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March 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Not everyone connected with John Carter is disappointed with the film’s performance. Today’s (Monday) New York Times quotes a news release from Utah’s economic devleopment agency as saying that the movie has created “interest in the state as a tourism destination” and has broaght $20 million in economic benefit to the state and created 175 jobs during its filming in 2010. State officials are apparently unfazed by the reports about the movie becoming one of the biggest flops of all time — at least domestically. “We are looking forward to the next Disney production that will come our way this summer with the filming of ‘The Lone Ranger’ in Utah and surrounding western states,” Marshall Moore, director of the Utah Film Commission, told theTimes JOHN CARTER: GOOD FOR BUSINESS — IN UTAH