Of which Disney kept far less than half. The other went to distributors, Bruckheimer, theaters, Johnny Dipp, Indurstrial Light and Magic and all the other people with "backend deals" on the movie. Jerry's got Disney over a barrel, Johnny's French castles are expensive to maintain, and Disney had to did dumb things because to keep the bloated budget down. Still, considering how much Disney spent to make and market the mess (more on this one flick than on all three Lord of the Rings movies)...the company is going to be paying off the debt for a while.Almost a billion dollars, no one would considered that a failure,...
That's the reason episodes 4 and 5 are "in discussion" instead of being filmed.
Welcome to the world of Hollywood accounting.
P.S. Have you actually seen Tokyo DisneySea? Everything about Mysterious Island is based around Captain Nemo. But instead of using him like a prop figure (as in Woody and Buzz), you're entering his world. The same with Lost River Delta - this is exactly the kind of place you'd find Indiana Jones, it's not a street fair with booths hocking whips and fedoras.