The Flash, the latest DC Extended Universe (DCEU) film, was released in theaters on June 16, 2023. The film stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, and follows him as he tries to save his mother from being murdered by a speedster. However, Barry’s actions create a ripple effect in the timeline, and he must find a way to fix it before it’s too late.
|Release Date||June 16, 2023|
|Box Office Collection||$270.6 million worldwide|
|Critical Rating||65% on Rotten Tomatoes|
|Budget||$200 million production budget + $65 million marketing budget = $265 million|
|Studio||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Stars||Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, Sasha Calle, Kiersey Clemons, Maribel Verdú, Ron Livingston, Billy Crudup|
|Genre||Superhero, science fiction, action|
|Plot||Barry Allen/The Flash travels back in time to save his mother from being murdered by a speedster. However, Barry’s actions create a ripple effect in the timeline, and he must find a way to fix it before it’s too late.|
Box Office Collection
The Flash had a disappointing box office performance, grossing just $270.6 million worldwide. This is significantly less than other recent DCEU films, such as Aquaman ($1.14 billion) and Shazam! ($366 million). The Flash’s poor box office performance can be attributed to a number of factors, including:
- Mixed reviews from critics
- Negative publicity surrounding Ezra Miller
- Competition from other films, such as Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and The Little Mermaid
The Flash received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the film’s visual effects and action sequences, while others criticized its plot and pacing. The film currently has a 65% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average score of 6.2/10.
The Flash had a production budget of $200 million, making it one of the most expensive DCEU films to date. The film also had a marketing budget of $65 million, bringing its total cost to $265 million.
The Flash’s poor box office performance is a significant blow to Warner Bros. and DC Films. The film was expected to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer, but it was unable to live up to expectations. The film’s mixed reviews and negative publicity surrounding Ezra Miller likely played a role in its poor performance.
The Flash’s box office failure is also a sign of the challenges facing the DCEU. The franchise has been struggling to find its footing in recent years, with a number of films underperforming at the box office. Warner Bros. and DC Films will need to make some major changes if they want to turn things around.