“Dark Phoenix” Will Lose 44% Of Its Theaters, Continues to Fall Hard

Things were looking bad for Dark Phoenix for awhile now but it only seems to be getting worse. The movie got savage reviews and audiences from day one haven’t seemed interested at all. There have been articles trying to explain why this movie turned out the way it did but all of the explanations in the world don’t mean anything because the movie just isn’t finding an audience. It seems that it’s going to get even harder to find an audience as it’s losing 44% of its theaters in less than a month.

Things aren’t looking that much better on the box office front. Dark Phoenix had a total budget of $200 million but that isn’t including marketing and that cost could be higher since this is a movie that was reshot not once but twice.

If there was any hope of Disney acknowledging this series now that they own Fox it died with these box office numbers. We can expect everyone to try and forget this movie ever happened. This new series started off with one of the best in the franchise [X-Men: First Class] and ended on a low note which is a shame for all of the talented people involved.

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Summary: Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn it into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.

Dark Phoenix, directed by Simon Kinberg, stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult. It’s out now.

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