The new “Charlie’s Angels” reboot has been out for almost a week. Passing by their opening weekend, that’s supposed to be their biggest money-making period. But recent reports coming out from the theaters suggest that the film is bombing.

According to Box Office Mojo, the Elizabeth Banks-flick only managed rack up a disappointing $27.9 million globally over the weekend and only $8.6 million in the US. Meaning that the film that had a $48 million production was a major box office flop. Resulting in the director giving a very controversial statement regarding the film’s flop.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

In speaking to Australian Newspaper Herald Sun, the 45-year-old blamed male audiences for not seeing the film. She stated that they’re not likely to see female-led action movies and only interested in comic book movies because it is a “male genre”.

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They’ll go and see a comic book movie with ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Captain Marvel’ because that’s a male genre,” she said. “So even though those are movies about women, they put them in the context of feeding the larger comic book world, so it’s all about, yes, you’re watching a ‘Wonder Woman’ movie but we’re setting up three other characters or we’re setting up ‘Justice League’,” she continued.

She would later add that, “If this movie doesn’t make money it reinforces a stereotype in Hollywood that men don’t go see women do action movies.”

Source: Twitter

It was these kind of comments that managed to rub audiences the wrong way. Leading many to take to Twitter to criticise the director for shifting the blame on sexism instead of the film’s quality and marketing.

Here are some of the Tweets:

While many disagreed with her statements. There are still quite a fair number of people that spoke out in defence of the “Pitch Perfect” star, agreeing to the American actress’ controversial opinions.

Here are some examples:

So what do you think, does Elizabeth Banks has a point or is she just searching for something to blame? Feel free to let us know about your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Huff Post.

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