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Fantastic Four Bombs

Latest Marvel reboot can't even unseat Mission: Impossible
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2015 11:11 AM CDT
Updated Aug 9, 2015 6:00 PM CDT
Fantastic Four Bombs
The Thing, from left, Johnny Storm, Dr. Reed Richards, and Sue Storm, in a scene from "Fantastic Four."   (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

(Newser) Fantastic Four took terrible reviews, a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and expectations of a $45 million payday at the weekend box office and somehow still managed to grossly underperform, reports Business Insider. The latest to emerge from the Marvel recycling factory managed only $26.2 million—not even enough to unseat the latest from Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible recycling factory, Rogue Nation, which stayed on top with $29.4 million. In third place was the aptly named The Gift, which nabbed glowing reviews and $12 million. (Read more Fantastic Four stories.)

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