While it’s done well world-wide, Battleship has sunk at the U.S. box office.
And director Peter Berg tells The Huffington Post that the failure of the film gives him the opportunity to reflect on what went wrong with the film.
“I have a movie in theaters right now which has obviously underperformed in many ways. When [a movie] doesn’t work, it’s an … interesting opportunity to look at what went wrong and how it went wrong,” he says.
Berg asserts the concept and the budget for the film were “too big.”
“It was a movie that I tried as hard as I could to get inside of. But the concept is so big and powerful, and the money is so big and so powerful, that the movie is going to run away with itself,” Berg says.
Do you agree with Berg? Or do you think there are other reasons Battleship was a miss?