Charlie’s Angels Director Says Captain Marvel Was Successful Because It’s In A Male Genre

2019 was a tough year for non-Disney sequels/reboots. From disappointments to downright disasters, IP isn’t as reliable as it once was. Even movies like The Secret Life of Pets 2 and It: Chapter Two massively underperformed compared to their predecessors.

The latest casualty (and it seems like it’s happening every weekend) is Charlie’s Angels. The opening 3-day tally for the reboot was an obscene $8.3 million. It barely edged out Playing with Fire, which is in its second week of release and also a Nickelodeon movie starring John Cena.

The budget for Charlie’s Angels was a modest $48 million. But when you factor in marketing, the cost for the Sony movie is probably closer to $100 million. It’s the definition of a flop and director Elizabeth Banks seemed to have little confidence in the film’s prospects even before its release.

In an interview with the Herald Sun, Banks
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