Originally Posted by psylockolussus
You're right. I think if X3 was really great, I think it could have earned 50 more million in the U.S. Then the next film, X4 could have earned 300 million in U.S. alone. But with a spinoff film like Origins, I think it was expected it was gonna earn less than X3 even if it was good just because its a prequel and it was featuring less familiar faces to the series.
Let's not forget that Origins got hit with the one of the/ if not the worst case of pirating scandal before it's release.