The superhero film fails to catch fire.
Marvel’s latest installment of its X-Men franchise did not do well its opening weekend at the North American box office.
Despite being a low-earning nationwide box office, the film still didn’t manage to come out on top, opening to an estimated $33 million – the lowest ever opening for a film in the franchise. It was beaten out by the animated The Secret Life of Pets 2 that collected $47.1 million.
The Simon Kinberg-helmed feature starring Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender, did do a bit better at the international box office with $107 million. The follow-up to 2016’s pet-centered pic came in second with $16 million globally.
Box office holdovers round out the top three with Disney’s live-action Aladdin, hauling an estimated $24.5 million in its third weekend.
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