X-Men: Dark Phoenix might lose a heavenly $125 million (£98 million). It received the lowest ever opening for an X-men film, only a wrecked $33 million.
Bad news keeps on hitting X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The movie is already facing a lot of critical reviews from the audience. The movie only took a disastrous $33 million, over the weekend. This is the lowest ever by an X-Men film from Fox. Furthermore, it ended the current X-Men franchise.
The film made a low $45.7 million in China, given the fact that there was a public holiday in the world’s second-largest movie market. Director Simon Kinberg’s movie cost around $350 million including the production and advertisement expenses. Dark Phoenix was not the X-Men movie that movie lovers were looking forward to. Critics showed that with a 23% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Dark Phoenix: Production and Cast
The shooting of the film completed two summers ago, just in time after the merger of Disney and Fox in December 2017. In addition, it was rumored that Dark Phoenix was planned to be two movies. But during the late pre-production, the director changed gears and said it was going to be one movie. The cast of the film included: Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) against Jessica Chastain’s Vuk.
Reports also say that the ending of the movie was changed because it looked quite similar to that of Captain Marvel. Dark Phoenix is darker and more psychologically complex than other X-Men movies. The original plan was to release it before Captain Marvel (March 8) and be the first female-led Marvel movie.
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