But what's being pointed out is that Superman Returns
didn't fail on it's own merit. Before a dime was actually spent towards the movie, it was already carrying about a $150Million burden from previous false starts. If it wasn't burdened with that previously spent budget, it would have performed a slight bit better than Batman Begins.
It was front loaded to fail
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am
Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?