Experts say the 'X-Men' franchise will rebound after the 'Dark Phoenix' disaster — here are 2 major reasons why

Credit: Business Insider- Published on June 11, 2019
· The latest "X-Men" movie, "Dark Phoenix," bombed at the box office over the weekend with $33 million in the US, the lowest opening in the franchise.
· But box-office experts agree that the franchise isn't dead just yet now that Disney is in charge, and there are two major reasons why.
· Exhibitor Relations senior...

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Published on June 10, 2019 -  01:24
'Dark Phoenix' and 'Pets 2' Both Underperform During Disappointing Box Office Weekend
'Dark Phoenix' and 'Pets 2' Both Underperform During Disappointing Box Office Weekend 'Dark Phoenix' earned $33 million at the domestic box office, the lowest debut for an 'X-Men' film ever. 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' led the U.S. box office with $47.1 million, one of the lowest opening weekends for animation studio Illumination and Universal. 2016's 'The Secret Life of Pets' earned $104.3 million in its opening weekend. 'Dark Phoenix' is the final installment in an 'X-Men' franchise that began in 2000. The film currently has just a 22% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a B- CinemaScore. 'Dark Phoenix' marks Sophie Turner's debut with the franchise as Jean Gray. Amazon Studios' 'Late Night,' starring Mindy Kaling, made its debut at four locations in New York and Los Angeles. The film earned an impressive average of $62,414 per-theater for $249,654 total.

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