For awhile now, I have been been carping on how ‘John Carter’ is due to be a box office dud. After all, it earned just over $30 million last weekend, getting it’s arse handed to it by a Lorax. Now, here’s the reason for a reluctant mea culpa: Foreign box office receipts, which did not figure into my calculations.
I had no idea that the foreign box, which more than doubled domestic figures, would play such a significant role in the films’ fortunes, pardon the pun
I still don’t expect that it will be a huge hit, though it could approach break-even levels quicker than I would have at first thought.