Will 'John Carter' Be the 'Biggest Write-Off of All Time'?
Studio Worried About the Prospects of Pricy Pic
Published: 02/16/2012, Last Updated: 02/17/2012 02:33am
According to Deadline Hollywood, only 27% of those surveyed were “definitely interested” in seeing the film, with just 3% saying it was their “first choice” of upcoming films, a very low “wannasee” factor. Women of all ages appear to be very uninterested in the film, and, in spite of a Super Bowl ad (see “John Carter Super Bowl Ad”), just over half of all people surveyed (53%) were even aware of the movie at all.
Deadline reports that Disney remains committed to pushing the movie with a major media blitz that is launching on Sunday. “We’re not running away from the movie. Our job is to sell it,” one studio exec told Deadline, while also pointing out that director Andrew Stanton has had major hits with Finding Nemo and Wall-E.
It’s Getting Crowded on the Red Planet” for a look at Barsoom-based comics from Dynamite and Marvel)? The answer is, probably not much. There is such a difference in scale between the size of movie audiences and those for comics and graphic novels that even if in some sort of worse case scenario John Carter does a total belly flop at the box office, it will still be seen by what is a massive audience in comic book terms and it will undoubtedly interest some of those viewers in the original source material and the many comic adaptations of that material over the years.
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