Expectations for “The Marvels” opening weekend have been greatly lowered, going from an estimated $75-$80 million in projected ticket sales to just $60-$65 million.
The female-led superhero movie is a sequel to the 2019 film “Captain Marvel.” The Brie Larson-led Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie opened to $153.4 million in North America and eventually raked in $1.13 billion worldwide, per The Hollywood Reporter. But “The Marvels” isn’t expected to come anywhere close to those numbers.
The publication notes that these lackluster predictions are being blamed on a lack of promotion due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, which has been tentatively resolved, and overall superhero fatigue. It notes that the DC film “The Flash” had a poor showing in June despite all the hype, with a $55 million opening