Peter Berg Blames BATTLESHIP Failure On THE AVENGERS

Let's face it...BATTLESHIP wasn't exactly the movie that everyone was dying to see...but that isn't stopping director Peter Berg from placing blame for the film's domestic failure elsewhere.

Let’s face it…BATTLESHIP wasn’t exactly the movie that everyone was dying to see…but that isn’t stopping director Peter Berg from placing blame for the film’s domestic failure elsewhere.

In a new interview, Berg made it clear that while he would love to make a sequel, THE AVENGERS killed any hope of that ever happening:

“‘Battleship’ is a film that I would definitely like to do a sequel to…The movie kicked butt internationally, but we kind of ran into a wall when ‘Avengers’ refused to go away. So, what I need everyone to do is go see ‘Battleship’ now that they’ve seen ‘Avengers’ five times. If they do that, we can definitely make a sequel.”

So what would Berg have done different that would have made his film successful?

“I would have loved to have come out three weeks before ‘The Avengers’ domestically, like we did internationally, because ‘The Avengers’ outperformed everything. It was impossible for ‘Battleship’ to get any oxygen.”

BATTLESHIP grossed $63 million domestically on a budget of $209 million. While it took in another $235 million internationally, that still wasn’t enough to make the film profitable.

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