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'The Marvels' has the lowest-grossing MCU opening ever. HA!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe once again finds itself at the top of the box office with Disney's "The Marvels," but it might be hard to claim that the film performed higher, further or faster than its predecessors.

The 33rd movie in the ever-expansive MCU took in $47 million in North America in its opening weekend, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore. It also nabbed the unwanted distinction of having the worst opening box-office tally for an MCU film, finishing behind 2008's "The Incredible Hulk," which scored $55.4 million with its opening.

The superhero flick flew past a two-time box-office champion, Universal Pictures' "Five Nights at Freddy's," which scared up $9 million in the United States and Canada in its third weekend. The horror flick now has a domestic cumulative of $127.2 million.

"The Marvels" performed well below initial box office projections that had it bringing in between $60 million to $65 million domestically.

Internationally, the super-powered film hauled in $63.3 million according to studio estimates for a worldwide total of $110.3 million.

Rounding out the weekend's domestic box office were "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" — released through a direct distribution deal with AMC Theatres — that sparked up $5.9 million in its fifth outing for a North American total of $172.5 million; A24's biopic "Priscilla," which pulled in $4.8 million in its sophomore wide release outing for a North American haul of $12.7 million; and Apple and Paramount Pictures' "Killers of the Flower Moon," which added $4.65 million in its fourth weekend for a North American score of $59.9 million.

Directed by Nia DaCosta, "The Marvels" finds Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), a.k.a. Captain Marvel, dealing with the fallout of an unstable and unpredictable universe that sees a revolutionary attempting to seize control. Danvers is joined by fellow superheroes Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, and Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) in a mission to bring down the insurgent. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton and Park Seo-joon.

The action-packed PG-13 picture scored a lukewarm 63% critic score and a welcoming 85% audience score on the review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. It garnered a middling B grade from audiences polled by CinemaScore.

"The film flies but never lets any emotional weight fully land," writes Tribune News Service film critic Katie Walsh.

"Tonally, 'The Marvels' embraces the goofy nature of a sci-fi superhero movie aimed at a female audience. There’s a musical interlude featuring K-drama superstar Park Seo-joon, and a scene with a herd of space kittens that makes reference to 'Cats,' Walsh continues in her review. "That kind of sincere and self-deprecating humor is the Marvel hallmark, all the way back to 2008’s 'Iron Man.' If audiences are ready to move on from that, it’s no fault of the engaging and earnest 'The Marvels.'"

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by Anonymousreply 30November 24, 2023 12:29 AM

Nobody likes Brie Larson.

by Anonymousreply 1November 13, 2023 12:13 AM

[quote] "Tonally, 'The Marvels' embraces the goofy nature of a sci-fi superhero movie aimed at a female audience

And there you have it.

No one wants to watch a Woke female superhero movie, no matter how hard Hollywood tries to cram it down our throats.

People want to see muscular and masculine men as superheroes. Not women.


by Anonymousreply 2November 13, 2023 12:13 AM

It seems pretty easy to diagnose

1. Poor film

2. Woke casting

3. Female led film

4. No stars

5. Audience burnout on comic book films

by Anonymousreply 3November 13, 2023 12:17 AM

Women don’t want movies about female superheroes. They want movies like Barbie.

by Anonymousreply 4November 13, 2023 12:31 AM

[quote] Women don’t want movies about female superheroes

Neither do men.

by Anonymousreply 5November 13, 2023 12:34 AM

Girls, bye!

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by Anonymousreply 6November 13, 2023 2:16 AM

Signourney Weaver and Ripley beg to differ.

The narrative that people don't want women heroes is utter nonsense. People don't want lame or contrived heroes.

When you create a good character and put it into a story that makes sense, no one cares whether it's a man or a woman. When you harp on people not likeing women heroes, it simply plays into the narrative that it's misogyny, rather than poor script writing and character development.

Be critical of the lame story and characters, not that they're women (or men).

by Anonymousreply 7November 14, 2023 7:30 PM

The outlook continues to look bleak for superhero pic The Marvels, which is falling off 78 percent to 80 percent in its second outing to rank as Marvel Studios’ worst second-weekend drop of all time, as well as the worst for any Hollywood superhero pic. Among Marvel Cinematic Universe titles, threequel Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania previously sported the worst drop of 69 percent.

