John Carter film named one of worst flops of 2012 – but is that wrong?

Something stinks of Mar’s dust.

On December 25, 2012, Samuel Weigley of 24/7 Wall St. reported, “The science-fiction movie (John Carter), … opened with a meager $30.6 million in U.S. ticket sales.

“Foreign sales helped boost opening weekend to more than $100 million, but sales quickly fell. Disney said shortly after the release it would take a $200 million write-down on the movie, making it the biggest box-office dud ever.”

However, the numbers do not add up?

As of today, the domestic total gross is more than $73 million and that doesn’t count the global gross.

So far, John Carter’s foreign take has doubled to almost $210 million and DVD sails boost the total another $19.6 million. Source: The Numbers.com

Add them up and what do you have? $302.6 million, and according to imbd.com, the budget for the film was estimated at $250 million.

So, why does the John Carter film keep getting so much coverage in the media as the box office loser of 2012?

I enjoyed John Carter and want to see more from this potential franchise. How about Cloud Atlas taking the title of box office loser of 2012? The total box office gross for this film so far is $26.7 million but the film had an estimated budget of $100 million.

Let’s see, Cloud Atlas cost about $100 million to produce and promote and earned only $26.7 million compared to John Carter earning $302.6 million with an estimated budget of $250 million.

Maybe we should send Disney and Weigley back to learn basic math, but I’ve always heard that Hollywood does math different from the rest of the world.

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Lloyd Lofthouse, a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran, is the award winning author of The Concubine Saga.

His latest novel is Running with the Enemy. Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. Ethan Card is a loyal U.S. Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again.

And the woman he loves and wants to save was trained to hate and kill Americans.

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