With an estimated $7 million
, Disney’s The New Mutants
from 20th Century Studios fell on the lower end of pre-weekend predictions. Critical reception was mixed-to-negative heading into the weekend (35% on Rotten Tomatoes, 45 on Metacritic) as the X-Men universe spin-off found itself unable to build on its Friday performance. Opening in 2,412 theaters, the film took in $3.1 million on Friday and dropped 21% on Saturday ($2.45 million) and 40.8% on Sunday ($1.45 million). It had a $2,902 per-theater average. Still, as theaters across the country continue to re-open, there is a chance that the PG-13 film, which stars Anya Taylor-Joy
and Maisie Williams
, could attract more ticket buyers. For historical comparison, the last X-Men-related movie, Dark Phoenix
, opened to $32.8 million domestically on June 5, 2019.