Looking into August, all signs were pointing to Fantastic Four underwhelming significantly and failing to reach the heights of its predecessors. Still, with the Marvel brand becoming overwhelmingly popular, I thought it should at least carry it past the gross of notorious comic book bomb Green Lantern. I was wrong. Fantastic Four now sits at the lowest of Marvel adaptations right next to Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (which was made for a fraction of the budget of Fantastic Four).
Speaking of wrong, Straight Outta Compton proved to be a much bigger hit than was originally projected, and a built-in audience could not save Sinister 2 from awful reviews.
Last year had the lowest-grossing September in six years. Given the prevalence of two high-profile sequels and several appealing options for adults, this month should avoid continuance of that trend.