When I heard that I was eagerly awaited the box office report. Below is a screen shot from Box Office Mojo:
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As you can see, John Carter added almost 170 screens this weekend and managed to rake in $1.3 million. Fantastically, that's a 1073.8% jump from last week. Mind you, it's still only made 70+ million to date, and with a budget of 250 million (note, that doesn't even begin to include the cost of marketing) it's not even approaching breaking even. Though, I have no doubt it'll do its darndest to come close when it hits video. Look for it to start circulating that it's the cult underground movie of the year. But that's neither here nor there.
So yes, while The Avengers may have broken records with it's huge opening weekend, the real winner here is old John Carter, which latched on like a sickly leech, sucking what little life it could.