With the box office crash of The Flash, Warner Bros. Discovery has another DC catastrophe on its hands.
You can’t blame the studio or the sycophants behind the entertainment media for this failure. They tried, they really tried. The gaslighting campaign behind this sucker was really something to see, and it lasted straight through Saturday afternoon.
First off, pretty much everyone, including Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav and DC co-something James Gunn, ran around for months declaring The Flash the greatest superhero movie ever made. “I saw it and loved it. It’s a wow,” Zaslav said on an earnings call. Gunn said The Flash is “probably the greatest superhero movie ever made.” The fake entertainment media took some fairly vague comments from Tom Cruise and turned them into a rave. All Cruise said was that The Flash has “everything you want in a movie” and “is the kind of movie we need right now.” BUT… This happened after Zaslav set up a private screening for Cruise, and those are exactly the kind of non-committal comments a seasoned Hollywood veteran makes when cornered. The far-left Hollywood Reporter proved what good dogs they are by dry-humping The News of the Cruise Views into a BIG EXCLUSIVE. Seeing as that Cruise is one of about three stars moviegoers still trust, you can see why they button-hooked the poor guy.
Reality, however, was something very different. After some raves from the gaslighted reviewers at Comic-Con, the reviews were brutal, eventually settling at a barely fresh 67 percent at Rotten Tomatoes. Worse still, The Flash earned a dreadful “B” CinemaScore. Blockbusters very rarely earn a B. DC’s most recent flop, Black Adam, earned a B+. So much for The Greatest Superhero Movie Ever Made.
Ah, but the goodest dogs of them all are over at the far-left Deadline, who spent nearly two days elevating headlines about how The Flash is a big hit about to top $70 million or $80 million over the four-day weekend. Yes, this is another four-day weekend for government bureaucrats, thanks to that stupid Juneteenth holiday:
Already tonight, Warner Bros is celebrating before Flash‘s final Monday grosses[.]
The weekend outlook for Flash is between $70M-$75M, however, if it emulates the gross patterns of Doctor Strange and Venom, with tonight repping around 30% of its complete Friday+previews, then the Muschiettis’ DC superhero movie could find its way into the $80M+ neighborhood; Venom opened to $80.2M in U.S./Canada while Doctor Strange did $85M. [emphasis original]
Eighty million, y’all! This is a BIG hit. Buy your ticket today! Ride the wave! Or miss The Next New Thing!
By Saturday afternoon, after all this gaslighting had proved a failure and reality could no longer be denied… After it became obvious that The Flash would open to less money than even Black Adam, we got this from Deadline: “‘The Flash’ Loses Speed With $60M 3-Day Opening: Here’s Why.”
Oh, how I love me some “here’s why” headlines:
There are a lot of lessons to be learned this weekend, but chief among them, is what’s it like for a major motion picture studio to open a movie with largely a number of its cast, primarily its main star, not available to do press. That’s the big looming question which has been on everyone’s minds in the wake of Ezra Miller’s tabloid laden 2020-2022 in regards to Warner Bros. DC’s $200M The Flash, which isn’t looking good with a 3-day around $60M, off from the $70M-$75M the studio was expecting. The studio is still expecting the Juneteenth holiday to deliver and get the film to $70M over 4-days[.]
Sometimes I can hardly wrap my mind around the garbage that comes out of Deadline’s mouth.
For context on just what a disaster this is, Black Adam opened to $67 million.
Oh, and Black Adam ended up losing a fortune, grossing just $168 million domestic and $393 million worldwide.
Here’s the REAL why…
To begin with, everyone knows DC movies suck. It’s been one stinkeroo after another. No one trusts the brand.
Secondly, no one trusts the hype anymore. The Greatest Superhero Movie Ever Made? Please.
Third, these DC idiots spent $300 million on a movie based on a superhero everyone has been watching for free on TV for the past ten years.
Bottom line: No normal person will pay $14 to watch a freaken weirdo who’s been credibly accused of child grooming in a movie produced by a talentless studio.