BOX OFFICE: FANTASTIC FOUR Flops Overseas As Fox Says They're Still "Committed" To Franchise

BOX OFFICE: FANTASTIC FOUR Flops Overseas As Fox Says They're Still "Committed" To Franchise

BOX OFFICE: FANTASTIC FOUR Flops Overseas As Fox Says They're Still "Committed" To Franchise

If you thought that Fantastic Four's performance at the international box office could save it, think again! The numbers are in and they're not good. However, Fox's domestic distribution chief makes it sound like the rights won't be returning to Marvel any time soon...

A lot of films have flopped in North America but later turned enough of a profit overseas to justify a sequel. That's not going to be the case with Fantastic Four! Following news of its dismal opening weekend, it turns out that it didn't fare any better internationally either as the reboot debuted with a dismal $34.1 million from 43 markets for a global haul of $60.3 million. This means that Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation was #1 worldwide for a second week with $65.5 million, and now a total of $265.3 million. With a horrendous C- CinemaScore, overwhelmingly negative reviews, and a director who has disowned the movie, Fantastic Four always had the odds stacked against it. 
 
What does this mean for the sequel? Fox are saying nothing about that movie (which is dated for 2017), but Fox domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson had this to say about these numbers: "While we're disappointed, we remain committed to these characters and we have a lot to look forward to in our Marvel universe." It's probably far too soon for any sort of decision to have been made by Fox about the future of the franchise, but this is one of the all-time worst debuts for a Marvel based property. It's only "beaten" by Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance which launched with a measly $22.1 million, but was significantly cheaper to produce than Fantastic Four
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