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5 Reasons ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Tanked at the Box Office – And Why Elizabeth Banks Isn’t Fazed

  • The Wrap
Another weekend, another box office flop. This past weekend, Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels” fizzled out in theaters with just $8.35 million grossed domestically against a reported $48 million budget, becoming the third film in as many weeks to tank in theaters.

At a time when there’s a stronger than ever push for women to be represented both in front of and behind the camera, Sony made the decision to bring “Charlie’s Angels” back to theaters for the first time in 16 years. Elizabeth Banks, who found box office success as director of “Pitch Perfect 2,” signed on to both direct and star as the Angels’ new Bosley. Kristen Stewart, having spent her post-“Twilight” career mostly on the indie scene, returned to mainstream films alongside Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott in the lead roles.

With pre-weekend tracking not exceeding $20 million, “Charlie’s Angels” wasn’t expected to be a major hit, but not
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How Laverne Cox Landed a Cameo in Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’

  • Variety
How Laverne Cox Landed a Cameo in Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’
Laverne Cox officially earned her wings, scoring a role in Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels.” But she revealed her cameo almost didn’t happen.

When the Emmy-nominee heard that Elizabeth Banks was directing the film, the longtime fan of the franchise (and of Banks herself) reached out about being part of the project. Cox had previously worked with Banks on two pilots.

“I emailed Elizabeth and I’m like, ‘If you need me for anything in ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ I’m here for you,” Cox told Variety at the film’s premiere in Los Angeles. “She [replied], ‘Your ears must be burning ’cause we were just talking about you for something.’”

An excited Cox alerted her team and waited for word she’d be joining the “Angels” on set. Cue crickets.

“I run into [Banks] in December of last year, and she’s like ‘We just wrapped and it was so intense’ and I was like,
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Elizabeth Banks Defends ‘Charlie’s Angels’ & Says ‘Wonder Woman’ & ‘Captain Marvel’ Were Successful Because They’re In A “Male Genre”

To say that “Charlie’s Angels” is a bit of a box office disappointment this weekend is an understatement. Sure, the film only cost roughly $48 million, but when you earn an estimated $8.6 million in your opening weekend, no studio is going to rush out to make 14 sequels. Well, according to some recent interviews with ‘Angels’ director Elizabeth Banks, she has a clue why female-led action movies are at a disadvantage.

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Why ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Failed Its Latest Box Office Mission

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Why ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Failed Its Latest Box Office Mission
Charlie’s Angels” latest box-office outing was anything but heaven sent.

Sony’s reboot failed to meet even the studio’s cautiously low expectations, debuting to a franchise-eviscerating $8.6 million in North America. Given that the film failed to make up much traction overseas, launching with $19.2 million, including a disappointing $7.7 million in China, it seems likely the Angels just completed their final mission. One plus for Sony: its potential financial losses will be minimized through co-financiers Perfect World Pictures and 2.0 Entertainment, which put up half of the film’s $48 million budget.

However, “Charlie’s Angels” serves as the latest painful reminder that brand recognition isn’t always a sure-fire draw. “Charlie’s Angels” is Hollywood’s third attempt in the last three weeks — following “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “Doctor Sleep” – to dip back into the well with little to show for it. Box office analysts see “Charlie’s Angels,” like other high-profile misfires this
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Elizabeth Banks Says ‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Were Hits Because They Belong to ‘Male Genre’

Elizabeth Banks Says ‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Were Hits Because They Belong to ‘Male Genre’
The well-reviewed “Charlie’s Angels” reboot is the latest studio box office bomb of the fall movie season, following in the footsteps of such disasters as “The Goldfinch,” “Gemini Man,” “Motherless Brooklyn,” and “Terminator: Dark Fate.” The Elizabeth Banks-directed action comedy failed to crack $9 million at the box office over its opening weekend. Box office tracking had “Charlie’s Angels” opening at an already-disappointing $10 million, but the final total came in well below that low mark. IndieWire’s box office expert Tom Brueggemann says the film “will be a significant loss” for Sony this season.

