For every surprise hit, there are dozens of failed and forgotten flicks that crash and burn at the box office.
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America have just revealed their picks for the best sci-fi and fantasy writing and filmmaking of the last year.
Time magazine has revealed its 10 worst films of the year—and someone beat out box office bomb John Carter for the top spot. So which film ranked as the worst of the worst?
Most of us get pretty cranky without enough sleep. But, there is such a thing as too much sleep—especially in sci-fi. Sadly, that's where these folks come in.
The lead up to the epic (and epic bomb) John Carter was filled with marketing missteps, as Disney tried to push—then mask—the hard sci-fi underpinnings behind the Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation. Now one of the film's producers has spoken out, and says it's that indecisiveness that ultimately doomed the film.
A lot of people are still puzzling over why John Carter didn't fare better at the box office, particularly after we all saw the scale of the visual feast director Andrew Stanton prepared for us. Co-star Willem Dafoe is just as baffled as we are ... but he does have a theory.
A live-action take on Snow White has been in the works at Disney for years, and production was set to start up in a few months—that is until the network pulled the plug. Why? Mostly because of John Carter's epic fail at the box office.
The year's first big box office bomb has already dropped in Disney's John Carter, and prognosticators think the board game-inspired alien invasion flick Battleship could be the next to crash and burn—mostly because of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Hey, remember John Carter? It's the movie that lost as much money as The Avengers just made in three days. But Disney's epic sci-fi bomb saw a dramatic jump in box office revenue last weekend, and it's all thanks to Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Taylor Kitsch is taking the high road. The actor, who appeared in last month's John Carter, isn't letting the film's underwhelming box office dampen his spirits. Where you see a commercial failure, he sees a success.