The box office performance has been poor. X3 did better even with a half-ass script and they were without Singer. Heck! even Scooby-Doo did better in 2002. I guess moviegoers are just not interested in an alien in blue thights with a red cape. I guess the trolls got to them with all the gay bashing of Singer and Routh. With POTCII just around the corner, Supes may not recover at the B.O., studio execs may be having doubts about sequels with all that money wasted.