Elizabeth Banks Still “Proud” of Charlie’s Angels Despite “Flop” Opening Weekend
There’s more to a movie than its box office success.
Just a few days ago, a new Charlie’s Angels movie hit theatres everywhere. And while the cast included big names like Kristen Stewart, the flick only made $ 8.6 million on opening weekend.
On Monday morning, the film’s writer and director Elizabeth Banks reacted to the news by sharing a message on Twitter.
“Well, if you’re going to have a flop, make sure your name is on it at least 4X,” she wrote to her followers. “I’m proud of #CharliesAngels and happy it’s in the world.”
Before the movie even hit theaters, Elizabeth faced her fair share of critics who didn’t think another chapter in the Charlie’s Angels franchise was needed.
But in a recent profile for the WSJ Magazine, the actress had an epic response.
“You’ve had 37 Spider-Man movies and you’re not complaining!” she shared with the outlet. “I think women are allowed to have one or two action franchises every 17 years—I feel totally fine with that.”
One person who has nothing but rave reviews for Elizabeth’s work is Kristen. While speaking at the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers Foundation ceremony, the actress praised her co-worker for being an inspirational trailblazer.
“I’m very proud to be here and to be her friend,” Kristen shared. “The best relationships are when you look at the person that decides to be around you often and you go, ‘I am proud of that.'”
The actress continued, “We’ve seen Charlie’s Angels before. The reason that we’re seeing it again is because she saw something in it that needed to be fresh and needed to be revitalized. It’s been a really long time since we’ve seen a few women really proactively at work and really at the forefront of the things, are really at the front of the action that’s being moved forward. Nothing happens to us in this movie. Everything that happens is like we’re moving at it.”
Charlie’s Angels is in theatres now!