Charlie’s Angelsopened this past weekend and — judging bybox office receipts– was a disappointment, earning only $ 8 million back out of its approximately $ 40 million budget. (The critics didn’t love it either, giving the film a 58% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Only a few days ago on November 14,the (Wall Street Journal) published an interviewwithCharlie’s Angelswriter / director director Elizabeth Banks, who was pretty hopeful pre-release, pointing out that she had previously “made a franchise from nothing [Pitch Perfect 2], which serviced the women and girls I’m hoping also want to see aCharlie’s Angelsmovie. I’m building on my business always. This seems like a natural step in that business plan. ”
To those who pointed to the possible futility of anotherCharlie’s Angels (movie, based on a long-ago) s TV show and the subject of two previous movies in the 2000 s, as well asa failed TV series in 2011, Banks had the following response: “You’ve had 37Spider-Manmovies and you’re not complaining! … I think women are allowed to have one or two action franchises every 17 years I feel totally fine with that. ”Unfortunately, despite Banks’ attempt to makeCharlie’s Angelsa production that “relies more on classic espionage drama,” according toWSJ, it doesn’t look like this will be the film to kick off a brand-new women action franchise. At leastWonder Woman 2020is headed our way this summer.