Fantastic Four: Bomb at the Box-Office

The Fantastic Four, the 20th Century Fox reboot of its already troubled franchise, is struggling to hit $30 million for the weekend, which is well below the anticipated mid-$40 million mark.

The opening could prove disastrous for the studio, which spent $120 million on the picture.

Thursday night previews for “Fantastic Four” pulled in a lukewarm $2.7 million at 2,900 locations.

The last major superhero release to premiere under $35 million was Sony’s “The Green Hornet” in 2011 ($33.5 million).

“Fantastic Four’s” has received mostly negative reviews.  It has 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Additionally, there was a damning tweet from the film’s own director, Josh Trank, which suggested that even he was disappointed with the final cut.