Just three weeks into its wide release, Dark Phoenix -- the final film in 20th Century Fox's mainline X-Men series -- is apparently already being pulled from cinemas nationwide.
According to Exhibitor Relations Co. on Twitter, Dark Phoenix is set to lose 1,667 theaters this week, which amounts to about 44 percent of the cinemas it has been shown in stateside.
Fire extinguished. X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX will lose 1,667 theaters (-44%) in just its 3rd week of release.— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) June 20, 2019
Despite coming in at second place at the box office during its opening weekend earlier this month, Dark Phoenix still noticeably underperformed. Domestically, the X-Men finale pulled in just over $32.8 million over its first weekend. The film then suffered a significant second-week drop.
At the time of writing, the film has earned just over $60 million domestically and $172.8 million from international markets, bringing its worldwide box office gross to just under $233 million. This signifies a financial blow to Fox, seeing as how the film had an estimated production budget of $200 million (not counting marketing and distribution costs.)
Directed and written by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Holt, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain. The film is out in theaters now.
(via Heroic Hollywood)