BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Widely anticipated 20th Century Fox movie, Fantastic Four has flopped massively in cinemas across North America. Directed by Josh Trank, it opened to a horrible $26.2 million in 3,995 cinemas making it one of the lowest openings for a big-budget superhero movie.
Fantastic Four‘s failure was so massive, Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, in its second week raced past it, scooping $29.4 million from 3,998 cinemas.
Even overseas, Four could only gross $34.1 million across 43 markets while Rogue Nation raked in $65.5 million in 58 markets, returning $265.3 million globally.
Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 9% fresh rating while cinema goers slapped a C-CinemaScore on it, giving it the worst grade for a major Hollywood studio superhero film.
Chris Aronson, Fox domestic distribution boss said, “While we’re disappointed, we remain committed to these characters and we have a lot to look forward to in our Marvel universe.” Speaking specifically about Four, he said, “[The] studio fully supported Josh Trank’s vision for the film, as we do with all our filmmakers.”
Taking into consideration big-budget superhero movies, Fantastic Four did even less than 2011 flop The Green Hornet which rallied $33.5 million.