It’s official. Walt Disney Pictures’ 3D fantasy epic “John Carter” is a bomb. It may seem premature to declare it a failure less than two weeks after it opened and while it’s still in heavy rotation in the nation’s multiplexes. However, it has been designated a bomb by none other than Disney itself.
"In light of the theatrical performance of ‘John Carter’ ($184 million global box office), we expect the film to generate an operating loss of approximately $200 million during our second fiscal quarter ending March 31,” the studio said in a statement March 19, according to The Associated Press. The $250 million film was intended to be the first part of a trilogy, which now seems unlikely.