John Carter News – March 26, 2012

John Carter News
As 3D novelty wears off, some experts call for more extreme usesScreen InternationalChris Parks, founding partner of Vision3 – the London-based stereography company that has worked on projects inclu more…
New York Daily News’The Hunger Games’ success shows Hollywood needs to look to women like …New York Daily NewsBut can you even remember the name of the guy who plays John Carter? Which is in more…
Rude Chapbooks 03.26.12 | A Martian MarvelPlay by PlayTo true devotees of four-color finery, Ramón Pérez’s luxuriant and rambunctious artwork should commend John Carter: The Gods of Mars #1. Mor more…
Austin ChronicleMusic Monday: Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on TourAustin ChronicleReview: John Carter Old-school “Gosh, wow!” sense-of-wonder filmmaking is in short supply these days, but now more…
AceShowbizTaylor Kitsch: ‘I would do ‘John Carter’ again tomorrow.’Entertainment WeeklyWhen a big movie bellyflops at the box office — like John Carter, which has pulled in a cringe- more…
Hollywood ReporterForeign Box Office: ‘Hunger Games’ Opens No. 1 Abroad in Unspectacular Fashion …Hollywood Reporter1 box office ranking, but Games’ foreign opening is 2012’s second more…


  • The numbers are like this:

    JC Opened in 55 territories for 70m

    HG opened in 67 territories of 59.3m

    That’s the “apples to apples” foreign comparison.

    Of course the apples to apples US comparison is … 155m for HG and 30.6m for JC on opening weekend.

    Still, the international strength of JC is interesting. Too bad Disney couldn’t figure out the US any better. It was there for the taking.

  • Re: the Hollywood Reporter article, they give these numbers:

    “The Hunger Games opened less spectacularly on the foreign theatrical circuit, grossing $59.3 at some 7,700 locations in 67 offshore markets.

    “Overseas action assured Lionsgate’s action/sci-fi vehicle the weekend’s No. 1 box office ranking, but Games’ foreign opening is 2012’s second biggest – nearly $10 million less than the March 11 debut weekend gross of Disney’s John Carter at 51 locations..”

    Can you verify these numbers. They are saying “Hunger Games” (at 7700 locations) opened 10 million less than “John Carter” (at 51 locations). Can this be right? Do they perhaps mean 5100 locations? (Later in the article they say Jennifer Lawrence plays a six year old, so I suspect a typo!)

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