X-Men: Dark Phoenix was the biggest box-office bomb of 2019

By Stephen Ippolito | April 28th, 2020

It appears that the X-Men franchise needs a much needed MCU reboot because Deadline reports X-Men: Dark Phoenix lost more money than any other film did in 2019. With a $200 Million budget, the online outlet says that the final film in the 20th Century Fox series lost $133 Million.

From the start, it felt like it was destined to fail. The studio’s decision to redo the Dark Phoenix story arch felt unnecessary, as it had already been done before in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. Considered by some to be the worst of the film in the series, fans felt unless it was drastically different, it could not live up to the hype.

After being delayed twice, it finally opened up in June 2019 to a disappointing $32.8 Million stateside in its first weekend. It would go on to gross a merely $252 Million worldwide, the lowest in franchise history.

Thankfully this will be the last X-Men film of its type because, in March 2019, Disney closed its deal in acquiring 20th Century Fox. Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger has said numerous times that any future films in the series will be produced by Marvel Studios and exist in the MCU. At the moment, there are no indications on when the next movie will be released. Still, Marvel Studio President Kevin Feige did confirm at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, that a film is in the works.

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