Friday, December 27, 2013

Game over for Ender's Game franchise hopes


As of Dec. 25th, Ender's Game only pulled in $88 million worldwide, ($61 million domestically).
     The unenthusiastically-reviewed movie allegedly cost $110 million to produce (not including advertising, distribution, etc., which usually double the break-even point).
     The audience for the film evidently spent its money on "Thor: The Dark World" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
     Contrary to rumor, the book's author, Orson Scott Card, a homophobe in a class by himself, neither profits from the success nor suffers from the failure of the film:
...multiple sources from both inside and outside the companies that produced the “Ender’s Game” film – distributor Summit Entertainment, visual effects company Digital Domain and book-rights holder OddLot Entertainment – tell TheWrap that Card’s fee has already been paid through a decade-old deal that includes no backend.
     If you really want to hit Card where it hurts, boycott his book instead: Card still profits handsomely from the novel, perched at the top of the latest New York Times Best Seller List for paperback mass-market fiction.


  1. Card may not be affected by the failure of this movie. BUT, it effectively kills the property as a franchise, which surely DOES affect him.

  2. interesting being as it was seen over here just this morning in nottingham U.K for 33p