Men In Black: International
The star power of Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth wasn't enough to make the "Men in Black" sequel profitable this summer.
The much-anticipated Pixar sequel fell short of Disney's conservative predictions of $140 million.
And no, the real reasons behind Hollywood's box-office woes have nothing to do with there being too many sequels.
As big budget sequels flame out, Hollywood's love for rebooting and retooling seems to have met its natural limit.
The worst is likely over as Hollywood looks to a quartet of powerful sequels to save the summer.
Kick your weekend off with all of IndieWire's film and television reviews from this week, all in one place!
There's a dozen sequels this summer, from "Toy Story 4" to "47 Meters Down," and most will not suffer the fate of "Dark Phoenix."
Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth were a fine pair in "Thor: Ragnarok," but they can't rescue this lifeless attempt to capture the original MiB charm.
As Hollywood finds itself at its most pressured to diversify the director's chair, IndieWire provides an early snapshot of what that picture looks like over the next two years.
F. Gary Gray is in the director's chair for the fourth "Men In Black" movie.
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