Warner Bros. have nothing to worry about The flash.
The studio knew they had the merchandise on DC’s multiverse movie that brings together Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton’s Batman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Michael Shannon’s General Zod, and a new Supergirl in Sasha Calle, and boldly presented the film here at CinemaCon Las Vegas to a packed house and tons of cheers.
In a year at the box office that is already +37% over 2022 with $2.5 billion, post-screening exhibitors were already smelling the money after the screen went black. More tentpoles here to take 2023 to a $9 billion box office year in the United States.
Says Vue Cinemas boss Tim Richards about the flash“I absolutely loved it. It has heart, it has soul. horror and DC Everything our audience desperately needs.
“This is one of the best DC movies ever made,” said an exhibitor from the studio dining chain, echoing the first sentiment of DC boss James Gunn, who announced Ezra Miller’s title. directed by Andy Muschietti as “probably one of the greatest superhero movies”. never done,” the one that resets the DC Universe.
Kentucky-based exhibitor Rick Roman exclaimed, “The audience loved it. I thought it was very good – lots of humor. Emotional at the end with some people crying. I like how they brought in Batman to support the Flash. Smart move. The film will have legs since people will see it more than once.
The biggest opening for a DC Warner Bros movie to date belongs to 2016 Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice on a global basis with $422.5 million as well as nationally with $166 million. The highest-grossing DC movie of all time belongs to 2018 Aquaman by James Wan at $1.1 billion, followed by R-rated Todd Phillips Joker in 2019 with $1.07 billion.
Deadline spoke with AMC CEO Adam Aron before we all sat down to the flash tonight in Las Vegas. Still, the circuit boss felt a hit after Warner Bros.’ robust two-hour presentation. Today.
“I’m excited about the whole list,” he beamed, delighted that the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, aims for 20 theatrical releases per year.
Said Aron, “It’s music to my ears.”
the flash was delayed due to the pandemic post-production lockdown, but finally sees the light of day on June 16. Meanwhile, as Zaslav took the reins of the studio in the new Warner Bros. Discovery, lead pic star Ezra Miller made headlines with a slew of reported altercations, as well as an alcohol theft from his home. a neighbor from Vermont. Miller apologized for their behavior and met with newly crowned Warner Bros bosses Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy to also reconcile with the studio. The option of sending this $200 million production directly to studio Max’s streaming service was not considered; Zaslav is a firm believer in downstream film revenue. DC bosses Gunn and Peter Safran informed the press that Miller was doing well in January, and the door remains open for a sequel to be determined, though none have yet been announced.
Muschietti today at Warner’s CinemaCon presentation praised the tabloid-laden Miller, saying they’re “one of the best actors I’ve ever worked with. Every tool in the toolbox… (Miller) is an amazing comedian and (has) all the action required for a great show like this.
Despite Miller’s scum lag, other filmmakers advertised the actor’s work ethic and talent.
At TIFF, Daliland Director Mary Harron told Deadline that Miller “came on set to my amazement with a full and elaborate performance.” The actor even insisted that their lines be written in French if necessary.
Harron told us at the time that Miller was “one of the greatest actors I’ve worked with” and hopes they “get the help” the actor needs.
Deadline’s Chief Film Critic, Pete Hammond, had the following to say: