A fallen superhero is a universal theme within the comic book universe. A character flaw of the central character and the storyline changes very quickly, often for the worse.
For years Hollywood heavyweights have openly transformed the character focus of long-standing comic book heroes when the stories are adapted for the big screen. A variety of cultural changes have been ceremoniously edited into the lives of superheroes that never existed in the original stories.
In the last few years the backlash from fans sent heralded box office feature films to the backwaters of the DVD or streaming world faster than that character who outruns bullets. The result is Hollywood shooting itself in the foot with superhero movies that don’t meet with audience demands.
The feature flop so far this year is Disney’s latest superhero movie “The Marvels.” The box office opening weekend was a financial disaster for the film. The second weekend didn’t get any better.
From The Daily Wire:
The Brie Larson-led Marvel Cinematic Universe film fell 78 percent in box office performance for its second weekend out and is currently tracking as the worst second-week showing for any modern-day Hollywood superhero film, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
“The Marvels” follows the 2019 film “Captain Marvel” and the sequel has managed to beat out the previous holder of the worst drop off from its opening weekend. That label is held by “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” The third film in the “Ant Man” franchise experienced a 69 percent drop in its second week.
Opening weekend was a bad omen for “The Marvels,” with the highly touted film earning just $47 million. The box office performance is being called the worst debut in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) history. Reports show the film earning just $65 million domestically after two weeks, and $161.3 million globally.
Along with the previously mentioned “Ant Man” movie and “The Incredible Hulk” in 2008, “The Marvels” joins the dubious club within the MCU as the feature films that have opened to less than $60 million.
Moviegoers just aren’t attracted to “The Marvels,” which has been promoted as a cultural innovation for its actors and director as opposed to a fun movie for all to see. Hollywood should stick to the original storylines and leave the cultural influencing on the cutting room floor if the decision makers want to get back on top at the box office.
- Another Hollywood feature film continues to flop at the box office.
- Second week sales show “The Marvels” joining other big failures.
- Bad sales follow the worst opening weekend in Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: The Daily Wire