‘Mortal Engines’ Adaptation Loses $100 Million at Box Office

‘Mortal Engines’ Adaptation Loses $100 Million at Box Office

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Let’s do some math here—Philip Reeve’s young adult adaptation, produced by Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy—cost $110 million. It grossed $7.5 million in its opening week,making a worldwide total of $42.3M. That’s quite a loss, and it’s become international news, that Mortal Engines , which follows Hester Shaw, played by Hera Hilmar, a girl in a ‘post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive’, has flopped hugely.   Image Via Movieweb.com   There are a couple of reasons why this is thought to have happened. Firstly, the Reeves’ books upon which the film is based are not hugely popular- …