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'The Marvels' Star Offers Mic Drop Reaction To The Movie's Poor Box Office Performance

After being asked by Yahoo Entertainment about the low box office performance of 'The Marvels,' Iman Vellani said she wasn't concerned, remarking: 'That's for Bob Iger.'

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The Marvels opened to some pretty disappointing numbers last weekend, and they haven't been getting any better. But one of the film's stars, Iman Vellani, said that's not for her to worry about.

While the film topped the box office its opening weekend, it only brought in $47 million domestically and less than $100 million worldwide, making it the lowest launch for any Marvel movie since 2008's The Incredible Hulk.

The film's second weekend proved no better, grossing only $10.2 million, a 78% drop from opening.

While estimates have varied some, the movie will reportedly need to make $440 million to break even. As of now, it is not projected to break the $100 million mark.

The film's poor premiere was met with misogynistic delight, which Stephen King called out.

Vellani, who plays Marvel's Kamala Khan, told Yahoo Entertainment she appreciated the support.

"Having Stephen King in anyone's corner is pretty awesome."

But she also revealed she's not concerned with the box office numbers, explaining:

"I don't want to focus on something that's not even in my control, because what's the point?"

She added:

"That's for Bob Iger."
"[The box office] has nothing to do with me."

What's important to Vellani is that she and her loved ones enjoyed it.

"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 take place in space, it's not that deep and it's about teamwork and sisterhood. It's a fun movie, and I'm just so happy that I can share it with people."

People on social media applauded Vellani for her response and appreciated her perspective.

Vellani said she is no stranger to criticism about projects she's passionate about.

"I had a lot of experience in high school alone when I would share my excitement with someone, and then they'd immediately shut me down for being so excited."
"I would hate to see that within the fan community as well, because it does feel awful. If people are excited about something, let them be excited about it. And if you have constructive criticism, voice it — but never be the wet blanket on someone else's excitement."

Wise, wise words!