The Flash has faced scrutiny for more than a year due to numerous legal incidents involving star Ezra Miller. The actor was arrested twice in Hawaii for harassment and assault, trespassing after being charged with theft, and charged with soliciting a minor, among other incidents. The minor in question, now adults, opposes the grooming allegation. In August 2022, Miller announced that they were seeking treatment for “complex mental health issues”. Then, in January, The Flash studio, Warner Bros. announced that they were behind the actor. You can read more about the issues surrounding Miller This.
In the box office battle of the multiverse, webslinger won. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse topped the charts in the film’s fourth weekend with $19.3 million domestically.
Meanwhile, Diversity reported The Flash was bombed in its second week in theaters. The DC superhero movie starring Ezra Miller brought in just $15.3 million—a 73% drop, deeper than what Black Adam and Shazam: Fury of the Gods experienced. It also means that the film only made $87 million domestically after Initial estimates predict The Flash could make $80 million opening weekend alone.
Across the Spider-Verse begins the month with the third best Spider-Man opening at the box office and has now made $560 million worldwide. In addition, there are there seems to be more than one version of Spider-Verse secretly hitting theaters Currently.
Pixar’s Elemental came in second this past week with $18.5 million. Despite being an animated hit, the film is still underperforming for the beloved animation studio under Disney’s supervision.
The Flash took third place, while Jennifer Lawrence’s No Hard Feelings came in at number four with $15 million. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts follows not far behind in fifth place with $11.6 million for a global cume of $340 million.
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