Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic tale of interplanetary adventure arrives on the big screen in "John Carter," a sweeping sci-fi spectacle marking the live-action debut of Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton.

Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) was still haunted by the violence he witnessed on the battlefield when he inexplicably awoke on the distant planet of Barsoom (Mars). Upon learning that the inhabitants of Barsoom are bracing for a major conflict and that war appears inevitable, John finds out that love is a rare commodity on the Red Planet, and summons the courage to be the hero the Martians have been hoping for.

Meanwhile, John falls under the spell of the enchanting Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), who struggles to suppress her compassion in a society known for its warlike ways. Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, and Mark Strong co-star.

The film smashed opening day box office records in Russia while it disappointed at the U.S. box office. The film made $272,757,379 worldwide; $72,157,379 domestically.