Evolution ends. 12 Days of X-Men Day 12: Dark Phoenix (2019)

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Produced by Illumination and directed by Chris Renaud, the 3D computer animated comedy film continued the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day. The last X-Men movie, 2016's Apocalypse, opened to 65 million dollars. X-Men United, Deadpool and Deadpool 2.

Rounding out the list, for its second weekend in theaters, Paramount's Elton John biopic, Rocketman, was able to maintain a spot in the top five bringing in another $14 million adding to a $50 million domestic box office and a $101 million global take. Dark Phoenix grossed around $US 107 million outside of the United States, putting its worldwide opening weekend gross at $US 140 million. I had zero, nothing to do with Dark Phoenix.

Even with the dismal showing in the USA, the worldwide take rings in around $97 million and at a price tag of $80 million in production costs, Pets 2 shouldn't be a financial bust in the long run.

In second place was "Dark Phoenix", the latest X-Men film from 20th Century Fox. "Dark Phoenix" also made less money in its opening weekend than any other film in the X-Men franchise.

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Lauren Shuler Donner, the wife of Superman director Richard Donner, is listed on the aforementioned three movies as a producer on IMDb, but we see that apparently, it is in name only. Globally, its earned 140 million dollars. Marvel and Sony's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" and Disney's "The Lion King" will debut next month. It went on to earn $368.4 million in North America.

And the acclaimed Elton John biopic Rocketman, from Paramount Pictures, rounded out the top five with 14 million dollars.

"Some movies may have not lived up to expectations but the marketplace is knocking down the year to date deficit at a really fast pace", Dergarabedian said. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

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