Disney announced Monday that “John Carter” would result in a $200 million loss for the company. For your viewing pleasure, here’s a non-definitive list of other movies that have the flop asterisk justly — and unjustly — next to their names. (Box-office figures from Box Office Mojo, unless otherwise noted.)
"John Carter," 2012Andrew Stanton's film holds the distinction of being the first flop of the year, though some -- including Stanton's Pixar cohort Brad Bird -- feel that negative chatter in the press unfairly hurt the film. "John Carter" currently boasts an anemic 35 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes among top critics. (Translation: Most of them didn't like it.)Frank Connor/AP
A mass skiing competition in Russia, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Northern Lights glow over Finland, former congressman John Dingell’s funeral in Washington and more images from around the world.
NASA tried one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, but declared it dead on Feb. 13, 2019, 15 years after arriving at the Red Planet. The solar-powered rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades.