the flash was supposed to be a sure thing. Warner Bros. Discovery believed in Justice League member Barry Allen’s great solo film so much that they stood by its troubled star Ezra Miller through thick and thin – even when they unplugged the near-completed film. . bat girl. The film, they hoped, would help save the restless DCEU. It was supposed to be massive. And then came opening weekend, where it was up to moviegoers to decide its fate.
They performed well, but not in the numbers WBD had hoped for. The company was hoping for $70-75 million on opening weekend. According Deadline, they got $55.1 million. For the four-day holiday weekend, the projection is just $64 million. Even the Cinemascore isn’t as good, with audiences only giving it a B.
What happened will be debated in the days, weeks and months to come. Perhaps Miller’s antics — going wild in Hawaii, stealing, eventually starting a cult, before finally agreeing to ask for help last summer — may have damaged the film’s reputation even more than we thought. Perhaps few people were so excited to see a Flash movie, even one that brings back an old Batman. Maybe superhero fatigue is really setting in.
In other news, Pixar had a rare bombshell with Elementary, which only scared $29.5 million (but snagged an A on Cinemascore). At least city of asteroids, the latest from Wes Anderson, had great news. Opened in just six locations, it grossed $790,000 over three days, with an estimated four-day tally of $890,000. This gives him the best average per screen since La La Land in 2016.