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“Pan,” the pricey fantasy adventure about a boy who refuses to grow up, crashed on the shoals of audience indifference last weekend when it debuted in the United States and across more than 50 foreign markets.
The film has racked up a meager $40.5 million globally, which is a far cry from the $150 million that Warner Bros. spent to make the picture and the additional $100 million it shelled out to market it. Analysts and rival studio executives predict that the film will result in losses of at least $100 million, given that it needs to do at least $400 million in order to recoup its costs. Estimates for the film’s ultimate global gross ranged from $150 million to just over $200 million, either of which would keep the Neverland epic submerged in red ink.
The studio’s best chance of stanching the bleeding is China, where “Pan” is set to debut on Oct. 22. That country »
- Brent Lang
The Performer | Christina Hendricks
The Show | Mad Men
The Episode | “Lost Horizon” (May 3)
The Performance | As much as Mad Men‘s seven-season run has been about Don’s identity issues and Peggy’s quest to have it all, it’s also been about Joan’s fight to be taken seriously as a smart, beautiful woman in field full of men, their egos and their wandering hands. So it’s fitting that Christina Hendricks’ crowning episode was one in which she played Joan at both her hell-yeah highs and oh-no lows.
It started when Mrs. Harris, accustomed to the status she »
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Mad Men, The Flash, Person of Interest and Nashville!
1 | If you’d had to bet on who would off Outlander‘s pesky Horrocks, wouldn’t your money have been on quick-tempered Jenny rather than her cool-headed husband Ian?
2 | Was Mad Men‘s Peggy skating around Sterling Cooper & Partners’ vacant office, while Roger played the organ, the greatest visual the show has offered this season?
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3 items from 2015
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