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MARS NEEDS MOMS FLOP DRAGS DOWN DISNEY

May 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While a single blockbuster movie can lift a media conglomerate’s earnings dramatically, the latest quarterly earnings report from the Walt Disney Co. indicates that a single big-budget flop can pull it down just as dramatically. Such was the case with the failure of Disney’s Mars Needs Moms, which cost $150 million to produce but earned […]

YELLOW SUBMARINE GOES IN THE TANK WITH MARS NEEDS MOMS

March 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The sinking of Robert Zemeckis’s Mars Needs Moms has apparently sunk plans for another Zemickis motion-capture feature, the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project has been canceled by Disney after the Mars flick, which reportedly cost $150 million to make, ended up earning just $6.9 million on its opening weekend — […]

BOX OFFICE SLUMP CONTINUES

March 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The virtually uninterrupted downtrend in ticket sales this year was extended once again as total receipts this weekend fell more than 13 percent behind last year’s for the comparable week. The top moneymaker was Battle: Los Angeles, with $35.6 million,but that was just a little more half what Disney’s Alice in Wonderland earned in its […]

ALIENS AND WEREWOLVES INVADE THEATERS

March 11, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Aliens land at the box office this weekend in two movies but are expected to emerge victorious in only one of them. That one is Battle: Los Angeles, starring Aaron Eckhart, which is expected to earn $30-35 million. It reportedly cost about $75 million to make. But another alien film, Mars Needs Moms, which cost […]