The latest attempt to kick-start a "Fantastic Four" franchise flopped at the box office with an estimated $26.2 million debut.

The performance of 20th Century Fox's "Fantastic Four" was bad enough that last week's leader, "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation," again led the North American weekend box office with $29.4 million in its second week, according to studio estimates Sunday.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

"Fantastic Four" was savaged by critics and dogged by reports of creative difficulties. Directed by Josh Trank, the Marvel Comics superhero team-up stars Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan.

PhotosBiggest movie opening weekends

Joel Edgerton's thriller "The Gift" opened in third with $12 million. The Meryl Streep rocker "Ricki and the Flash" debuted with $7 million.