The Flash is considered by all to be a planetary event for DC Comics. It will be among the last films of the Snyderverse after the big financial fiasco of the second adventures of Shazamwhich has accumulated 133 small million dollars in worldwide receipts. Some even accuse james gunnthe new boss of the universe DC in the cinema, for having thought too much about the aftermath and left on the floor Shazam 2, The Flash, Bluebeetle and Aquaman 2. In any case, the feature filmAndy Muschietti continues to galvanize possible expectations with successful trailers and tantalizing returns (Michael Keaton as Batman, Michael Shannon as Zod and a spoiled surprise cameo from the film’s director). New data revealed by The Hollywood Reporter suggest that The Flash is heading for a domestic gross opening weekend of approximately $70 million.
A very good score, but very far from certain films of the same ilk. For footage qualified as a “ early summer event“, The Flash would do less well than 118 million opens of the Guardians of the Galaxy vol.3 and even worse than the score ofAnt-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. It will do, only consolation prize, significantly better than the 30 million Shazam: Rage of the Gods.
It remains to be seen now if Warner Bros. Discovery will succeed in arousing the interest of aficionados of DC even if the marketing campaigns seem to have revealed far too much. Between Michael Keaton, Zod, Ben Affleck, Supergirl and the secret cameo, far too many surprises seem to have been sold by The Flash. The film is expected in theaters on June 14, 2023.