Blu-Ray Releases for December 22, 2015

pan blu-rayPAN (2015) — Still playing in 153 theaters, the box office fiasco Pan arrives on Blu-Ray, days before Christmas.  Budgeted at a massive $150 million by Warner Bros and RatPac Dune, Pan was pushed back from its July release to October to complete the extensive visual effects — which is the usual PR code for retooling and throwing more money at a film that doesn’t work.  After reshoots and additional vfx, the film certainly cost more than its current price tag, which Warner Bros envisioned as a franchise akin to Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.  Pan received poor reviews and opened way below its low expectations with $15,315,435 (which is the same number the 2003 Peter Pan opened with adjusted for inflation and without 3D price gouging) and the pic came in behind Hotel Transylvania 2 in its second weekend, also competing for family auds.  Showing poor legs at the box office, Pan tumbled 61.7% in its second weekend to $5,863,128 and has so far pulled in $34,964,818 — and will likely be pulled from release shortly with just over $35 million at the domestic box office.

Pan’s international numbers came in at an underwhelming $25.2 million during its first weekend in 54 territories and has so far pulled in $91.5 million.  Pan opened in China where it flopped with a poor $3.4 million and Warner/RatPac is looking at their biggest misfire since Jupiter Ascending earlier in 2015.  The worldwide gross has stalled at a less thann blockbuster $91.5 million.