DC’s The Flash movie is the talk of the town subject to its box office success. As the superhero flick approaches the screens, it has already delighted some special members with early screenings invitations.
And on the one hand, where their positive reviews have increased filmmakers’ expectations of succeeding in the film, the film’s titular hero Ezra Miller controversies is landing its success in jeopardy.
Miller’s legal controversies in the past few years have had his standalone film, The Flash, face audience wrath a couple of times. While many of them objected to Miller’s casting in the film, heavy investments led Warner Bros. to stick to their decision.
Although Miller’s controversial history is not the only reason that makes The Flash movie projections uncertain. There are countless factors that decide The Flash’s results. Such as the delays caused by the film’s production also extended The Flash movie budget, which in turn questioned its ROI.
Since its production, The Flash has undergone multiple director changes in its pre-production stages, including Seth Grahame-Smith, Rick Famuyiwa, John Francis Daley, and Jonathan Goldstein stepping back from the project, citing creative and scheduling differences.
Similarly, the CoViD-19 pandemic also disrupted the production of The Flash, leading Warner Bros. to incur heavy losses. Factors like these have had audiences question The Flash movie budget and early projections to know exactly what The Flash’s destiny has in store!
And for a fan reason, I’m sorting all that today!
What is The Flash Movie All About?
After Shazam 2, The Flash is DC’s most anticipated film of 2023, starring the controversial actor Ezra Miller in the titular role, The Flash. To undo the events of the past and save his mother, Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen travels back in time.
Although, a mess up with the timeline traps Allen in an alternate reality without metahumans where General Zod has returned. To save the world Barry is in and return to the future, he coaxes a prisoned Kryptonian Supergirl, Kara, and Batman to help in his mission.
But as the three forces join in fighting the threat imposed by General Zod, they are also challenged to fix the multiverse again. Will they succeed? Let’s 16th June answer our questions!
What is the Budget of The Flash Movie?
The Flash is expected to bridge the gap between the prior DCEU films and the ones announced by James Gunn under DC’s new slate’ The Gods and the Monsters. And Superman: Legacy hitting screens in July 2025, will be the first film of this new chapter which may pick ashes of The Flash.
Considering The Flash’s status of being a reset film for the whole DC universe, the film is made on one big but not surprising budget. While the film’s production delays have scaled its overall spending, it has not crossed the budget of past DC films, including the 2013’s Man of Steel, Batman V Superman, and Justice League, made on a budget of $225 million, $250 million and $300 million respectively.
According to the data gathered through Wikipedia, The Flash movie budget is ranged between $200 million – $220 million. Yes, I know that’s still not a smaller amount to risk in a film whose main actor is geared around controversies, but Warner Bros did.
But I’ve already mentioned the reason; The Flash movie budget is less than you think, and you might know it if you have read the article carefully.
The Flash has gone through multiple director changes but in its pre-production stages. This means no matter the times the captain of the ship was changed, the ship never departed until and unless Andy Muschietti came on board to serve the directing duties.
Hence, Warner Bros didn’t spend too much money filming The Flash as Seth Grahame-Smith, Rick Famuyiwa, John Francis Daley, and Jonathan Goldstein departed The Flash during the scriptwriting. So, even if The Flash movie budget is not surprising, Warner Bros will still require a hefty return to title The Flash a Box Office Success.
What Should Be The Flash Worldwide Collection To Be a Big Success?
Considering that The Flash movie budget ranged between $200-$220 million, which is already a whopping amount, the production studio must collect around $500 million to rake in huge profits from their film.
And since Hollywood’s big franchises like Marvel Studios and Warner Bros also spend heavy amounts on their films’ marketing and distribution, if they won’t collect returns twice their film’s budget, including the marketing and distribution costs, possibilities are lesser they can make huge profits.
In the case of The Flash, reports from MAXBLIZZ state that The Flash movie budget, including its marketing and distribution cost, has summed up to $330 million. This means the estimated collection figures will also be changed. Now it’s not $500 million, but The Flash production studio should collect $650-$680 million to be a Box Office Success.
How Much Will the Flash Collect in the Opening Weekend?
As of now, the Warner Bros movie Flash is tracking to make a domestic collection of up to $150 million in the opening weekend, so I can say Warner Bros have made a safe bet with The Flash.
Despite all the controversies surrounding Ezra Miller and production delays due to multiple director changes and CoViD-19, The Flash still has the potential to make more than its budget. And I also have a few elements to support my claims.
The very first is the film’s star-studded cast which also features Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s Batmen and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl Kara alongside Barry Allen in the film. Trust me, after James Gunn announced a Supergirl movie in DC’s new slate, fans have gone crazy to know who this Supergirl really is, and knowing that she has a cameo in The Flash, they won’t miss the chance to watch her introduction in theatres benefitting The Flash. And, of course, who needs a reason to see our two favorite Batmen again?
The second reason The Flash movie can make a good opening and closing weekend is because of the positive reviews it has received from fans and critics through early screenings. Warner Bros has offered free screenings for their upcoming film The Flash across the US, India, and other regions on June 12 only to receive rave reviews and flock more audience in theatres from 16th June.
Because of the positive reviews The Flash garnered, the possibilities are higher that the superhero flick will succeed worldwide. Catch some of the critic’s reactions from The Flash screenings here.
- Every bit as fun as it looks. This is a comic book adaptation and fan service at a high level, writes Paul Salfen from AMFM Magazine.
- It’s nuts. It’s fun, pens Soren Andersen from Seattle Andersen.
- With universes colliding and diverging, the movie dials the evocative elements way up by way of surprising cameos all the way to the ending. Rapidly kinetic action sequences, hilarious hijinks, inventive storytelling, and heartwarming nostalgia, says Nathalia Aryani from The Movie Maven.
Hence, if this Ezra Miller starrer film gets Housefull at theatres because of the word-of-mouth reactions, online reviews from top critics, and a star-studded cast featuring my very own favorite Keaton’s Batman, there is hope for The Flash to stand true to its early projected figures and change the DC Studios’ future.