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A look at the movies that failed to turn a profit
If you think you're having a bad week, Disney has admitted it's likely to lose around $200 million on Mars sci-fi epic John Carter. That's an eye-watering £126 million, so fans may have to accept that a sequel is unlikely to be on the cards.
Even for the mighty Disney, that's hardly small change. In fact, it puts John Carter at the top of the list for most expensive film flops ever.
But the mouse-fronted movie maker is certainly not alone in delivering a big-budget box office bomb. Here are 10 of the most expensive film flops ever.
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Seems like a good enough reason to pay the stars twelve months after the release and not big bucks before.
Thank God we don't actually pay our politicians. They just take the money, they think they deserve, regardless of performance.
Because a film fails to make its money back in a week it's a flop! This film is nothing like Star Wars, Conan etc, this story was written 100 years ago. Star Wars et al all come from it. John Carter of Mars (Barsoom) is the story that inspired many of the top movie makers and writers. It is the 'creators' of Avatar, Star Wars and all the others who have taken this material and given it to you in the guises that you know.
Edgar Rice Burroughs, the man that created the fantasy genre is one of the most plagiarised authors out there. Read some of his work you might actually learn something about the so called originals.
its great to see millions of £'s being spent wisely.
makes me sick.
we need good films with great screenplays and good acting not films full of special effects and bad acting.
Raise the Titanic!
i watched this when i was a kid!
i actually enjoyed it!
I'm going to download it and watch it again!
Well, looking at this, I am not surprised.
Seen it all before - alien beasties in an arena, hero to a chain, wierd alien ships, hero rescuing princess from panto villain, love interest and other stuff.
Why watch somethjng you have seen so many times in other films? Many will say there is more to it than that, but the audience decided otherwise.
Sides, take into account that its 3D meaning VERY EXPENSIVE tickets before treats, in this debt ridden world, many would probably wait for this to come either on DVD or live streaming - which will be way cheaper!
They were enjoyable trash ,not Indiana Jones.
No need for this to have been a hugely expensive blockbuster.
More like Red Dwarf.
It could have worked then.
Its too early days to make judgement except by the short-sightedness of soulless accountants.
Many a fine film has staggered along at first before gathering pace and becoming a classic.
Despite the **** marketing and the film's general resemblance to so many other crappy films from the past ten years (Attack of the Clones, Prince of Persia, the Clash of the Titans and Conan the Barbarian remakes, and Avatar, to name a few), I will still see it because I love the character and want to support Andrew Stanton.
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