Harrison Ford’s canine adventure The Call of the Wild is shaping up to be the latest box office dud for the Disney-owned 20th Century.
The film, based on Jack London’s best-selling novel, has made $45 million in the U.S. and $79 million globally after two weeks in theaters. That wouldn’t be a bad result, had The Call of the Wild cost a moderate amount to make and market. However, it carries a price tag above $125 million, meaning the film needs to make between $250 million and $275 million to break even, according to sources close to the production and rival studio executives. Given the unlikeliness that it’ll reach those ticket sales, The Call of the Wild is expected to lose around $50 million. Tsg co-financed the film, which will help mitigate damages for Disney.
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