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'Fantastic Four' Cast Sings 'Bitch Better Have My Money'; Irony Not Lost on Box-Office Returns

By Dustin Rowles | Box Office Round-Ups | August 8, 2015 |

By Dustin Rowles | Box Office Round-Ups | August 8, 2015 |


In promoting Fantastic Four earlier this week, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, and Jamie Bell delightfully offered up a line ‘Rihanna’s Bitch Betta Have My Money,” suggesting somehow that the song fits the vibe of their film:

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Alas, not only does it not suit the vibe of the film, it befits its weekend opening numbers only ironically, as the film opened on Friday with a mere $11.3 million, which is likely to lead to a weekend less than $28 million, according to Scott Mendelsen over on Forbes, and that’s the optimistic outlook.

To put that in perspective, the 2005 Fantastic Four opened with $56m. Both Green Lantern and The Watchmen (which would go on to be box-office disappointments) both opened north of $50 million. Even Johnny Depp’s spectacular dud The Lone Ranger opened with $29 million, while Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet — beleaguered by months of bad buzz after being pushed into January — opened with $33 million.

Given the expected drop-off (it’s clearly front-loaded), the movie — which cost $120 million to produce — is unlikely to reach $60 million domestically, which means that Fantastic Four will need a lot of help internationally to avoid becoming the biggest bomb of the summer (and the second biggest blockbuster bomb of the year, after Jupiter Ascending).



Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.


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