DARK PHOENIX opens with $5m previews

Dark Phoenix (20th Century Fox)

Dark Phoenix kicked off its North American run with previews on Thursday night. The news is now rolling in that the 20th Century Fox release made around $5m.

That figure puts it behind the $8.2m which previous movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, made in previews back in 2016.

According to BoxOfficeMojo that puts the movie squarely in line with War of the Planet of the Apes which went on to gross $56m in its opening weekend. But industry experts believe that Dark Phoenix could fall lower than even $40m making it the worst opening in X-Men franchise history.

We’ll keep you updated as the numbers roll in…

In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling our of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite – not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

Dark Phoenix is being directed by Simon Kinberg. James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender are confirmed to return to the roles of Charles Xavier, Mystique and Magneto respectively. Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp and Kodi Smit-McPhee will also return.

The film is due for release on June 7, 2019 in North America. In the UK the movie drops on June 5.


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