The latest attempt to tell the Charlie’s Angels story has bombed at the box office after its Ariana Grande-led soundtrack did the same on the Billboard 200.
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The first reports hinting that a new Angels movie was on the way revealed that Destiny’s Child and Lupita Nyong’o were being courted to support the release on a soundtrack and acting front respectively.
Shortly after, the world learned that Ariana Grande was to lead its soundtrack and that Ms. Nyong’o would not be attached to it.
Today, it has tanked at the box office.
How so? By opening with $8 million. Horrific, because it was baked with a $48 million budget.
One of its problems? Its supposed failure to captivate African-American moviegoers.
Charlie’s Angels drew a 66% female crowd, split between 36% over 25 and 30% under 25, but both demos respectively graded it low at 68% and 79% with men at 35% giving it a 68% grade on PostTrak. Diversity breakdown was 52% Caucasian, 21% Hispanic, 14% Asian/Other, & 13% African American.