Disney’s expensive and critically panned 3D epic “John Carter” has found favor in — of all places — China.
There, the partly animated film opened in first place, bringing in 188 million yuan ($29.8 million U.S.) over its first 10 days. According to Film Business Asia, this amounts to 10% of John Carter’s worldwide revenues and almost half of its total North American grosses.
In Japan, yet another franchise of blue robotic cat Doraemon has made it to the top, holding No. 1 spot for four weeks in a row.
The anime film Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles — Animal Adventure brought in an estimated $3 million this past week, according to Tokyo Hive. The film has now taken in almost $25 million.
In second place is romance We Were There, a film based on a comic that was also turned into an animated TV series which grossing $2.6 million this past week for a two-week total of $12 million.