LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” proved that not every Marvel movie is a license to print money after a dismal debut in the worldwide box office.
According to Comscore, “Dark Phoenix” earned just $33 million in ticket sales from North American theaters, and just $107 million from international markets, according to Comscore. The film’s weekend results mark a low point for the franchise, and well short of its estimated $350 million production budget.
While Dark Phoenix took the #1 spot in 36 markets, including China, France, Mexico, and Russia, it lost the top spot to The Secret Life Of Pets 2, which debuted to an estimated $48.03 million from North American theaters.
Based on Marvel’s X-Men comic characters, “Dark Phoenix” is the 12th film in one of the longest running Marvel franchises and the last film released by Fox before Disney acquired the rights to the IP. The film stars “Game of Thrones” veteran Sophie Turner in the lead role along with James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, with first time director Sam Kinberg at the helm.
Last week’s champion, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, slid to fourth place over the weekend, earning $15.5m in North American theaters, and $47.1M internationally, according to Comscore.
Disney’s Alladin also continued to perform, hanging on at #3 and earning $24.5 million through Sunday in North America and $67.6M internationally.