Marvel’s Inhumans cancelled already? Ahead of its Sep. 29 ABC premiere, Inhumans got off to an underwhelming start with its IMAX release, THR reports:
The straight-to-series is produced in partnership with Imax and, in a groundbreaking deal, launched this weekend in 676 Imax theaters around the globe, grossing an estimated $2.6 million. That included an underwhelming $1.5 million from 393 theaters in North America. (To be clear, Inhumans is a Marvel TV show and is not connected to Marvel Studios, home of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.)
Adding slightly more salt to the Inhumans wound, the comic book drama was beat by a special 40th anniversary release of Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which earned $2.6 million from 901 locations.
[..] Sources note that Imax paid to produce the first two episodes of Inhumans, which likely offset at least some of the costs of producing the show.
While the lukewarm IMAX release isn’t terminal, it’s not the super-powered start Marvel’s Inhumans would have wanted in its quest for Season 2 renewal.
Is the poor IMAX debut a sign of cancellation to come for Inhumans, or will the series prove more heroic on ABC? Stay tuned…