'The Flash' box office Debut Is Disappointing

Warner Bros.' summer blockbuster The Flash underperformed at the box office,

missing relatively low targets owing to negative reviews,

weak box receipts from previous DCEU movies Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam,

and accusations against its star, Ezra Miller.

The movie opened in 4,234 theaters and generated $55.1 million in domestic ticket sales.

The Flash received a B grade on Cinema Score and a 66% Rotten Tomatoes score from critics,

despite the return of Michael Keaton as Batman and co-CEO of DC Studios James Gunn.

Because of their lack of faith in the DCEU, Warner Bros.

fired Zack Snyder and replaced him with James Gunn as DC Studios' co-CEO.

Even though they had a combined budget of $200 million,

animated rom-com The Flash and Elemental opened to disappointing numbers.