“Dark Phoenix” Crashes in Box Office

Sophie Turner in "Dark Phoenix"

Dark Phoenix bows to a very underwhelming $33 million at the domestic box office. 

The latest installment of Marvel’s X-Men franchise failed to convince moviegoers in an already low-earning nationwide box office. The low numbers earned the Simon Kinberg-helmed feature the title of the lowest opening in the franchise’s 19-year run, beating the previous title holder, 2013’s The Wolverine.

The superhero pic starring Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender was beaten out by the family friendly animated The Secret Life of Pets 2, which collected $47.1 million domestically.

Dark Phoenix did do a bit better at the international box office with $107 million. There it beat the pet-centered pic that earned $16 million globally. 

Box office holdovers included Disney’s live-action Aladdin, which banked another $67.6 million worldwide, bringing its total to $604 million. Godzilla: King of the Monsters amassed $292 million globally. Paramount’s Rocketman rounds out this weekend’s top five with a total of $51 million.

Check out the top ten for this weekend’s box office. 

1. The Secret Life of Pets 2— $47.1 million

2. Dark Phoenix— $33 million

3. Aladdin— $24.5 million

4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters— $15.5 million

5. Rocketman— $14 million

6. Ma— $7.8 million

7. John Wick: Chapter Three–Parabellum — $7.4 million

8. Avengers: Endgame— $4.8 million

9. Pokemon Detective Pikachu— $3 million

10. Booksmart— $1.6 million