After a shockingly low Friday opening of about $14 million according to Forbes, it looks like Dark Phoenix is indeed going to end up when the smallest opening weekend for an X-Men film since The Wolverine’s $53 million.
Deadline is now projecting the final X-Men film could be heading towards a $33.9 million opening, which is well below the previous $50 million box office tracking. How the film is doing overseas is unclear at the moment, but should do better in China.
Here are the previous unadjusted openings of the other X-Men films for some context and why it’s a little disappointing that Dark Phoenix couldn’t make a bigger impact this weekend.
- Deadpool (2016) – $132.4 million
- Deadpool 2 (2018) – $125.5 million
- X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) – $102.7 million
- X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – $90.8 million
- Logan (2017) – $88.4 million
- X2: X-Men United (2003) – $85.5 million
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) – $85 million
- X-Men: Apocalyspe (2016) – $65.7 million
- X-Men: First Class (2011) – $55.1 million
- X-Men (2000) – $54.4 million
- The Wolverine (2013) – $53.1 million
Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 isn’t doing any better with a possible $46.2 million compared the original’s $104.3 million as it still looks to edge-out the Marvel movie with landing the top spot for the weekend.
Aladdin is chugging along with another $24.6 million as the Disney film is looking to cross $600 million sometime next week.
Some ups and downs as we expect with late spring and summer releases.