PEPLUM box office 2012

There were few PEPLUM films released in 2012. There were so few that I decided to include THE HOBBIT even if I don't consider it a PEPLUM film per se, it being too far off into the Fantasy genre spectrum to be included under the wide umbrella of the PEPLUM genre.

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: $168 million; Worldwide: $456 million. Production budget:

SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN: $155 million domestic; $396 million worldwide. Production budget: $170 million.

WRATH OF THE TITANS = $83 million domestic; $301 million worldwide, Production budget: $159 million.

JOHN CARTER = $73 million domestic ; $282 million worldwide. Production budget: $250 million.

Box office results for ASTERIX & OBELIX: GOD SAVE THE QUEEN are difficult to come by. In France, the film registered 3,731,002 "entrées" (attendance or tickets sold).

The genre is seemingly dying, THE HOBBIT notwithstanding. I doubt there'll be a third TITANS film, after the disappointing box office for WRATH. And JOHN CARTER is in a category of its own when it comes to box office flops (Disney considered it a flop even before it hit theatres). 2013 has some interesting titles in store for genre fans but nothing remotely spectacular.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What titles you hearing about in 2013, that interest you?

Bill

PEPLUM cinema said...

Well, there's supposed to be a prequel to 300.