Prior to the movie’s disastrous opening weekend, Banks gave an interview to the Herald Sun that is now proving to be somewhat controversial. The filmmaker, who also wrote and produced “Charlie’s Angels” and stars in the movie as Bosley, called out a potential box office bomb as being sexist. “Look, people have to buy tickets to this movie,
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‘The Inheritance’ Is a Ravishing Theatrical Work That Urges Generations to Connect and Love

‘The Inheritance’ Is a Ravishing Theatrical Work That Urges Generations to Connect and Love
The best advice about seeing The Inheritance on Broadway — which you definitely should if you’re looking for a head-spinning, heart-rending theatrical experience — is to forget the hype surrounding it. And that won’t be easy. Playwright Matthew Lopez, a Puerto Rican transplanted to New York City from the Florida panhandle, is fresh from London where his ardently ambitious play about different generations of gay men living in post-AIDs Manhattan won an armful of Oliviers (the Brit Tonys named after the late, great Lord Larry) and gushy reviews that called
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Charlie’s Angels Bombs At Box Office With Disastrous Opening

Charlie’s Angels first arrived on the scene back in 1976 and has been pretty successful ever since, developing something of a cult following over the years. This weekend though, a new reboot directed by Elizabeth Banks and starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska hit theaters and while no one was expecting it to be a monster success, the box office numbers are pretty disastrous, with estimates projecting an $8.6 million opening.

Coupled with its take overseas ($19.3 million), it now sits at roughly $28 million, but with a budget of $50-$55 million, these clearly aren’t the numbers that the studio wants to see. They also indicate that audiences have little interest in the brand at this point. Understandably, the name Charlie’s Angels likely doesn’t carry a lot of excitement for younger moviegoers, while it seems that the 43 year-old ABC series doesn’t have much nostalgia appeal, either.

What’s interesting
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Watch Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska Hilariously Quiz Each Other on Charlie's Angels

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The Townsend Agency and its ass-kicking Angels are back - and now they've gone global. In this latest installment of Charlie's Angels, director Elizabeth Banks delivers a modern take on the series with a brand-new badass trio of Angels: the wild and hilarious Sabina (Kristen Stewart), former Mi-6 agent Jane (Ella Balinska), and systems engineer turned Angel Elena (Naomi Scott). After watching their slick crime-fighting and action-packed adventures taking down global villains, it'll make you want to sign up as the latest recruit.

To celebrate the return of the iconic franchise, we sat down with the newest Angels to see just how well they remember the first two Charlie's Angels films. The cast quizzed each other on everything from the original film's Angels . . .

. . . to some of the most famous celebrity cameos.

Check out the video above to see who comes out on top, and catch Charlie's Angels in theaters everywhere Friday,
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'Ford v Ferrari' Races to #1 While 'Joker' Becomes First R-Rated Film to Ever Top $1 Billion Globally

'Ford v Ferrari' Races to #1 While 'Joker' Becomes First R-Rated Film to Ever Top $1 Billion Globally
Fox's Ford v Ferrari more than lived up to the most aggressive of pre-weekend expectations, delivering a #1 performance at the domestic weekend box office. However, Sony's Charlie's Angels struggled mightily in its debut, failing to reach the lowest of expectations, which means the film's third place finish puts the weekend's overall performance into perspective. In better news, WB's Joker became the fourth DC Comics adaptation to ever top $1 billion at the global box office and the first R-rated movie to ever reach that milestone.

Finishing in the winner's circle atop the weekend box office, is Fox's Ford v Ferrari with an estimated $31 million. The performance is well ahead of Mojo's pre-weekend forecast and even tops the most optimistic of industry expectations and comes with an outstanding "A+" CinemaScore. The film played to a male-dominated crowd with men making up 62% of the audience and 79% of the overall
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‘Ford v Ferrari’ Takes Checkered Flag With $31 Million Box Office Opening

  • The Wrap
After months of disappointing box office numbers, Fox got their first bit of good box office news since the Disney merger with the opening of “Ford v Ferrari,” which is taking an estimated $31 million from 3,528 screens and a $52 million global opening.

