‘Fantastic Four’ a fantastic flop at box office
The “Fantastic Four” bombed at the box office this weekend, taking in a mere $26.2 million in its opening weekend. That’s pretty pitiful for a superhero movie these days, and nowhere near the $120 million it cost to make it.
It’s also less than half what its two predecessors made. The first “Fantastic Four” opened with $56 million in 2005, and “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” banked $58 million.
There had been talk of a “Fantastic Four” / “X-Men” crossover, but that seems a lot less likely after this weekend. The “FF” characters could pop up in an “X-Men” movie, but probably not as major players.
Their loss was Tom Cruise’s gain, because “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” kept its spot at the top of the heap, with $29.4 million in its second week.
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