Dragons not big business
So Peter Jackson gears up on his Napoleonic Wars meets Smaug endeavor, the adaptation of the Temeraire series of books, but interestingly enough, dragons have never made for big box office. How sad. ;( Of the Top 6 Dragon-focused films, Dragonheart leads the charge with $51M, my favorite Reign of Fire at $43M, and the new guy, Eragon at $39M. Considering inflation, doesn’t seem the movie was able to find enough riders.
Dig in to stats, via our friends at Box Office Mojo, or gaze at the first novel’s artwork here: