Dark Phoenix becomes lowest-grossing X-Men film to date

Director Simon Kinberg previously took blame for the movie failing to connect with audiences

X-Men co-creator Chris Claremont on why Dark Phoenix failed

Dark Phoenix ​has won the dubious honour of becoming the lowest-grossing X-Men movie ever.

Released in March, the film starring James McAvoy and Sophie Turner was panned by critics and received a dismal 23 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

It also received the lowest-ever box office opening in X-Men history, with an estimated loss of around $100 million (£79m).

With its cinematic release now over, it is officially the lowest-grossing of the 12 current X-Men films.

Director Simon Kinberg has already taken the blame for the movie's poor performance, suggesting that it didn't connect with audiences the way previous instalments have done.

"It clearly is a movie that didn't connect with audiences that didn't see it," he told KCRW's Kim Masters. "It didn't connect enough with audiences that did see it. So that's on me."

Dark Phoenix received two stars in The Independent's review, which dismissed it as "a superficial disappointment with nothing fresh to say".

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