The Marvels is expected to earn $9 million to $10 million for the weekend, putting it in a potentially close race with Thanksgiving, although most rival studios show The Marvels coming in third ahead of Thanksgiving.

by Anonymousreply 8November 18, 2023 7:13 PM

America is lactose intolerant to Brie!

by Anonymousreply 9November 18, 2023 7:19 PM

Nobody wants to watch tits save the world.

by Anonymousreply 10November 18, 2023 7:36 PM

I went and saw it and it’s an average super hero film. It’s not as bad as people are making out, but it does have a few plot holes you can drive a semitrailer through. (What happened to the second quantum band at the end? Kamala is shown with her usual one on her left wrist and the other is nowhere to be seen or mentioned?)

It does bring the x-men into the MCU, but it may be too late for that considering the drop off in interest overall for the MCU franchise.

by Anonymousreply 11November 18, 2023 8:10 PM

This was solid piece that looks beyond wokeness to the bigger picture of audience fatigue and the broader effects that superhero movies have had on big-budget filmmaking.

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by Anonymousreply 12November 19, 2023 8:17 PM

That's why I prefer a million times to watch "Catwoman" (Halle Berry) than these stinkers. At least "Catwoman" has some kind of camp, guilty-pleasure charm on it.

by Anonymousreply 13November 19, 2023 8:25 PM

These Marvel films are so bland, soulless and self congratulatory, I’m so fed up of them.

by Anonymousreply 14November 19, 2023 8:28 PM

It just didn’t look good. They qualify has gone downhill. The last Antman and Thor were terrible.

by Anonymousreply 15November 19, 2023 9:08 PM

The quality. Oops^

by Anonymousreply 16November 19, 2023 9:09 PM

Woke/forced diversity casting and Brie Larson. Simples.

by Anonymousreply 17November 19, 2023 9:09 PM

Ten years ago, I would have been delighted to watch this movie. Now, I'm exhausted by comic book films. They just look so stupid to me.

by Anonymousreply 18November 20, 2023 12:48 AM

This guy delights in the movie's bombing. Rails against the MSHEU

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by Anonymousreply 19November 22, 2023 11:28 AM

Are misogyny and racism factors in this movie bombing? Marvel fanatics tend to be a mix of alpha-male and incel geek men who hero-worship the likes of Thor and Captain America. Granted, Black Panther and the original Captain Marvel movies were hits, but maybe three, diverse women in the lead was too much for the loyal fan base of idiot men?

by Anonymousreply 20November 22, 2023 2:13 PM

Dear R20.


Much less, Woke superhero women.

No fucking thank you.


The Whole World

by Anonymousreply 21November 22, 2023 3:30 PM

R1 I like her

by Anonymousreply 22November 22, 2023 4:14 PM

Nothing after " The Avengers" can compete in the eyes of the audience. Just witness the audience reaction from India to the greatest arrival scene at 4:33. Won't see that with Brie.

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by Anonymousreply 23November 23, 2023 9:26 PM

[quote] Granted, Black Panther and the original Captain Marvel movies were hits, but maybe three, diverse women in the lead was too much for the loyal fan base of idiot men?

Well, dear, it's quite apparent that enlightened women haven't flocked to the film to save their precious sisters from box office humiliation. BTW, did you plop your money down to see it?

by Anonymousreply 24November 23, 2023 9:28 PM

R7 how long ago was that and it hardly started a tend. Also weren't the Alien films horror/scifi?

by Anonymousreply 25November 23, 2023 9:32 PM

No shit, R20. Just look at this thread. The mere existence of women and black people is a "Woke agenda" to them.

by Anonymousreply 26November 23, 2023 9:33 PM

trend ^^^

by Anonymousreply 27November 23, 2023 9:34 PM

It also wasn't promoted very well. The trailer looks like shit.

They don't put as much effort into the writing, like Black Widow.

Wonder Woman was heavily promoted.

by Anonymousreply 28November 23, 2023 9:35 PM

[Quote] Won't see that with Brie.

She should change her name to Limburger

by Anonymousreply 29November 24, 2023 12:00 AM

[quote]Signourney Weaver and Ripley beg to differ.

Alien is not.a superhero movie.

by Anonymousreply 30November 24, 2023 12:29 AM
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