Maybe, but the point is, why should it have to? How have we got to a point where only 12A pics are really, really succesful? I'm tired of everything being watered down. I'm not saying every film should be ultra violent and full of harsh language but there needs to be more choice out there.
It may have tanked but I do at least admire Dredd's integrity (aside from the 3D thang which was an unfortunate neccesity).