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Old March 20 2012, 10:14 PM   #37
Asbo Zaprudder
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Re: Disney's JOHN CARTER

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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) was a fairly decent film despite the cheesy title and cost 1.2M to make - does anyone know if it turned a profit?
At this point it probably has, but judging by some of the remarks on the audio commentary on the DVD/Blu-Ray, it wasn't a huge hit at the box office when it was first released. I can't find any figures online, though.
I'm guessing it didn't make enough as there weren't any sequels. The ending makes it look as though either they ran out of money in production or they were expecting it to have a follow-up.

Anyway, regarding John Carter, I expect Disney will break even eventually but it beats me how anyone can hope for a sequel with the budget that would be required to match the effects in the first outing.
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