Saturday, April 20, 2024

Box Office: “The Flash” Falls to Number 3 Behind “SpiderVerse” and the Not So Popular “Elemental”


Mid week was not good for “The Flash.” Already suffering the slings and arrows of mad fanboys and Twitter stompers, Barry Allen and pals finished at number 3 on Wednesday.

Not good: “The Flash” fell behind “Spider Man: Across the Spider Verse,” which had already racked up $300 million in 3 weeks, and PIxar’s dud cartoon, “Elemental.”

Losing to these two releases is so insulting for “The Flash.” He doesn’t deserve it. But if this repeats tonight– Thursday — “The Flash” won’t have a second week at number 1. It’s a real mess for Warner’s and DC comics. But what could it lose to this weekend? “No Hard Feelings”? “Asteroid City”? Or more “Spider Man”?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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