This past weekend, FOX's latest go at Marvel's first family crashed and burned at the box office. [The Fantastic Four](tag:34667) made a dismal $26.2 million, falling behind the second week of Mission: Impossible 5 and sparking controversial debate about the future of the franchise. But, in the face of this adversity, FOX is determined to keep the team floating, and plans to move forward with sequel plans.
FOX's domestic distribution chief, Chris Aronson, spoke with confidence -- albeit briefly -- in reaction to the news with THR:
While we're disappointed, we remain committed to these characters and we have a lot to look forward to in our Marvel universe.
In the meantime, The Fantastic Four sits behind it's predecessors in sales -- Fantastic Four took in $56.1 million, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer brought home $58.1 million. Rumors of a crossover with FOX's X-Men or Deadpool titles are still afloat, and the film's sequel is still set for a 2017 release.