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Fans Disappointed by Weekend's Other Superhero Flop

Written by Jude Terror on Monday, August 10 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

Fans Disappointed by Weekend's Other Superhero Flop

Ricki and The Flash did even worse than Fantastic Four at the box office!

By now, we've all enjoyed the schadenfreude of Fantastic Four's epic crash and burn of a box office debut, as the film made just $26 million at the box office, caused Fox to issue surveys asking where they went wrong, and was enjoyed only by superstar artist Rob Liefeld. But Fantastic Four wasn't the only superhero flick to fail this weekend; TriStar's Ricki and the Flash made just $7 million dollars amidst complaints that it barely felt like a superhero movie at all (though still moreso than Fantastic Four).

"I don't get it," said one confused moviegoer. "This was a really liberal interpretation of beloved comic book character The Flash. No one was running with super speed. There was no rogue's gallery. Just a lot of a Meryl Streep playing an aged cover band rocker."

Despite the low box office numbers, Ricki and The Flash has scored much higher with critics than Fantastic Four, with a 59% rating on Rotten Tomatoes compared to Fantastic Four's -157%. Still, many fans are hoping that the bombing will result in DC getting back the rights to the property.

"We didn't know we lost the rights," said a confused DC Entertainment führer Diane Nelson. "But hey, we'll take 'em back. I think we can find a role for Meryl Streep in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Too Many Characters. We could use an Oscar."

At press time, a man in a homemade Flash costume was feeling slightly embarrassed while waiting in line with a group of senior citizens for tickets to the film. We'll keep you posted.


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