoped. John Carter came in second place this weekend with a whopping total of $30.6 million!
Last weeks environmental message movie and box office winner “Dr. Suess’ The Lorax” scored another big weekend gaining first place with $39.1 million. Rounding out the top 5 was teen party flick “Project X” at #3 with $11.5 million, horror film “Silent House” at #4 with $7.01 million, and at #5 is the military action flick starring real life NAVY SEALS “Act of Valor” with $7 million.
John Carter is based on the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He first appeared in a magazine serial in 1912 making this movie his centennial appearance. “John Carter” was panned by by critics getting a score of 49% on Rotten Tomatoes, while fans felt is was fairly satisfactory giving it a 72%.
Over the weekend, we lost an hour of our lives. And if you sat through “John Carter”, you lost another two.
So, JOHN CARTER. I liked it, but I didn’t love it; I disliked it, but I didn’t hate it. Bemused, with occasional flashes of WOW! and WTF?