Nov 9, 2023 - Economy

Weekend could lack marvel

Guests attend "The Marvels" special screening in Las Vegas Tuesday. Photo: David Becker/Getty Images for Disney

Things aren't looking so marvelous for the MCU, Nathan writes.

What's happening: "The Marvels," part of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe, is opening this weekend — and the box office outlook is bleak.

  • "There's a strong chance it could have one of the lowest opening weekends in the history" of the MCU, CNBC reports.

By the numbers: Analysts are currently expecting a domestic opening weekend of $60 million to $65 million.

  • The budget was more than $270 million, according to Forbes.

💭 Nathan's thought bubble: Not unlike how the era of the Western eventually came to an end, I wonder if the era of the superhero movie is following a similar path.

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