Box Office: ‘Dark Phoenix’ Has Worst Opening in X-Men History

Variety | 6/8/2019 | Variety Staff
Click For Photo: https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/dark-phoenix2.jpg?w=700&h=393&crop=1

June gloom has officially spread to the U.S. box office.

According to Friday’s grosses, this weekend’s two biggest releases – “The Secret Life of Pets 2” and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” – are debuting well short of expectations, but it’s “Dark Phoenix” that’s flaming out the worst.

Disney-Fox - Installment - Franchise - Track - Opening

Disney-Fox’s latest installment in the X-Men franchise is on track for a dismal $34 million opening after collecting just $14 million on Friday, which would make it the worst debut ever for an X-Men movie (“The Wolverine” debuted to $53 million in 2013).

Still, the Simon Kinberg-directed “Phoenix” has yet to bow internationally, where the franchise has excelled in the past, but it will need some heroics to make up for its $200 million price tag. “Dark Phoenix,” the seventh and final film in the main “X-Men” storyline, stars Sophie Turner, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, and is currently playing in 3,721 locations.

Weekend

This weekend’s top...
(Excerpt) Read more at: Variety
Wake Up To Breaking News!
I'm not always cranky, sometimes I'm actually running!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!