Dark Phoenix Even Scored a Franchise Low CinemaScore Grade

Dark Phoenix Fire Cover of Entertainment Weekly December 2017

Dark Phoenix is on a losing streak when it comes to reviews, receiving the lowest CinemaScore rating of any film in the X-Men film franchise.

CinemaScore posted the film's official rating on its Twitter page, saying, "# receives a B- #CinemaScore grade."

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Even some of the X-Men franchise's most poorly reviewed movies scored better with CinemaScore. X-Men Origins: Wolverine made a B+ grade, X-Men: Apocalypse got an A- and X-Men: The Last Stand landed an A-. The highest rated X-Men films on the scoring site are 2003's X2: X-Men United and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, both scoring an A.

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The film didn't fare any better on Rotten Tomatoes, scoring a 22%. This puts the film below X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which scored 37% and X-Men: Apocalypse, which scored 47%. On the higher end, X-Men: Days of Future Past achieved 90% and 2017's Logan hit 93%.

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Dark Phoenix is experiencing losses at the box office as well. Projections show the film will only earn $33.9 million over the three-day weekend, the lowest for any film in the X-Men franchise.

Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain.

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