Box Office: ‘Fantastic Four’ Isn’t So Fantastic

Marvel's Fantastic Four had one of the lowest openings of all time for a big-budget studio superhero movie....
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Womp, womp. Marvel’s Fantastic Four had one of the lowest openings of all time for a big-budget studio superhero movie. The Josh Trank directed flick, which had a budget of $120 million, brought in a dismal $26.2 million from 3,995 North American theaters it’s opening weekend.

Fantastic has been receiving poor reviews (and “non-reviews”) for weeks, so it’s no surprise Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, starring Tom Cruise, took the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row with $29.4 million.

In a controversial move (days before the movie was released) Trank tweeted and later deleted: “A year ago, I had a fantastic version of this. And it would have received great reviews. You’ll probably never see. That’s reality though.”

The tweet could have something to do with the movie’s terrible opening, but I guess we will never know.


Despite the dreadful opening Fox says they are still  “committed to the superhero characters and their potential.” Whatever that means.


My name is Lizzette, but feel free to call me Lizz. I binge watch TV shows I've already seen, I'm constantly quoting movies, and most importantly I love pop culture.
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