Fantastic Four is officially a fantastic flop.
Now, a few of you love muffins weren’t too happy with our post on the film’s initial numbers — insisting that analysts and critics alike were rushing judgement…but as of Sunday the film only pulled in $26.2 million domestically.
That may sound like a lot, but the film was projected to make $40 million and cost the studio a whopping $120 million to make.
“This turned into a nightmare for Fox,” said Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations. “Everything that could go wrong went wrong and the whole thing fell apart.”
“Fantastic Four’s” opening is well below the $40 million-plus debut that most analysts had projected and trails the $56 million launch of 2005’s “Fantastic Four” and the $58 million bow of 2007’s “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” It’s the worst opening for a movie featuring Marvel Comics’ characters since “Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance” debuted to $22.1 million in 2012. A C- CinemaScore means that word of mouth is going to be toxic.
Did any of you love muffins make it out to see the movie? We may check it out this week just to see why everyone says it’s so bad.