The long-range tracking figures for the last of the Fox-era full “X-Men” films, “Dark Phoenix,” are in and the early prognosis isn’t good.
Box Office Pro is reporting that the new film, the fourth one featuring the ‘First Class’ cast, is currently looking to earn between $40-50 million during its opening weekend in North America in early June.
If the number holds, that would be record-low for the long-running franchise, behind “The Wolverine” with $53 million and the first “X-Men” movie with $54 million.
The film’s story will adapt the seminal Marvel Comics storyline ‘The Dark Phoenix Saga’ in which Jean Grey is taken over by a dark cosmic entity that will tear her apart. In the process, the X-Men try to stop her from destroying the universe.
Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Evan Peters co-star in the film which opens June 7th.