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Fantastic Four Doing Worse Than Expected

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Sat, 08/08/2015 - 18:06

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:21656:]]How could anyone at Fox even thinks this looks any good?
 

Due to a combination of factors - with director Josh Trank's tweet certainly not helping things - it's looking likely that Fox's Fantastic Four reboot will perform worse than expected at the box office.

Estimates are now stating that Fantastic Four will only do around $27-28 million this weekend, which is a lot less than the $40-50 million expected.

Fantastic Four only brought in around $11.3 million for Thursday and Friday screenings as well.

It's also looking possible that Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation may actually top FF and retain the #1 movie of the weekend for the second week in a row.

For a comparison to the Fantastic Four reboot numbers, the previous film, Rise of the Silver Surfer, opened around $72 million when inflation is factored in.

Regarding the factors responsible for why Fantastic Four is doing so poorly, word of mouth is crushing the film as FF currently has a 9% positive rating at Rotten Tomatoes. It probably didn't help that the special effects for Doom and The Thing were about as good as Apocalypse, and that the script for the film is absolutely terrible. It actually makes you wonder who is working on these movies at Fox as how could they not know it's so bad.

Any future for this version of Fantastic Four looks to be presently in the hands of international audiences as the movie is tanking big time in the U.S. The movie has a budget of around $120 million, which it could easily make up with foreign audiences. It's probably safe to say if there is a sequel to this Fantastic Four, Josh Trank won't be back to direct.

"Fantastic Four" has an August 7, 2015 release directed by Josh Trank from a screenplay by Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg and Josh Trank; produced by Matthew Vaughn, Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Robert Kulzar and Gregory Goodman; starring: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell.

Synopsis:

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

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