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Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Retakes Box Office As The Flash Craters

The DC multiverse flick suffered a bigger second weekend drop than even Black Adam and Shazam 2.


The Flash has faced scrutiny for over a year due to a variety of legal incidents involving star Ezra Miller. The actor was arrested twice in Hawaii on harassment and assault charges, pled guilty to trespassing after being charged with burglary, and has been accused of grooming a minor, among other incidents. The minor in question, now an adult, disputes the grooming allegation. In August 2022, Miller announced they were seeking treatment for "complex mental health issues." Later, in January, The Flash studio Warner Bros. announced that they were standing behind the actor. You can read more about the issues surrounding Miller here.

In the box office battle of the multiverses, the webslinger has won. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse topped the charts in the film's fourth weekend with a haul of $19.3 million domestically.

Meanwhile, Variety reports The Flash bombed in its second weekend in theaters. The DC superhero flick starring Ezra Miller only brought in $15.3 million--a 73% drop that's steeper than what Black Adam and Shazam: Fury of the Gods experienced. That also means the movie has only earned $87 million domestically after early estimates predicted The Flash might make $80 million opening weekend alone.

Across the Spider-Verse began the month with the third best Spider-Man opening at the box office and now has made $560 million worldwide. In addition, there is apparently more than one version of Spider-Verse secretly in theaters currently.

Pixar's Elemental came in second over the weekend with $18.5 million. While it was a good hold for the animated flick, the movie is still performing poorly for the beloved animation studio under Disney's watch.

The Flash took third place, while Jennifer Lawrence's No Hard Feelings arrived at No. 4 with $15 million. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts followed not far behind in fifth with $11.6 million, with a global total besting $340 million.

For more, check out GameSpot's Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse review, The Flash review, and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts review.

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