“Canceling The Flash a year ago would’ve been the better financial decision”: Surprising Update Convinces Fans ‘The Flash’ Will be One of the Biggest Box Office Bombs Ever

Surprising Update Convinces Fans 'The Flash' Will be One of the Biggest Box Office Bombs Ever
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Warner Brother Discovery and DC studios had high hopes for Ezra Miller’s standalone The Flash movie. However, the thought-to-be DCEU recuse movie has failed to get near the impressive box office mark.

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A still from The Flash
A still from The Flash

As per reports, The Flash was made with $200 million while the studio has spent roughly $100 million on marketing but the box office opening at $55 million highlights the potential failure of the movie. Also, fans across the globe are not in line with the DCEU multiverse cameos and the odd VFX in the movie.

Also read: How To Fix The Flash (2023) With Two Simple Changes

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The Flash: One of DC’s Biggest Box Office Disaster 

The Flash
The Flash

Andrés Muschietti’s The Flash is not working the way it was expected. There are several potential reasons which include the handling of Ezra Miller’s controversies by the studio. Talking to Variety,  an anonymous industry veteran said that The Flash “should be opening at $120 million domestic” while one of the most hyped movies of the summer opened at just $55 million. “This is an unmitigated disaster,” the industry expert said.

Following the June 15 premiere of The Flash, the movie competed with a few weeks earlier release Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse which opened to $120.5 million. 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, released on 1 June 2023 is still dominating the box office and is in the race with another animated flick Elemental to reach the number one spot this weekend while still behind the two movies. Per Collider, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse earned an impressive $536 million domestically and an additional $674 million from overseas markets with a staggering global total of $1.21 billion. However, as Screen Rant reported, so far The Flash’s worldwide total is at $140.9 million.

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Also read: More Bad News for ‘The Flash’ – Shoddy CGI Screwed Up This Cameo Despite Actor Coming in Person to Shoot the Scene

Fans Reacted To The Flash Box Office Bomb on Social Media

The Flash poster
The Flash poster

The future of DCEU is still in the dark as the potential rescuer failed to retain the glory the studio once held. The box office numbers of the movie are a clear indication of the drowning movie. Fans have also stepped in to share their disdain towards the movie.

“It’s Joever for Flash, gonna end up as one of the biggest box office flops of all time. We are at the point where cancelling Flash a year ago when Ezra was terrorizing Hawaii would have been the correct financial decision,” Jack McBryan wrote on Twitter.

One fan mentioned that Disney-animated Elemental surpassed The Flash in the box office race.

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Another user wrote that The Flash movie will meet a similar fate to Black Adam and Shazam 2.

Another wrote they will not waste Father’s Day watching the movie calling the movie Warner Brothers’ torture

David Earl Williams III, another user highlighted the Miller controversies which turned off people from watching the movie.

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Another said that the plot was senseless.

The DCEU movie has seen one of the worst openings in the history of superhero movies and the backlash from the fans also raises concern for future outings from the studio. The director, Muschietti has already secured his spot at the studio with the upcoming Batman movie The Brave and the Bold but so far, Miller’s future at the studio raises questions. While many fans are wondering about James Gunn’s future tactics for the studio to keep afloat.

Also read: Disappointing News About Ezra Miller’s ‘The Flash’, Despite “Greatest Superhero Movie Ever” Claims DCU Film Won’t Cross $100 Million in Opening Weekend

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