There are a lot of people who were not surprised when John Carter flopped. According to insiders, the budget for this movie is at $250 million. The fact that it only earned $30 million for one weekend is truly bad news for the producers. The main reason for this is probably because there wasn’t any recognizable star in its cast. There were also some people who failed to understand what the movie was about when they saw the trailer.
Needless to say, a lot of people were not interested in it when they saw it for the first time. This movie was also targeted for young boys and it is obvious that the young boys were not interested in the movie enough to show up. There were still many other reasons but the fact that it bombed was expected.
John Carter is one of the most infamous flops in film history. One of the big issues with the film was the casting choices. Many fans felt that the cast left a lot to be desired. ANother big issue was the once word of the cost of the film got out, fans were confused as to why a live action movie with no one noteworthy cast in it would cost so much money to make. This is true to the extent that John Carter became shorthand for a box office flop.
John Carter not only failed to succeed in the box office, it was so bad that the film was actually a huge financial disaster as well. The movie only earned $284 million and while that may seem like a lot of money, it cost Walt Disney $250-$307 million dollars to create. Walt Disney ended up taking a loss of a staggering $200 million dollars because of this movie. Other examples of box office flops are Ishtar and Heaven's Gate.