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Disney Left With a Slate of Film Flops After Fox Deal

Is Disney having buyer’s remorse? The studio would be forgiven if it were having some regrets after absorbing 20th Century Fox, the company that once generated big box office with the likes of “Avatar,” “Life of Pi,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

After “Dark Phoenix” bombed earlier this summer, Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista’s action comedy “Stuber” did little to instill more confidence in the film slate that Fox handed Disney as part of its $71.3 billion merger. So far, the Magic Kingdom has struggled when it comes to distributing movies that don’t fall under the studio’s squeaky clean umbrella.

“They’ve already taken two hits on two films out of the gate,” said Jeff Bock, a media analyst at Exhibitor Relations. “They’re like horses at the Santa Anita. They’re just dying on them.”

To be fair, the faith-based drama “Breakthrough” did a respectable $50.4 million globally on a $14 million budget,

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