- Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 November 2013 07:05
- Written by Lupe Haas
Directed by Andrew Stanton (Wall-E), “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. Prior to Disney's adaptation, many directors and actors were looking to bring the adventures of John Carter to the big screen, but the script and the big budget scared many off.
Disney's JOHN CARTER opened with midnight screenings Thursday. As of Friday, March 9th, the sci-fi flick opened to $9.82 million, according to Box Office Mojo. A $250 million dollar film like JOHN CARTER typically has to take in $75 million opening weekend to be considered a success, but industry estimates predict the the film will take in half of that for a $25 to $30 million soft opening.