Could John Carter Be Saved By International Sales? Tops UK; Fans Hopeful For Sequel
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1045:]]While domestically John Carter tanked big time, the Disney movie seems to be doing more than a bit better on the International market.
Described as Hollywood's biggest flop, John Carter has gone on to claim the #1 spot in the UK, and opened with more than $100 million worldwide.
So far, according to BoxOfficeMojo, Carter has reeled in $183,433,380 worldwide, with less than a third of that coming from the U.S. market, $57,333,380.
And fans are hopeful as more than 5000 are campaigning for a sequel, which director Andrew Stanton began work on before the completion of the first.
However, they do face a hurtle as Stanton previously stated a sequel depends on how well Carter does financially.
John Carter reportedly cost over $250 million to make, plus an extra $100 million marketing budget, with some reports stating that Disney would have to make as much as $700 million to make a profit.
Regarding the sequel, Stanton stated that he saw the film as a trilogy, so he began work writing the script immediately.