“Dark Phoenix” Crashes in Box Office

Sophie Turner ןמ "Dark Phoenixץ" Photo by D Gregory/20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock (10102959g)

The latest installment of Marvel’s X-Men franchise failed to rise from  the ashes. 

The only title Dark Phoenix earned this weekend is the title of the installment with lowest opening in the 19-year franchise. The previous title holder was 2013’s The Wolverine.

The film opened to an estimated $33 million during an overall low-earning nationwide box office. 

The animated The Secret Life of Pets 2 collected $47.1 million, which gave it the number one spot. 

Dark Phoenix directed by Simon Kinberg and starring Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender, did do a bit better at the international box office with $107 million. There it beat the pet-centered pic that earned $16 million globally. 

Box office holdovers Disney’s live-action Aladdin banked another $67.6 million worldwide brining its total to $604 million. It is followed by Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which amassed $292 million globally. Rounding out the top five is Paramount’s Rocketman, which grosses a total of $51 million.

Check out the top ten for this weekend’s box office. 

1. The Secret Life of Pets 2— $47.1 million

2. Dark Phoenix— $33 million

3. Aladdin— $24.5 million

4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters— $15.5 million

5. Rocketman— $14 million

6. Ma— $7.8 million

7. John Wick: Chapter Three–Parabellum — $7.4 million

8. Avengers: Endgame— $4.8 million

9. Pokemon Detective Pikachu— $3 million

10. Booksmart— $1.6 million