Originally Posted by xeno000
The X franchise has produced five films, none of which has grossed higher than $459 million worldwide. That is definitely mid-tier. If the franchise were being handled properly it would be grossing far more than that after a dozen years and so many installments.
While I refuse to believe something like making Ice Man a teenager, or centering the films around Wolverine destroyed the franchise, I do believe diminishing returns after the first two films kept it out of the 500 M+ range.
We're probably going to see each marvel phase 2 sequel break $500 M, something that no X-film has managed to do. I think that shows a bit of failure on Fox's part.