After a year and tabloid headlines for its star Ezra Miller, Warner Bros./DC’s Covid delayed $200 million Justice League independent superhero film Flash finally makes it to the cinema. Opening overseas looks better than domestic, 155-165 million dollars THE + 70 million dollars in USA/Canada.
Despite a very positive response from CinemaCon and DC co-head James Gunn saying the pic is “probably one of the greatest superhero movies ever made,” along with reports that the film is set to reset DC’s lineup. Flash it has been around $70-75 million in tracking for some time.
That’s kind of a glassy start, especially in a market that’s been hot — and actually plans to stay hot. A box office source thinks the total weekend gross for all the films could top $200 million. How is it? There are two other broad releases aimed at non-fanboys: Disney/Pixar’s BaSiC with circle 35 million dollars (maybe even + 40 million dollars), and the horror comedy directed by Lionsgate’s Tim Story Tthat tan, which is watching 6-8 million dollars USA/Canada. Also, strong properties are expected for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts AND Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, potentially earning $30 million each. June is Monday, June 19, with 97% of K-12 colleges and schools free; that day is looking to deliver another boost at the box office.
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However, despite what many sources consider an excellent date flash, and a brilliant marketing campaign with spots selling Batman and The Flash, compared to Miller, DC’s superhero predictions haven’t budged.
The immediate reason for the stalled forecast continues Flash is Miller’s release from Warners during the media tour. Additionally, most of the actors haven’t really been out there doing many interviews. That said, director Andy Muschietti and producer’s sister Barbara Muschietti have been on a world tour of the film, talking about it at length. Keaton was an expected no-show last night at the Hollywood premiere for the film as he was busy filming Tim Burton Beetle juice 2 for Warners in the UK. The event drew most of the picture’s stars, including a grateful and humble Miller in his first showbiz appearance since his legal troubles. Further mixing the broken bull in talent are the late night shows and their social media tentacles going dark during the WGA Strike. Also, we’re hearing that there have been few promo partners for the film (specifically no auto partners); those advertising partners can offer anywhere from $80 million to $120 million on a tent campaign. How do you compensate for absences? Lots of TV spots, online and theatrical trailers.
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At the same time, a $70 million to $75 million opening for the first installment of a superhero movie is more common than you might think — and some distribution sources even note that’s a very commendable opening for a movie that extraordinary film was marred by the controversy of its star. Consider some of the openings of the first parts of other superhero films: Ant-Man ($57.2 million), Thor ($65.7 million), Black Adam ($67 million), Aquaman ($67.8 million, though a five-day Christmas weekend launch that made $105.4 million and eventually over $335 million domestically). You have to start these franchises somewhere.
On the one hand, some are shocked that a film that features Keaton’s original Batman in his third film as the DC superhero after 31 years and is 71% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes will open for less than it criticized Sony’s movie. poison. That picture was panned by critics with a 30% Rotten, but enjoyed an opening of $80.2 million, which started a franchise. In the same spirit, the original Wonder Woman is expected to open to $65-75 million, dropping to a $103.2 million start. maybe Flash finds similar great heat to watch this weekend. One guess is that tracker respondents aren’t admitting they have ulterior motives for seeing the Miller movie this weekend. Flash Previews start at 3pm on Thursday.
Regarding overseas, Flash accelerates to 78 overseas markets this week, starting with 15 on Wednesday that include France, Great Britain and Korea. It will add another 47 on Thursday, with majors including Germany, Italy, Australia and all of Latin America. Friday brings Spain, China and Japan into the mix.
Currently, the international box office estimate is in the range of $85-95 million. There are also a number of starter kits, from scratch Ant-Man ($98 million at today’s rates and likes for likes) to last Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania ($115 million) and Black Adam ($77 million).
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One question mark hinges on how deeply the issues surrounding Miller have permeated the overseas consciousness. It seems likely that there could be stock in markets such as the UK and Australia. DC’s beloved Latin America is the most watched region, we hear, and China is a flop – as always these days.
While this is a character that isn’t very well known outside of die-hard fans (or fans of the TV show), it’s hard to market a movie when you can’t travel with the star, something that’s essential to creating buzz in overseas markets. . open.
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However, awareness of the film is high and fan shows have taken place in various areas, including Keaton on stage for a double screening of the Tim Burton film. Batman followed by Flash at the Empire at Vue Leicester Square on June 3 with a Q&A. He then made a surprise appearance at the Grand Rex in Paris last Friday, which was enjoyed as a treat. We hear Keaton had a lot of fun at the Paris screening. He also recorded a special message for fans on social media telling them to go see the film over the Father’s Day weekend.
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After a bitter reception from critics at its premiere in Cannes, which gave Pixar’s BaSiC somewhere in the 50% range on Rotten Tomatoes, the critical score has risen to 79%. Some hope the original animated film about the relationship between a water and fire spirit in another spirit world will find a family. Often original animated films, which are always an uphill battle at the box office, depend on the revision. Disney is pushing the 3D aspect of the film. Some see a world where BaSiC earned over $40 million in 4,000 theaters, but its presale is 35%-40% behind last summer light year, which was a crowd pleaser with a $50.5 million opening.
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Lionsgate took over PURSUIT by MKK from last year’s TIFF. To play into the June holiday, the studio has switched up the picture’s layout with Wednesday night Early Access Screenings, including bonus content, followed by Thursday night previews starting around 6pm before launching on Friday in approximately 1,775 countries. There are no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes yet.
The film, which cost $5 million and was written by Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins, centers on a group of black friends who reunite for a weekend getaway on June 19, only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a serial killer. . twisted. Forced to play by his rules, the friends soon realize that this is no game.
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Also opening at six locations in LA and NYC is Focus Features’ new Wes Anderson film, Asteroid City. After a world premiere at Cannes, the all-star film starring Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwartzman, Bryan Cranston, Jeffrey Wright, Jeff Goldblum, Steve Carell and a host of others is 72% out of 74 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
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