‘The Flash‘ had a disappointing opening weekend, earning only $130 million worldwide. This is even lower than Black Adam’s $143 million opening, which also fell short of reaching $400 million. As a result, ‘The Flash’ is considered one of the most disappointing openings of the year. The film grossed an estimated $24.5 million at the domestic box office on Friday, including Thursday previews, with screenings held in 4,234 locations.
Warner Bros. May Cancel ‘The Flash’ Sequel Despite Box Office Disappointment
Despite the underwhelming box office figures, reports indicate that Warner Bros. Pictures is already in the process of developing a sequel to ‘The Flash.’ The studio seems determined to move forward with the franchise despite the financial performance of the film.
‘The Flash’ has received a B grade CinemaScore from audiences, tying it with ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ for the lowest grade among the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) films, while ‘Wonder Woman’ holds an A, ‘Man of Steel’ an A-, and ‘Black Adam’ a B+ CinemaScore.
The Flash, directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Christina Hodson, the plot is based on the comic book storyline “Flashpoint,” and follows: Worlds collide when the Flash uses his superpowers to travel back in time to change the events of the past. However, when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, he becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation. With no other superheroes to turn to, the Flash looks to coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian—albeit not the one he’s looking for. Read our review.