“Charlie’s Angels” only earned $8.6 million this past weekend at the box office, while racing drama “Ford v Ferarri” topped the box office with a $31 million debut and the war film “Midway” came in second earning $8.75 million.

Why such low numbers for the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot? Elizabeth Banks suggested the reason was because men “don’t go see women do action movies.”

Banks wrote, produced, directed and starred as Bosley in the remake.

Before the movies release, Banks hinted that this exact situation would happen in an interview with the Herald Sun.

“Look, people have to buy tickets to this movie too. This movie has to make money,” Banks told the Sun. “If this movie doesn’t make money it reinforces a stereotype in Hollywood that men don’t go see women do action movies.”

There are many movies that have had success with female-leads, though. Banks further explained that the success of movies like “Captain Marvel” and “Wonder Woman” were because they belonged to a “male genre.” “Captain Marvel”, which starred Brie Larson, brought in $1.1 billion worldwide earlier this year.

“They’ll go and see a comic book movie with Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel because that’s a male genre,” Banks explained. “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.’”

“By the way, I’m happy for those characters to have box office success, but we need more women’s voices supported with money because that’s the power. The power is in the money.”

Banks is taking the box office flop in stride. Tweeting about the movie on Monday, she said: “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.”

When the original “Charlie’s Angels” film came out in 2000, it brought in $40 million at the box office it’s first weekend. That series starred Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu.

More from Beliefnet and our partners
previous posts

Denzel Washington recently appeared on Instagram Live with Brooklyn Pastor A.R. Bernard of Christian Cultural Center to talk about his relationship with God and his faith journey. Washington, who is devout Christian, shared that he had given his life to Christ three times when he was younger, Fox News reported. The Academy Award-winning actor described […]

In a recent appearance on the Canadian radio show “Q on CBC,” Katy Perry spoke candidly about her mental health issues. The American Idol judge shared that she went through a breakdown in which she considered taking her own life following her 2017 split from Orlando Bloom and poor album sales. Perry felt like she […]

The Passion of the Christ 2 screenwriter Randall Wallace shared an important update on Mel Gibson’s biblical sequel, which will focus on the events that occurred three days between the crucifixion and the Resurrection. In an interview with Polygon, Wallace said that the movie is something they are discussing. “We both consider that the Mount […]

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been an outspoken Christian football player for years. This year at a virtual conference for Christian men, the Pittsburgh player shared the personal fights he has faced, including addiction to pornography and alcohol. “It’s not always easy,” Roethlisberger said, talking to Tunch Ilkin, a former Steelers player and one of […]