Mission Makes A Mint

Cinemagoers ignore duff reviews

by Willow Green |
Published on

It may have been roundly panned by the American critics, but Disney were still laughing all the way to the bank as Mission to Mars scored an estimated $23.1 million in its opening weekend. Audiences clearly wanted to find out for themselves how bad a multi-million dollar Brian de Palma movie with a stellar cast could be. Following Mission in second place this weekend with a meagre $6.7 million at the box office was Johnny Depp’s Ninth Gate a supernatural thriller that fared just as badly with the press. For a rundown of just what the critics stateside thought of Mission to Mars and Ninth Gate, go to www.rotten-tomatoes.com

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us