X-Men: Dark Phoenix Underwhelms At The Box Office

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix came out worldwide this past weekend and it looks like it will be the lowest grossing entry in the 20 year old franchise. The Box Office numbers are very low at the moment.

As reported by Box Office Pro, Dark Phoenix only mustered an opening weekend of $33 million. This is much lower than the previous low of $50 million that was earned in 2013 from The Wolverine.

It does not help that word of mouth for the film is very poor at the moment.

The movie has a Cinemascore of a "B-" and it looks like a lot of comic book movie fans are deciding to save their money.

Dark Phoenix is also the first X-Men movie not to debut at the number one spot. The highest grossing movie this weekend belonged to The Secret Life of Pets 2 with an opening of $47.1 million.

From a worldwide standpoint, Dark Phoenix has earned $140 million globally. The movie will have to do well in the coming weeks in order to make up for its $200 million budget.

At this rate, it looks like the movie will be a flop. This should not really concern Disney since they are likely going to reboot the franchise within the next five years or so.

Dark Phoenix serves as a finale for 20th Century Fox's run of X-Men movies that started back in the year 2000. It does not look like the series ended on a high note.

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