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BOX OFFICE: ‘Pan’ Bombs in the Box Office

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‘PAN' movie bombs in the box office and it looks like the movie will probably be a major loss for the studio.

Joe Wright's major motion picture Pan is looking like one of the biggest Box Office disasters of . After opening to $15.5 million from over 3,000 theaters in the U.S., a disastrous start for a that cost over $150 million to make.

Many believed that the overseas market would save Pan, but reports suggest that the movie did less than favorably in other countries. “Pan opened to a muted $20.5 million from 52 markets representing 40 percent of the foreign marketplace, putting its early foreign total at $40.6 million (it opened two weekends ago in Australia).” As The Hollywood Reporter pointed out, “Unless it does big internationally, Warners is facing a steep loss. One hope is China, where Pan rolls out Oct. 22. So far, it is doing best in Latin America, while struggling in Europe.”

Pan has received poor reviews, despite adding hours of additional special effects work after the movie was pushed back at the last minute from June 26th to October 9th.

There were reports and comments that the Pan movie was whitewashed and refused to cast Native American for the lead role of Tiger Lily and Kate Mara instead.

Critics of the casting noted that there were very few main for Native American women in Hollywood and that the only role that is specifically for a Native American, is given to a Caucasian woman. Therefore, hurting Native Americans trying to break into Hollywood and the .

Well, recently, Rooney Mara responded to the casting controversy by saying she “felt really bad” about the whitewashing casting decision.“It wasn't great, I felt really bad about it. It was something that I thought about before I met with Joe. When I met with Joe and heard what his plans for it were, it was something I really wanted to be a part of. But I totally sympathize with why were upset and feel really bad about it.”

Meanwhile, 's  won the weekend race with a better-than-expected $37 million from 3,854 locations and earning a total of $108.7 million locations.

What do you think of the ‘Pan' movie? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below!

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Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.

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