The New Mutants has finally been released, giving the US cinema industry a much-needed boost after months of great uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the long-delayed Marvel film is on track to make around $8 million at the US box office this weekend alone, which would be the strongest result for a single release since before the pandemic.
Due to various cities implementing different lockdown controls, The New Mutants is opening in fewer cinemas than is typical for a superhero blockbuster, with theatres in New York and Los Angeles still largely shuttered.
As a result, $8 million would be deemed a reasonably good result given the circumstances, although it is considerably lower than what would be expected if the film was opening in so-called “normal times.”
A horror-themed spin-off from the X-Men franchise, The New Mutants is set in a creepy hospital and follows a group of troubled young people as they manifest strange new powers.
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