Despite lackluster ticket sales and poor reviews, Warner Bros. is still behind their Green Lantern franchise as they are still going ahead with a sequel, THR reports.
Green Lantern opened with around $53 million, which was below expectations, and this weekend saw sales drop about 66% - more than Thor (47%) and X-Men First Class (56%). Friday's sales were actually down about 72% or so.
THR notes, Warner Bros. was “somewhat disappointed,” but is still behind the franchise.
Update: Now THR states they have another source saying the decision has not been made, yet.
Various questions have risen because of the poor performace of Green Lantern, which cost $200 million to make with another $100 million in advertising, inluding whether or not audiences are tired of super hero movies, and also if this signifies the end of movie studios getting behind B-list characters. Couldn't it just be the movie was not that good? The next super hero movie to hit is Captain America: First Avenger on July 22nd. Will that fare better?
The Green Lantern movie opens in theaters June 17th, 2011 starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond, Mark Strong as Sinestro and Temuera Morrison as Abin Sur.
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