No surprise here, given bad reviews and the movie’s disastrous press tour, but the Fantastic Four reboot is tanking at the box office today.
Variety reports that while the movie was predicted to make $40 million this weekend, the movie is struggling to even pull $30 million. With Thursday night previews, the movie made a dismal $2.7 million at 2900 movie theaters.
20th Century Fox spent $120 million making the movie. The resulting film might not make back this total.
To put it in even more perspective, the last superhero movie to make under $40 million in its opening weekend was The Green Hornet, also known as that time Seth Rogen tried to headline a superhero franchise.
This is the final word on a journey that has included a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the director saying that his “deleted” version would’ve been better, Esquire calling the dick-ish Miles Teller a dick and Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara having to sit through a racist and sexist promotional interview.
At the very least, Fantastic Four looks poised to the win the weekend, anyway? The latest Mission Impossible will likely finish second and make over $1oo million this weekend, while other openers like The Gift and Rickie and the Flash are unlikely to pose any competition at all.
I guess everybody just has other plans this weekend.