While this $97 million production has a ways to go to profitability, all the seeds are there for this racing biopic to show endurance. It has awards buzz, strong overseas appeal, and an A+ on CinemaScore. “Ford v Ferrari” is now the first film with a wide release of over 3,000 screens since “Avengers: Endgame” to earn that top grade from CinemaScore.

Unfortunately, Fox’s box office success this weekend did not extend to Sony and their “Charlie’s Angels” revival. The film was expected to debut at No. 2 on the charts with an opening in the mid-teens. Instead, it is now estimated for an $8.5 million opening against a $48 million budget.

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From All Angles, Patrick Stewart Thinks The ‘Angels’ Are Fantastic

Sir Patrick Stewart knows a thing or two about good acting. Classically trained, he’s earned a well-deserved reputation as one of Britain’s finest actors. So, when he bubbles over with effusive praise for the women he worked with in Charlie’s AngelsKristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, and writer/director Elizabeth Banks — we believe [...]

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Box Office: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Speeds to $2.1 Million on Thursday Night

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Speeds to $2.1 Million on Thursday Night
Racing drama “Ford v Ferrari” sped to $2.1 million on Thursday night, while Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels” reboot pulled in a modest $900,000.

The earnings for “Ford v Ferrari” are in the same range as “Terminator: Dark Fate,” which took in $2.4 million on its way to a $29 million debut on Nov. 1-3 for Paramount.

“Ford v Ferrari” is expected to win the weekend handily with as much as $20 million at 3,528 venues in North America. The Disney-Fox film follows an eccentric team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca to build a new vehicle to defeat the dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans world championship in France.

“Ford v Ferrari,” directed by James Mangold and produced by Chernin Entertainment, has generated 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film, which has a $100 million price tag,
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‘Ford v Ferrari’ Races to $2.1 Million at Thursday Box Office

  • The Wrap
“Ford v Ferrari,” the racing biopic from Disney and Fox starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, earned $2.1 million at the box office in Thursday preview screenings beginning at 6 p.m.

We’re off to the races at the box office again as “Ford v Ferrari” takes on Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels” reboot and Warner Bros. con man thriller “The Good Liar.” But none of the three are expected to speed far away from the pack, least of all after a November weekend in which the horror movie “Doctor Sleep” significantly under-performed.

Fox’s 2019 slate in particular is mired in a box office slump, with no film it has released this year rising above $100 million domestically. Disney is projecting just an opening in the mid-teens for “Ford v Ferrari” against a reported budget of $97 million, though independent trackers see it in the high 20s with a possibility to rise above $30 million.

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Box Office: 'Ford v. Ferrari' Revs Up $2M, 'Charlie's Angels' Earns $900,000 in Previews

Box Office: 'Ford v. Ferrari' Revs Up $2M, 'Charlie's Angels' Earns $900,000 in Previews
Elizabeth Banks' revamp of the Charlie's Angels series began its opening weekend at the box office, taking in a tepid $900,000 in previews, while awards hopeful Ford v. Ferrari amassed $2.1 million.

Kirsten Stewart, Aladdin actress Naomi Scott and newcomer Ella Balinska star as the crime-fighting spies at the center of the Sony feature, which screened at 2,968 theaters on Thursday night.

Experts say Angels is tracking for an opening in the mid-teens, while the studio says it expects a debut in the $12 million to $13 million range.

Ford v. Ferrari is expected to win the weekend, looking at ...
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‘Charlie’s Angels’ Review: A Well-Intentioned Yet Hollow Reboot

In an era of remake/reboot/dredging-up-old-ip fever, the logical next step was a rebranding of Charlie’s Angels. Written, produced, and directed by Elizabeth Banks, this new iteration is complete with fresh faces and exactly the amount of hollow feminism one might expect. With all the subtlety of a stiletto-kick to the head, Kristen Stewart’s Sabina begins by saying “I believe women can do anything,” setting the tone for the rest of the film which is much more concerned with hammering in that thesis than proving it, cutting to a bizarre stock footage-esque montage of girls of all ages and backgrounds smiling and looking at the camera. Much of it ends up in the unusual territory of substance over style, prioritizing its broad and self-congratulatory message over any truly memorable action beats or character quirks. Whereas the Angels from the gleefully cheesy films from the early 2000s wore
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'Ford v Ferrari' & 'Charlie's Angels' Look to Lead the Weekend

