- GREEN LANTERN FLOPPED BUT THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR THE FRANCHISE
While Green Lantern still has 22 more countries to open up in, the box office results for the comic book adaptation have been less than astronomical…. No actually the film has been a major flop.
The film cost about $200 million to make, and about another $100 in marketing costs, the Martin Campbell-directed film has earned $114 million domestically and $40 million internationally, for a worldwide total of just $154 million so far. And with the film released in all the major territories, that bring in the majority of films money coupled with the fact that reviews from critics and audience a like is leaning towards the negative. We really think that this film can be labeled a flop now.
According to Warner Bros. film group president Jeff Robinov, however, they are still thinking about moving ahead with a sequel. He tells the Los Angeles Times "we had a decent opening so we learned there is an audience. To go forward we need to make it a little edgier and darker with more emphasis on action…. And we have to find a way to balance the time the movie spends in space versus on Earth."
The newspaper adds that the studio would like to go with another director for the sequel, though they say that Campbell has an option for the second film. This means that if the studio were going to move forward without him, they would have to work something out.
Robinov added that they have "a solid script" for The Flash and he is also still interested in a Justice League movie