Published: Tue, November 19, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Why the Charlie’s Angels reboot bombed at the box office

Why the Charlie’s Angels reboot bombed at the box office

The reboot of Charlie's Angels may not have set the USA box office alight - quite the contrary - but director Elizabeth Banks is still proud of what she's achieved.

The movie follows two members of the Townsend Agency who don't quite get along, Jane (Ella Balinska) and Sabina (Stewart), as they team-up on a job to protect Elena (Naomi Scott). The film is now sitting on a worldwide total of $29.5 million, still well short of making back its production budget of an estimated $55 million and that's before promo/ad costs are taken into consideration.

Before Charlie's Angels opened, Banks told The Wall Street Journal that a certain web-slinger already had his time.

"Charlie's Angels" had a budget of $48 million before marketing costs and on opening weekend the movie took in $8.6 million and made only $19.3 million globally.

"They'll go and see a comic book movie with Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel because that's a male genre", she said.

"They'll go and see a comic book movie with Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel because that's a male genre", Banks explained.

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"I'm proud of #CharliesAngels and happy it's int he world", she added. "The power is in the money". "I'm proud of the "Charlie's Angels" legacy, and my Angels are standing on the shoulders of the Angels that came before them. It's a movie that I want to entertain all audiences but I did want to make something that felt important to women and especially young girls".

"There have been 37 Spider-Man movies and nobody has complained!" The likes of Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel show that comic book movies can be for everyone, regardless of gender.

"Being in a big franchise allows you to have it all". This current chapter of Charlie's Angels history has not been lucrative.

However the movie's grim field workplace displaying is not fully on Stewart and her fellow Angels. I recognize the same thing, it's nearly unfair for women.

Elizabeth Banks commented on Twitter: "Well, if you're going to have a flop, make sure your name is on it at least 4x". I think that's one of the big differences between these two things. I love you Elizabeth Banks, but that's completely erasing the amount of female, non-binary and non-gender conforming fans of these heroes that have given us a bright place to escape to when the world hates us.

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