Taylor Kitsch is taking the high road. The actor, who appeared in last month's John Carter, isn't letting the film's underwhelming box office dampen his spirits. Where you see a commercial failure, he sees a success.
John Carter cost Disney an estimated $250 million to produce. Its opening weekend, it debuted in second place (behind Dr. Seuss' The Lorax) with $30 million. Since then, it's grossed a mere $66 million domestically. That's nothing to write home about. Luckily, the overseas market has picked up the slack with an additional $188 million, bringing Carter's worldwide total to $254 million.
Kitsch has seen the numbers, but he isn't fazed by the John Carter backlash.
"I don't see it as a failure, that's the thing. I'm incredibly proud of it, and I would do it all over again," he said. "If someone told me that my first lead film will make well over 300 million dollars, that's a good thing."
He continued, "I know personally I literally did everything possible I could have in John Carter, and in Battleship and in Savages. That's why I prep so hard, and why I push myself so hard, so I can have no regrets."
The actor's also taken note of the fan movement for a John Carter sequel.
"If you are going to pay attention to the materialistic part of it, you also need to pay attention to the fans. For them to have these Facebook pages and rally to get another one going, it's quite flattering."
What do you think? Are people being too hard on John Carter?