'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' Dips 83 Percent in Box Office for Second Friday

'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' had another bad slump this week.

This is a photo of Dark Phoenix.

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This is a photo of Dark Phoenix.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is having another troubling week in the U.S. box office.

After debuting at No. 2 with a take of $33 million, the worst premiere for X-Men franchise history, its second Friday didn’t fare any better. From Friday to Friday, the box office numbers dropped 83 percent, dipping to $2.348 million, according to Forbes. That’s the biggest week-to-week drop for a comic book superhero movie in history.

The $200 million movie did slightly better overseas during opening weekend, where it earned $107 million from 53 international markets, according to Variety. It had a global debut of $140 million.

The film’s director, Simon Kinberg, wants to take full blame for it not living up to its commercial and critical expectations.

“I’m here and I’m saying when a movie doesn’t work, put it on me,” Kinberg said on the KCRW podcast The Business. “I’m the writer/director of the movie, the movie didn’t connect with audiences, that’s on me.”

Dark Phoenix currently has a 24 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s failures seem to affect Kinberg more because he had such a good time making the film with the cast.

“I loved making the movie," he said, "and I loved the people I made the movie with.”

Dark Phoenix stars Sophie Turner, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender.

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