The Charlie's Angels reboot has had a lackluster box office outing thus far, but Elizabeth Banks, who directed, produced, starred in and co-wrote it, has defended the film while also showing naysayers that her pride is still intact.
"Well, if you’re going to have a flop, make sure your name is on it at least 4x," Banks tweeted. "I’m proud of #CharliesAngels and happy it’s in the world."
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.— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) November 18, 2019
Charlie's Angels opened to $27.6 million worldwide off of an estimated $48 million budget, with only $8.3 million coming from the domestic market. To add further insult to the anemic response to the film, it only scored 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, though the audience score currently sits at 81%.
"Being in a big franchise allows you to have it all," Banks said of the reboot. "I recognize the same thing, it's almost unfair for women. The best roles are usually in small movies, but then you don't make any money. It's okay to want to make money."
Written and directed by Elizabeth Banks, Charlie's Angels, stars Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Jonathan Tucker, Nat Faxon, Noah Centineo, Sarah Bennani and Robert Maaser. The film is in theaters nationwide.