The Big Picture
- The Marvels is now the lowest-earning opening weekend at the box office for the MCU.
- Our hosts Maggie and John discuss the factors that may have contributed to the sequel’s lackluster opening weekend.
- They also talk about Warner Bros.’ ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ being retrieved from the Warner Bros. shelf and share their reactions to the first ‘The Garfield Movie’ trailer.
On today’s episode, hosts John Aljets and Maggie Lovitt are taking a look at the box office results of the MCU’s latest, The Marvels. They discuss the disappointing numbers and why the Captain Marvel sequel may be underperforming. Check it out in the full interview in the video at the top of this article, or you can listen to it in podcast form below.
A lot seems to be working against Nia DaCosta’s first Marvel movie, but is it the quality of the storytelling, the VFX, its ensemble cast? Capping off its opening weekend at $47 million domestically and $110.3 million total, The Marvels becomes the MCU’s lowest-earning superhero feature and Marvel’s first box office bomb. So what went wrong? According to Collider’s Ross Bonaime, the Brie Larson-led sequel is actually a refreshing new addition to what can sometimes feel like a bloated franchise, but Maggie and John discuss other elements that may have contributed to its lackluster opening weekend. Did the SAG-AFTRA strike have some affect on the movie’s success? Was reintroducing WandaVision’s Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Ms. Marvel’s Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) intimidating to newer fans? Is “superhero fatigue” spreading? Our hosts weigh in on today’s episode.
Carol Danvers gets her powers entangled with those of Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, forcing them to work together to save the universe.
- Release Date
- November 10, 2023
- Nia DaCosta
- Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton, Iman Vellani
- 105 minutes
- Main Genre
- Nia DaCosta, Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik
Next up, John and Maggie look at the details surrounding Warner Bros.’s attempt to shelve yet another of their near-finalized projects, Coyote vs. Acme, starring John Cena and Will Forte. While it looked like the Looney Tunes-inspired live-action/animation would be set aside only a year after principal photography wrapped, it looks like this feature is just as wily as that coyote. Due to the overwhelming backlash, Warner Bros. is allowing the movie to be shopped around before wiping it out completely, according to a report from Puck. And finally, our hosts check out the first trailer for Sony’s The Garfield Movie, with Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, and more. Catch John and Maggie’s reactions in the video at the top of the article, or you can listen to the full episode in the podcast below:
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