Fantastic Four Expected To Win Weekend Box Office

In spite of a development process plagued by rumors that the sky was falling, it looks like Fox's reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise will lead this weekend's domestic box office.

Fantastic Four is expected to gross between $40M and $50M for the three-day weekend, nearly doubling Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation's second week, which is expected to generate about $25 million, according to Deadline.

They say that the film is tracking better than Ant-Man, which opened with $57 million, although the estimate doesn't back that up. It's possible they expect the CinemaScore to suffer and word of mouth not to be as strong as the well-received Ant-Man.

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Shaun the Sheep, The Gift and Ricki and The Flash will all open this week and open with between $7 million and $10 million. It's likely Ant-Man, Minions and Vacation will be in the thick of that pack.