Yeah...it's kinda sick that we live in a world where over $600M worldwide at the box office isn't considered "enough". But why the disappointing box office? Could it be...perhaps...after what is known as the "fan boy" crowd had pumped the first weekend up to record levels, then come and gone that...people really didn't like the movie that much?
This is a lesson Hollywood is learning over and over and over this summer. Megabudget movies are coming in below expectation ("The Wolverine") or just plain, outright bombing. Did anybody but the really dedicated fans actually walk out of the last "Wolverine" movie thinking, "Man! I can't wait to see another one!!!!" ? I would say, simply...No. Did anyone see the ads for this summers biggest utter failures, "Pacific Rim", "White House Down", "After Earth", "R.I.P.D.", "Elysium", "RED 2", "Turbo" and the notoriously disastrous "The Lone Ranger" (there was literally a new one every week...some weeks had two or three!) and think "Damn! That looks fresh and original and fun!"
So the Question Du Jour...could it be the reason those movies were disasters was that in this internet age, word gets out pretty quickly and maybe it comes down to the fact that people just didn't like them much?