From MTV: All that talk about “John Carter‘s” weak box office draw and the slew of critics now deeming the film a failure from the get-go isn’t stopping fans from demanding a sequel.
Called “Take me back to Barsoom! I want John Carter to have a sequel!,” the fan-driven petition already has 1,798 members (at the time this article was published). The Facebook petition encourages more people to go out and watch “John Carter” and also consists of fans sharing their own memories and experiences with Edgar Rice Burroughs’ genre-defining series.
While “John Carter” might not have been the box office success that Disney was looking for, it could still break even with its $250 million budget. According to Box Office Mojo, “John Carter” has raked in $106 million worldwide, and its only been out a week. No one really expects the film to take off all of the sudden like, say, “Avatar” did (though “Avatar” had a much bigger opening weekend and was slated to be a massive success) but it still could do a bit better in box office sales if positive word of mouth manages to breach the cloud of negative press surrounding the film.
Read the full article at MTV and join in the POLL there — let your voice be heard.