Just How Big of a Flop is "Jack the Giant Slayer"?

Just How Big of a Flop is "Jack the Giant Slayer"?

Though its promise of spectacular special effects made Jack the Giant Slayer one of the most anticipated movies of the year, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the film, which was directed by X-Men's Bryan Singer, may actually lose between $125 million to $140 million for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Yikes.

The film cost about $195 million to produce and a $100 million to market, but it only pulled in $28 million on opening weekend. Now, at about four weeks into its run, it's only earned $65 million domestically and $140 million internationally, which puts its worldwide total at $205 million - a huge loss considering the amount Warner Bros. and Legendary spent on the film.

For some context: That loss would put the film between Universal's Battleship and Disney's John Carter as one of the biggest flops in recent Hollywood history. 

The film, which follows the story of a farmboy named Jack who must save a princess from a race of giants, stars Ewan McGregor, Nicholas Hoult, and Eleanor Tomlinson.

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[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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