There is a lot riding on The Flash. It feels like both a last hurrah for the SnyderVerse and a bittersweet farewell to it, even though we still have Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom to look forward to. It is said that Blue Beetle would be part of the new DC Universe, not the DCEU.
Negative news has surrounded the film, particularly concerning Ezra Miller’s controversial past actions. Despite initial struggles, the movie has faced public backlash, with some boycotting it or expressing concerns over Miller’s involvement. Additionally, reports have surfaced about reshoots and story changes, further adding to the turbulent development.
Rumours circulated about Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot shooting scenes, only to have them excluded from the final cut, leaving reasons undisclosed.
Nevertheless, Warner Bros Discovery and DC Studios have continued to generate hype for the film, drawing comparisons to Christopher Nolan’s iconic The Dark Knight. Notably, Tom Cruise has reportedly seen the movie and praised it, joining the chorus of positive voices. Even James Gunn, the head of DC Studios, claims it to be the best film of the year (so far). The film was even showcased in its entirety to the public during CinemaCon 2023.
So far, the reception has been overwhelmingly positive. The hype surrounding The Flash is undeniable. However, the question remains: will it be enough?
Could The Flash Get A Big Opening At the Box Office?
According to a forecast by BoxOfficePro, The Flash is expected to have an opening weekend in the US ranging from $115 to $140 million. Additionally, the film is predicted to earn approximately $280 to $375 million during its domestic run, although no estimates have been made for its worldwide ticket sales.
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These optimistic projections are noteworthy, considering the negative news surrounding the film. Achieving such success would be quite impressive. It’s worth noting that if the movie manages to break even with its domestic sales alone, it would be an incredible achievement. It’s estimated that The Flash has a production budget of $200 million.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that these figures are merely predictions. For example, Shazam! Fury of the Gods was forecasted to earn $85 million worldwide but fell short, accumulating only $65.5 million. As a result, the film faced difficulties in subsequent weeks. With a production budget of $125 million, Shazam 2 needed an estimated $250 million to break even, but it only earned $132.2 million throughout its theatrical run.
WBD and DC Films Expect The Flash To Open Big
Many people are excited about the film, despite concerns about Ezra Miller. There are several reasons generating interest, such as the return of Michael Keaton as Batman after many years and the possibility that this may be Ben Affleck’s last appearance as Batman.
The film also revisits elements from Man of Steel, albeit without Superman. Instead, Sasha Calle portrays Supergirl, which adds an interesting dynamic. The recent trailer showed Jeremy Irons reprising his role as Alfred, a character who hasn’t been fully utilized in the DCEU. George Clooney is rumoured to have a cameo as a different version of Batman from the Joel Schumacher films.
While some may have reservations due to the absence of the storyline fans hoped for under Zack Snyder’s control, there are still many exciting aspects to anticipate. Personally, I’m thrilled to see Keaton back in the bat suit.
However, The Flash faces tough competition in June, with releases like Spider-Man: Across The SpiderVerse, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Pixar’s Elemental, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny all coming out within weeks of each other. It will be interesting to see how The Flash performs at the box office.
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