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The Flash is officially the biggest superhero box office flop ever

The Flash is officially the biggest superhero box office flop ever

The Flash has flopped so hard at the box office, that not even Batman could save the day.

In recent years the Marvel Cinematic Universe has all but guaranteed that superhero movies are a box office success, well, at least for the most part.

At the time of writing, the highest-grossing movie in the MCU is Avengers: Endgame (2019) which generated a reported $2.8 billion at the worldwide box office. While The Incredible Hulk (2008) sits at the bottom of the barrel grossing just $264 million worldwide.

As for Marvel’s most fierce rival, DC, its most successful DCEU/Snyderverse movie is Aquaman (2018) grossing over $1 billion. At the button of that barrel is Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023) with a reported $132 million, or at least it was.

So, what of the most recent DCEU/Snyderverse movie, The Flash starring Ezra Miller featuring the one and only, Micheal Keaton’s Batman? Well, it’s not looking good for our flashy superhero.

As reported by our friends at UNILAD, The Flash has now become the biggest superhero box office flop ever. During its opening weekend at the box office, The Flash generated just over $139 million worldwide. However, during its second week, it saw a massive drop in the US of 72%.

To make matters worse, it was later projected that The Flash would stand to lose Warner Bros. almost $200 million from its budget of $450 million. No wonder Christian Bale apparently wanted to stay clear of this movie.

Previously, Shazam! Fury of the Gods had lost Warner Bros. an estimated $150 million and Black Adam starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson lost a reported $100 million. So unfortunately for Ezra Miller and director Andy Mushchietti, not even Michael Keaton could save the latest DC production.

Still, despite being a massive flop, that hasn't stopped Andy Mushchietti from being appointed as director for Batman: Brave and the Bold, which will be one of the major instalments of the new DCU led by James Gunn and Peter Safran.

The Flash is expected to arrive for digital release on 18 July 2023 and then physically this coming September.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros./DC

Topics: DC, TV And Film, Warner Bros