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Mars detracts!

With the exception of ”Total Recall,” Red Planet-themed movies have routinely flopped at the cineplex. Will ”John Carter,” which is adapted from an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel called ”A Princess of Mars,” have better luck than its predecessors?

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Total Recall (1990) — $119.4M

Mars Attacks! (1996) — $37.8M

Species II (1998) — $19.2M

My Favorite Martian (1999) — $36.9M

Mission to Mars (2000) — $60.9M

John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars (2001) — $8.7M

Doom (2005) — $28.2M

Mars Needs Moms (2011) — $21.4M

Source: Box Office Mojo; final domestic grosses