‘Fantastic Four’ Marks One of the Worst Debuts for Marvel Comics Adaptation

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Superhero team-up movie “The Fantastic Four” opened to a disappointed $26.2 million from 3,995 theaters, securing a second position at this weekend box office. The reboot, starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell, launched to an estimated $34.1 million from 43 international markets for a global bow of $60.3 million.

“Fantastic Four” is considerably one of the worst debuts for a big-budget superhero movie, earning even less than 2011 flop “The Green Hornet” ($33.5 million). “While we’re disappointed, we remain committed to these characters and we have a lot to look forward to in our Marvel universe,” said Fox domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson. “Fantastic Four” has been slammed by critics and got a C- CinemaScore.

On the first position was action thriller “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation“. The movie defeated “The Fantastic Four”, adding another $29.4 million from 3,988 theaters for a domestic total of $109.5 million. “Rogue Nation” took in $65.5 million from 58 territories for a foreign cume of $156.7 million and global haul of $265.3 million.

Placing the third was “The Gift“, Joel Edgerton‘s directorial debut. The movie launched to approximately $12 million from 2,503 theaters. Coming behind “The Gift” was the raunchy comedy “Vacation” which earned another $9.1 million from 3,430 domestic theaters in its second week. Rounding out the top five was Paul Rudd‘s “Ant-Man” which garnered around $7.8 million after four weeks in theaters.

  1. The Fantastic Four” – $29.4 million
  2. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” – $26.2 million
  3. The Gift” – $12 million
  4. Vacation” – $9.1 million
  5. Ant-Man” – $7.8 million
  6. Minions” – $7.3 million
  7. Ricki and the Flash” – $7 million
  8. Trainwreck” – $6.2 million
  9. Pixels” – $5.4 million
  10. Southpaw” – $4.7 million


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