Fantastic Four performed this weekend way below expecations and even under second guess estimates.
The movie only brought in a paltry $26.2 million, which was a lot under the initial $40-50 million hoped for by Fox, and even under the $28-29 million industry insiders were estimating.
As I previously stated, how could anyone working on the movie not know how bad it was going to turn out, whether it was from a pantless Thing to a poorly rendered Doom.
Now it turns out Fox is going to the fans for help.
It's not unheard of for movie goers to attend screenings where studios pass out surveys in hopes of getting some quality feedback. Marvel has done it when they were looking for fans' response to what upcoming movie they were most looking forward to (Iron Man 4 was an option), but at least Marvel wasn't asking about the movie the fans were watching.
Now reports from Twitter surface stating Fox handed out a survey in various theaters across the country; however, no pics have surfaced as of yet.
Regarding what Fox should do, it's obvious the answer would be to get Marvel's help, similar to what Sony is doing with Spider-Man. There's no question Kevin Feige is the man when it comes to comic book movies.
(tweets spotted by CBM)
At the Fantastic Four screening and Fox is passing out a survey to decide what to do with the franchise...that's not a good thing.— The Nerdpocalypse (@ThoseNerds) August 8, 2015
Fox have been handing out surveys at screenings of fantastic four in LA, asking fans what they should do with franchise...— Martyn (@BadWilf) August 8, 2015
"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.
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.
Fantastic Four Trailer: