All these planets are yours except Mars. Attempt no movies there, Disney.

Now that Lawrence has actually seen the movie and he and Howard have written their review, I feel free to post “John Carter” related content. For example, this NYT article, headlined “‘Ishtar’ Lands on Mars”.

“John Carter,” which cost an estimated $350 million to make and market, and was directed by Mr. Stanton, took in about $30.6 million at the North American box office, according to Rentrak, which compiles box-office data. That result is so poor that analysts estimate that Disney will be forced to take a quarterly write-down of $100 million to $165 million. The amount will depend on ticket sales overseas, where “John Carter” took in about $71 million over the weekend, a better total than Disney had feared.


 The only silver lining for Disney may be a dubious one: last March the studio’s “Mars Needs Moms” flopped so badly that it also required a write-down, making year-on-year performance comparisons less brutal.

Sorry, that just makes me giggle.

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