Is it that bad? Or was it bad marketing, timing? I never relish or gloat over the failure of anything. People work and try hard. But this movie just got slaughtered on every level. Sony even lied about the movie being #1 in Australia. I came in at #4. Man – Beastly made more money. I guess Alex dodged a bit bullet on this one. Cassie Clare is also getting thrown under the bus. She seems to do a lot of back peddling.