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Walt Disney Studios' John Carter, which flopped harder than a kid full-sprint jumping onto a dry Slip n' Slide, actually sits in the top slot for home video sales.
The movie lost well over $100 million in theaters, and what's worse is that Disney wanted it to become their next big franchise, spanning sequels, toys, video games and theme park rides.
It seems that while it might have at first been written off, the average home video viewer wanted to give it a chance… and it must've been good enough to deserve a recommendation to friends.
It sold the most Blu-rays and the most overall discs, beating out #2 Act of Valor (which did similarly poorly in theaters) and #3 Safe House (which did better in theaters, probably due to Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds).
We wonder how many home sales and rentals it'll take for them to make back their money. Probably hundreds of millions more than they'll ever get.
Which is sad, because that means no franchise. Cause we'd ride a John Carter ride. Well, more like we'd ride John Carter (Taylor Kitsch.)
[Image via John Carter/Disney.]