‘Charlie’s Angels’ movie flops at the box office.
Elizabeth Banks’ and Kristen Stewart’s reboot of the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ franchise flopped for Sony Pictures this weekend, as the third ‘Charlie’s Angeles’ movie tanked at the box office, making only $8.6 million, well below even the most modest $12 million expectations. It is important to note that the movie was made for approximately $48 million and is expected to do poorly overseas.
It is difficult to say what went wrong with ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ Current reviews show the movie at around 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics enjoying Kristen Stewart’s comedic acting abilities. The previous ‘Charlie’s Angels’ movie starring Drew Barrymore made $40 million. Could it be the intellectual property is too old for today’s audiences/ Or maybe there were not enough celebrities starring in the movie? Either way, it is a major let down for Sony and for Elizabeth Banks, who directed the film and had a starring role.
Meanwhile, Georgia-filmed ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ movie made $31 million over the weekend. The Christian Bale and Matt Damon project cost $100 million to make but, with great reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and a perfect Cinemascore, it is reasonable to believe word-of-mouth will help increase the grand box-office total in the weeks to come.
‘Midway’ landed the two-spot, beating ‘Charlie’s Angels’ by earning $8.76 million and $35 million so far. The family movie ‘Playing with Fire’ hit $8.5 million and $25 overall. ‘Last Christmas’ is not doing too well in the box office, falling 42% to $6.6 million and $22 million overall. Georgia-filmed ‘Doctor Sleep’ took the biggest hit this weekend, dropping 59% to $6.1 and $25 million overall.
At the bottom of the weekend’s box office is ‘Joker’ with $5.6 million and $322 million overall. Worldwide, the movie also passed $1 billion.
Next weekend we will see ‘Frozen II,’ which will most likely reign supreme in the box office for the weeks to come. Tom Hanks’ ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ also hits theaters.