In a lacklustre debut, the highly anticipated superhero film ‘The Flash‘ struggled to make a significant impact during its opening weekend at the box office.
‘The Flash’ falls flat with poor numbers on opening weekend
According to Deadline, the Warner Bros. production garnered a mediocre $55.1 million in ticket sales over the course of the three-day weekend.
Initial expectations from the studio had set the bar higher, anticipating a range of $70-75 million in earnings during the same period. Unfortunately, ‘The Flash‘ fell shy of these projections by nearly $20 million, leaving both the studio and fans disappointed.
One possible contributing factor to the film’s underperformance could be the various controversies surrounding its lead star, Ezra Miller.
In a statement addressing the controversies, Miller expressed remorse for their past behaviour and their commitment to personal growth and well-being.
Despite the legal issues, director Andy Muschietti stands firmly behind Miller, praising their unique portrayal of the titular character and stating that no other actor could match their performance.
In comparison to ‘The Flash,’ other films competing for attention during the same weekend also faced challenges.
Disney and Pixar’s ‘Elemental‘ opened with a lacklustre $29.5 million over three days, while ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse‘ secured third place with $27.8 million in box office earnings.
As industry observers closely monitor the film’s performance in the coming weeks, the hope remains that ‘The Flash‘ will regain momentum through positive word of mouth.
The ultimate box office fate of the film hangs in the balance, leaving fans and the production team anxiously awaiting its future performance.