Friday Box Office: ‘Dark Phoenix’ Headed for Franchise-Low $35 Million Debut

Collider | 6/8/2019 | Vinnie Mancuso
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Sadly, it’s looking like 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise is going out less with a bang and more with one of those sparkler things you can buy at Target. Dark Phoenix flew to $14 million on Friday night, with early estimates putting it at second place for the weekend with around $35 million. That would mark the lowest opening for a live-action X-Men film by a large margin, behind The Wolverine‘s $53 million take in 2013.

Dark Phoenix is looking to land behind the animated film The Secret Life of Pets 2, which nabbed $16.5 million on Friday night—plus another $935K from an early Fandango event—and is looking to debut around $46.2 million. Both films are struggling mightily compared to their predecessors, but it’s Dark Phoenix getting the most scrutiny, considering it’s being billed as the “final chapter” of the X-Men franchise that began all...
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