Mars needs numbers!
Three movies opened in the top ten this week. No news: Red Riding Hood debuted at #3 with $14 million. Vampires are more popular than wolves. Big news: Battle: Los Angeles takes #1 with $35 million. That's good money.
But the biggest news is about failure: Mars Needs Moms, a 3D CGI extravaganza from producer Bob Zemeckis, pulled down only $7 million. It reportedly cost $150 million to make, so this is bad news. So bad that Disney has pulled out of the Zemeckis-helmed remake of Yellow Submarine, which was to use the same uncanny-valley prone CGI company. As of today the project is being shopped around to other studios.