The reboot of this year’s Charlie's Angels lead by director Elizabeth Banks didn’t top the charts as much as they had expected, after a disappointing first weekend box that had only under $9 million in gross sales - deeming the movie a flop in terms financially. The movie featured the starring main cast including Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska.
After the sad outcome of events, Banks posted on her Twitter: "Well, if you're going to have a flop, make sure your name is on it at least 4x. I'm proud of #CharliesAngels and happy it's in the world."
It could be noted that Banks had been sparking debates on the internet after igniting controversies and hints of sexism with regard to the lack of female-driven and female-led films in Hollywood, amongst many others, in an article on the Australian newspaper, the Herald Sun.
"[Men] will go and see a comic book movie with Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel because that's a male genre," she said. "So even though those are movies about women, they put them in the context of feeding the larger comic book world, so it's all about, yes, you're watching a Wonder Woman movie but we're setting up three other characters or we're setting up Justice League. If this movie doesn't make money it reinforces a stereotype in Hollywood that men don't go see women do action movies."
"By the way, I'm happy for those characters to have box office success," Banks also added, "but we need more women's voices supported with money because that's the power. The power is in the money."
But everything goes well for Banks, as she doesn’t seem to mope around the failure of the movie. At the moment, she’s filming another upcoming historical drama Mrs. America.