The Flash raced into theatre’s in its highly anticipated debut, easily running to a holiday weekend box office victory but posted disappointing numbers.
The superhero movie stumbled in its box office debut, grossing just $55 million, falling short of what was already expected to be low expectations after the film cost $200 million to make.
Internationally, the film made $75 million from 78 markets, bringing its global tally to $139 million.
The film stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen a.k.a The Flash, who travels back in time to prevent his mother’s murder and unknowingly creates the multiverse.
The Flash opened to about $6 million less than Transformers: Rise of the Beasts did last weekend
The Flash will now struggle to gain any solid numbers with several big-name movies opening in the summer. Those include “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” on June 30, “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” on July 12, and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” on July 21.
One reason for the low numbers may be in part due to Miller being a controversial figure due to legal troubles and assault allegations. The actor has apologized for past erratic behavior and went to treatment for “complex mental health issues”.
This opts the question if Miller will continue on as Allen if the DECU, which James Gunn has already said he plans to reboot.