Simon Kinberg Blames Himself for ‘Dark Phoenix’ Box Office Bomb

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Simon Kinberg Blames Himself for ‘Dark Phoenix’ Box Office Bomb
Dark Phoenix” has ended the “X-Men” series with a thud at the box office, and writer-director Simon Kinberg says he blames himself for the film’s failure.

“It clearly is a movie that didn’t connect with audiences that didn’t see it, it didn’t connect enough with audiences that did see it. So that’s on me,” Kinberg told Kcrw’s The Business.

Kinberg joined the “X-Men” film series as a writer on its third installment, 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand.” He went on to serve as the lead producer for the series during its soft reboot and the “Deadpool” films, as well as a writer on “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.” But “Dark Phoenix,” the final film to feature the X-Men before their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, was his first film as a director.

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