'Ford v Ferrari' & 'Charlie's Angels' Look to Lead the Weekend
Last weekend saw the top ten deliver the lowest combined total for the same weekend since 2007, bringing in just over $100 million. This weekend, should our forecast hold, we'll be looking at a sub-$100 million weekend for the top ten and what could be one of the worst weekends of the year. Among the week's new releases, Fox's Ford v Ferrari hopes to prove there is still an audience for adult-targeted, larger budget features alongside the release of Sony's Charlie's Angels and WB's The Good Liar.

At number one, look for Fox's Ford v Ferrari to pull into the winner's circle. A few months before Disney's acquisition of Fox was final, the decision was made to move director James Mangold's story of Ford's attempt to challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 from a summer release to a more awards-friendly Fall release. The film
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Naomi Scott Wings It: Why She Wanted To Be One Of ‘Charlie’s Angels’

The origins of Charlie’s Angels goes back more than four decades, to the original 1970s TV series. Then, it was revived for a couple of movies with a new set of Angels after the turn of the century. And though the stars have changed once again, Naomi Scott told us that the new Charlie’s Angels [...]

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Elizabeth Banks Hopes ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Convinces Studios to ‘Trust Women With the Job’

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Elizabeth Banks Hopes ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Convinces Studios to ‘Trust Women With the Job’
When it comes to female empowerment, “Charlie’s Angels” has always been a franchise ahead of its time, bringing a group of butt-kicking women to the screen in the 1970s. But Elizabeth Banks’ version of the trio of crime-fighting women is the first time the story will be told by a woman.

Banks directed the reboot of “Charlie’s Angels,” out in theaters this weekend, in addition to writing the screenplay and serving as a producer. She also stars as Bosley, alongside the modern-day angels, played by a more diverse bunch in Kristen Stewart, newcomer Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott.

“We all talk about the male gaze a lot versus something that feels a little bit more embedded and inside the perspective of women,” Stewart told Variety.

Th new “Charlie’s Angels” is full of girl power, Stewart promises, but it’s not trying to shove it down your throat.
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Kristen Stewart Tells Shia Labeouf Why She’s Proud of ‘Charlie’s Angels’

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Kristen Stewart Tells Shia Labeouf Why She’s Proud of ‘Charlie’s Angels’
Kristen Stewart decided to star in the reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” because she thought it would be a fun change of pace for her career.

Stewart explained what drew her to the studio tentpole in a conversation with Shia Labeouf for Variety’s Actors on Actors issue, on newsstands this week.

“Why ‘Charlie’s Angels’?” Labeouf asks her.

“I wanted to do something fun,” Stewart says. “I was in the mood for a not-so-harrowing experience. Liz Banks, who directed the movie and wrote it, is really good at normal funny. I was in good hands. I knew that. The movie is so warm. I’m proud of the way that it makes me feel.”

“What set do you enjoy more?” asks Labeouf.

“Probably the harrowing kind, because it’s just more fun in a weird way,” responds Stewart. “Honestly, hanging on set with the girls and laughing all day and
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Elizabeth Banks’ Crew of Woke Angels Rescue Latest ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot

Elizabeth Banks’ Crew of Woke Angels Rescue Latest ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot
Does the fact that this unwanted update of the Charlie’s Angels franchise is less awful than expected make it worth seeing? In the devalued world of the current multiplex, maybe so. It’s hard not to appreciate the feminist, Time’s Up spark that director-producer-writer-actor Elizabeth Banks brings to material that has long past its sell-by date. At its core, this millennial Charlie’s Angels is still shuffling the same spy-babes clichés that spawned a 1970s TV hit (best remembered for Farrah Fawcett’s waterfall of blond curls), a
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