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‘Marvels’ star says huge box office flop is Bob Iger’s problem

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Last weekend, “The Marvels” suffered a catastrophic 78% drop at the box office.

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And having taken in just $116 million worldwide so far, it’s one of the biggest disasters in the 15-year history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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However, star Iman Vellani, who plays Kamala Khan (a k a Ms. Marvel), said that the failure is not her problem — it’s Disney CEO Bob Iger’s.

“I don’t want to focus on something that’s not even in my control, because what’s the point?” Vellani, 21, said in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment. “That’s for Bob Iger.”

The Disney-produced film, which was made on a hefty $200 million budget, currently holds a 62% on RottenTomatoes, making it the third-lowest-scoring MCU film after “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Eternals.”

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“The Marvels,” starring Vellani, Brie Larson and Teyonah Parris, could wind up Marvel’s biggest box office bomb of all time.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has struggled on Disney CEO Bob Iger’s watch.
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In a zero-star review, The Post called the movie starring Brie Larson, Vellani and Teyonah Parris “interminable,” and said it was “a sad study of the downfall of America’s favorite screen franchise.”

And ABC News’ Peter Travers echoed those sentiments, writing, “The MCU, once the spawner of glories, is stuck in a rut. The time for a rethink is now.”

In Vellani’s Yahoo interview, the actress went on to say, “[The box office] has nothing to do with me.” 

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Despite the film’s failure, Vellani said, “I’m happy with the finished product.”

“I’m happy with the finished product, and the people that I care about enjoyed the film. It’s genuinely a good time watching this movie, and that’s all we can ask for with these films. It has superheroes, it takes place in space, it’s not that deep and it’s about teamwork and sisterhood,” she continued.

“It’s a fun movie, and I’m just so happy that I can share it with people.”

“The Marvels” could end up with a domestic box office gross of less than $100 million — the franchise’s worst ever. The previous record holder was 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk” at $134.8 million.

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