20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four takes a 69% nosedive in its second weekend
In fact, it was looking quite down, as it took a massive plunge in its second weekend, down 69% to $8 million for fourth place. That’s on par with second-week drops for other poorly-reviewed superhero movies like Fox’s Elektra and Ang Lee’s The Hulk, but its $42 million gross so far and the fact that it’s unlikely to even gross $80 million domestically is not a good sign for 20th Century Fox going ahead with a sequel.
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man (Disney) took sixth place with $5.5 million and a $158 million domestic gross in five weeks. The $189 million it has grossed overseas brings its global total to $347 million, which isn’t great compared to other Marvel movies but is pretty good for a movie called “Ant-Man.”
Also, in other office news, Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation dropped to second place with an estimated $17 million, down 40% in its third weekend, as its domestic total is now $138.1 million. It managed to hold off Guy Ritchie’s spy movie The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which settled for third place with $13.5 million.