Why ‘Mars Needs Moms’ Flopped At the Box Office

Why ‘Mars Needs Moms’ Flopped At the Box Office
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The failure of the film points to a host of issues including waning interest in 3D and computer animation.

Dylan Schenker
  • 16 march 2011

Robert Zemeckis’ new sci-fi family flick, which premiered this weekend, already has analysts decrying the film as potentially one of the worst flops in history. The film, about the abduction of moms by martians and the boy who decides to travel to Mars to get his mother back, cost a staggering 175 million dollars to produce and raked in a paltry 6.9 million this weekend.

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