Originally Posted by BMM
I think that's debatable, but you may have a point. That said, X-Men 3 should have easily broken $300 million. Its opening weekend numbers are evidence of that, but it failed to meet audience expectations. After 2003, and even now, I think the X-Men franchise has been in a place in which the next installment can break $300 million, and I think Wolverine may do it (as long as it's not a let down).
I think it largely met audience expectations, I saw it on opening weekend and it was clearly enjoyed by the audiences. It just didn't meet the expectations of many fans and fanboys, who were upset over Cyclops/Rogue/Ratner and whipped up bad word of mouth.