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Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

John Carter.

A film with a $250 million production budget and God knows how much Disney fueled into prints and advertising (it's currently playing in 3,749 theaters). Yet only has an estimated opening weekend of $27 million and plays second fiddle to an animated film in its second week of release.

Ouch.

Originally Posted by Nikki Finke Apparently Lost Her Ability To Count This Weekend
1. John Carter (Disney) NEW [3,749 Theaters]
Est Friday $9.9M, Est Weekend $28M

2. The Lorax (Universal) Week 2 [3,746 Theaters]
Est Friday $9.6M (-41%), Est Weekend $40M

3. Project X (Warner Bros) Week 2 []
Est Friday $3.8M (-46%), Est Weekend $11.5M

4. Silent House (Open Road) NEW [1,890 Theaters]
Est Friday $2.4M, Est Weekend $6M

5. Act Of Valor (Relativity) Week 3 []
Est Friday $2.1M, Est Weekend $7.5M

6. A Thousand Words (Paramount) NEW [2,124 Theaters]
Est Friday $1.8M, Est Weekend $5.4M
Wah-wah.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

Not a surprise.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

The interesting thing is that reviews are fairly polarized
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Re: Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

OUCH at Eddie Murphy's movie tanking HARD. (its A Thousand Words)
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Eddie better pray for another Shrek movie.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

Originally Posted by Rypro 525
OUCH at Eddie Murphy's movie tanking HARD. (its A Thousand Words)
Who didn't see that coming?
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Originally Posted by davidh777
The interesting thing is that reviews are fairly polarized
No they're not. The general consensus is that the movie sucks.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

The general consensus blows. It's a fun movie.
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Originally Posted by Pizza the Hutt
No they're not. The general consensus is that the movie sucks.
Rotten Tomatoes has it at 50%. The reviews are evenly split.
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Originally Posted by Super X
Rotten Tomatoes has it at 50%. The reviews are evenly split.
But if the positive reviews are merely lukewarm, that's not polarized. Polarized is when half the critics are proclaiming it the worst movie ever made and half are saying it's the best.
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
But if the positive reviews are merely lukewarm, that's not polarized. Polarized is when half the critics are proclaiming it the worst movie ever made and half are saying it's the best.
I'm not reading the professional reviews, just the ones here. And my impression is that we're getting a lot more "it blows" or "it's fun" rather than middle-of-the-roaders.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

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Who didn't see that coming?
I didn't, but only because I don't recall having seen a single trailer or TV spot for the film.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

Originally Posted by Rypro 525
OUCH at Eddie Murphy's movie tanking HARD. (its A Thousand Words)
You mean A Thousand Dollars, because that's the gross.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
You mean A Thousand Dollars, because that's the gross.
actually, it's more like Fifty Four Hundred Thousand Dollars.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

A Thousand Words has sat unreleased on the shelf for over 4 years. I can't even imagine why...
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I'm sure Battleship will rejuvenate Mr. Kitsch's career with no problem. If that fails, there's always a Gambit movie...
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Re: Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

Poor Taylor Kitsch. He's a talented actor, and John Carter is a fun movie. It's not a great movie, though.
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Guess he'll just have to go home with his model-good looks and the millions he's already made and bang his sorrows out into one of the many girls no-doubt throwing themselves at him.

Poor Kitsch.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

I wasn't impressed with anything I've seen with John Carter. Looks like a middle of the road adventure-type flick. All too reminiscent of that Clash of the Titans sword and dagger stuff. I take it they won't be investing in the other books in the series?

Maybe they'll shovel it off to another studio like they did with The Chronicles of Narnia but is Disney producing this film or is it another company like Walden Media?
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Re: Weekend Box Office (3/9 - 3/11): Taylor Kitsch's Career Is Over Before It Started

Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo
Guess he'll just have to go home with his model-good looks and the millions he's already made and bang his sorrows out into one of the many girls no-doubt throwing themselves at him.

Poor Kitsch.


LOL - the ego is such a fragile thing.
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Someone in the marketing dept. at Disney should lose their job...granted, John Carter may not be a good film, but has to be one of the worst marketed potential "blockbusters" in a long time. They saturated the market with some VERY poor ads. All they managed to do was assure people wouldn't be seeing this film.

I can't recall the last movie that got THIS much press and had such a dismal result opening weekend.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Someone in the marketing dept. at Disney should lose their job...granted, John Carter may not be a good film, but has to be one of the worst marketed potential "blockbusters" in a long time. They saturated the market with some VERY poor ads. All they managed to do was assure people wouldn't be seeing this film.

I can't recall the last movie that got THIS much press and had such a dismal result opening weekend.
I agree. John Carter is going to be a bigger bomb than Mars Needs Moms.
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Well part of it has to be due to pushing it up from the Summer release date, although looking at the slate, that's a pretty stacked deck to compete with. Then again that extra time could have been used to overhaul the marketing strategy.
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I agree. John Carter is going to be a bigger bomb than Mars Needs Moms.
Lesson for Disney: Don't make movies about Mars.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Someone in the marketing dept. at Disney should lose their job...granted, John Carter may not be a good film, but has to be one of the worst marketed potential "blockbusters" in a long time. They saturated the market with some VERY poor ads. All they managed to do was assure people wouldn't be seeing this film.

I can't recall the last movie that got THIS much press and had such a dismal result opening weekend.
I see people saying this everywhere and I don't get it. Is the movie not an overstuffed CGI-fest about a dude who goes to Mars and can jump really high and has huge battles with aliens like the trailers make abundantly clear? The movie really doesn't have those things?

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