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Box Office: 'John Carter,' 'A Thousand Words' both flop [Video]

March 12, 2012 |  5:15 pm

John Carter flopped at the box office this weekend
It was a depressing weekend at the box office, as two big-budget films flopped upon arrival in theaters.

Disney's $250-million-plus fantasy epic "John Carter" was overcome by bad buzz and subsequently debuted to around $30 million. And the Eddie Murphy comedy "A Thousand Words," which sources told The Times cost around $70 million, opened to only a weak $6.4 million. That was even worse than the $7 million the thriller "Silent House" brought in, but the scary flick cost less than $1 million to produce.

So why didn't fanboys show up to see the film about a Civil War veteran who ends up on Mars? And can Murphy rehabilitate his career after yet another box office bomb? Check out this week's box office video report for more details.


Disney's 'John Carter': Why did it fail?

'The Lorax' leaves 'John Carter' feeling spaced-out

'John Carter': Critics not over the moon for science-fiction epic

-- Amy Kaufman


Photo: Lynn Collins and Taylor Kitsch star in "John Carter." Credit: Walt Disney Studios

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