The latest reboot of Charlie's Angels was a massive flop over the weekend, taking in a paltry $8.6M domestic opening, $27.9M worldwide. Despite average reviews and a B+ Cinemascore, audiences just didn't feel like showing up for Elizabeth Banks and Kristen Stewart.
Ahead of the film's release, writer, producer, director, and star Elizabeth Banks explained that there was a reason that the movie could flop (and flop it did).
"If this movie doesn’t make money it reinforces a stereotype in Hollywood that men don’t go see women do action movies. [Audience members will] go and see a comic book movie with Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel because that’s a male genre. So even though those are movies about women, they put them in the context of feeding the larger comic book world, so it’s all about, yes, you’re watching a Wonder Woman movie but we’re setting up three other characters or we’re setting up Justice League.
By the way, I’m happy for those characters to have box office success. But we need more women’s voices supported with money because that’s the power. The power is in the money."