Fantastic Four Makes $20.8 Million

20th Century Fox’s big screen version of the Marvel Comics superfamily Fantastic Four, directed by Tim Story, came out of the gate with an estimated $20.8 million opening day. That’s just slightly less than the first X-Men movie made five years ago.

Although it’s too early to tell, it’s likely that Fantastic Four will be Fox’s third film in a row to top $50 million opening weekend after Star Wars Episode III and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the business it brought in made yesterday the third biggest Friday of the summer based on early estimates.