This tells us that people might be getting tired of superhero and comic book stories. Big entertainment companies need their movies to make a lot of money, so this is not good news for them.
The movie cost $220 million to make and another $100 million to tell people about it, but it didn’t make as much money as they thought.
Experts thought the movie would make around $80 million in the U.S. during its first weekend, but it only made $47 million. Internationally, it made $63 million, so in total, it made $110 million worldwide in its first weekend.
One reason it didn’t do well might be because the actors couldn’t talk about it much before it came out. There was a strike that stopped Hollywood from making movies and promoting them for almost four months, starting in July. The strike only got resolved last Thursday.
Marvel movies used to be really popular for Disney, but after the pandemic, they haven’t been doing as well. “Avengers: Endgame,” which came out in 2019, is still the most popular Marvel movie.
Some movies, like “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” did okay in 2022. But there have also been movies that cost a lot to make but didn’t make much money back, like the new Ant-Man movie in the spring.