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Dark Phoenix Director Takes Blame for X-Men Movie Bombing at the Box Office: ‘That’s on Me’

Dark Phoenix Director Takes Blame for X-Men Movie Bombing at the Box Office: ‘That’s on Me’

Dark Phoenix wasn’t a hit with critics, or with audiences, and the film’s writer and director is taking full responsibility.

“It’s not gonna kill me to talk about it,” Simon Kinberg shared on last week’s episode of Kcrw’s The Business podcast, adding, “I actually really like the movie.”

The film, which was released on June 7, earned $33 million on its opening weekend, and went on to gross just $9 million during its second week, according to IndieWire.

“This weekend for me was certainly more disappointing then I’d anticipated, but I was anticipating or bracing for a tough weekend,

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