Elizabeth Banks Still Proud of Charlie's Angels Despite Flop Opening Weekend

Lawrence Kim
November 19, 2019

The film only recently debuted in theaters and grossed a total of $8.3 million on its opening weekend. This falls far short of the $50 million it cost to produce the film, and is considered a monumental flop. So what went wrong? Jon Kopaloff/Getty ImagesDid the world need a new "Charlie's Angels" film? So the simplest answer would just be to say that nobody asked for this new movie. Elizabeth Banks directed the film, and she pointed the blame at comic book films during an interview with The Herald Sun. The trailers of Charlie's Angels showcased a fresh and modern perspective on the angels while the reviews ranged between moderate to favourable.

"Look, people have to buy tickets to this movie, too". "If this movie doesn't make money it reinforces a stereotype in Hollywood that men don't go see women do action movies". Reportedly, the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone and Margot Robbie were originally looked at.

The reboot follows Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the film's three private detectives who work for a large agency created by Charlie Townsend.

As for Elizabeth Banks, while Charlie's Angels wasn't received the way she wanted it to be, she has enough to keep herself busy in the near future. Balinska is a complete unknown outside of her native Britain where she's a TV actress.

Charlie's Angels will be released in United Kingdom cinemas November 29.

Secondly, Hollywood most certainly has a very obvious and awful gender bias that needs to be tackled passionately, but that doesn't mean that female-led action movies are all failures. The new film features its own continuity, causing some fans to feel the franchise should just hang up its hat. All female-led, all hugely successful.

However, when it wa pointed out that female-fronted action movies like Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman had been box office smashes ($1.1 billion and $821 million worldwide), Banks said that those examples don't tell the whole story.

The original Charlie's Angels film (2000) and its 2003 sequel, Full Throttle, starred Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore, and the two movies did significantly better in their respective box office runs. "[Men will] go and see a comic book movie with Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel because that's a male genre".

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