We were looking forward to seeing Marvel’s ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot — mainly because of Michael B. Jordan.
However, after several negative reviews (both from critics and from love muffins), it looks like the film is a big ole flop.
According to Variety, it’s struggling at the box office.
Early estimates show the 20th Century Fox release struggling to hit $30 million for the weekend, which is well below the anticipated mid-$40 million mark. Should the estimates keep plummeting, the opening could prove disastrous for the studio, which spent $120 million on the pic.
Thursday night previews for “Fantastic Four” pulled in a lukewarm $2.7 million at 2,900 locations.
The last major superhero release to premiere under $35 million was Sony’s “The Green Hornet” in 2011 ($33.5 million).
In addition to “Fantastic Four’s” not-so-fantastic 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a damning tweetfrom the film’s own director, Josh Trank, suggested that even he was disappointed with the final cut. Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Miles Teller star in the reboot.
That’s too bad. We’ll wait for the RedBox.