‘Dark Phoenix’ Ends Box Office Run As Lowest-Grossing ‘X-Men’ Film In History

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Fox’s final installment to the main X-Men film series, Dark Phoenix, has ended its box office run with a record low gross for the franchise according to Box Office Mojo.

Dark Phoenix officially finished its theatrical run on Thursday. The X-Men film which hit theaters in June managed $65 million at the domestic box office, ranking in last place with less than half the take of 2013’s The Wolverine ($132.5M). Globally, Dark Phoenix earned $252.4 million, once again coming in last behind the very first X-Men film which grossed $296.3M.

The X-Men franchise is prime for a reboot under Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. Though it may be a while before we see the next iteration of the mutant superheroes on the silver screen. Shortly after Fox began to pull Dark Phoenix from theaters after less than a month of its release, reports emerged that the latest X-Men film would ultimately lose more money than Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot.

Recently, Disney reported a $170 million operating loss for it 21st Century Fox assets, which the studio blamed Dark Phoenix and other underperforming titles for. Dark Phoenix has been rumored to have cost Fox $200 million to produce thanks to reshoots that reworked the film’s third act.

Although X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner said that Feige is searching for a new actor to take on the role of Wolverine, Feige himself is reportedly in no rush to introduce the X-Men in the MCU. Leaving it in question as to when the X-Men could make their long-awaited debut in the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. For now, Marvel Studios is continuing full steam ahead into Phase 4 without the mutants heroes.

Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.

This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Dark Phoenix, Disney, Fox, and the future of the X-Men franchise at Marvel Studios we learn it.

Source: Box Office Mojo

‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle

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Titans BatmobileFollowing its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.

The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:

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Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!

The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!

When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.

Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.

Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.