Ben Affleck must be getting a tiny bit jealous that Captain America: Civil War has enjoyed more success and better reviews than Batman vs. Superman. But he might be working on keeping his sad face in check after his interview went viral as a meme.
Captain America: Civil War had a great opening weekend, raking in $182 million at the box office, the biggest opening in 2016. Sorry, Ben Affleck."Even though it now holds the biggest domestic opening of 2016, Civil War, which debuted in 4,226 domestic locations, failed to surpass last year's Avengers: Age of Ultron," reports Entertainment Weekly.
To not let the good reviews of Captain America: Civil War get to him too much, Ben Affleck is concentrating on his family this Mother's Day weekend in Paris with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.
"Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are continuing to put family first following their divorce announcement more than 10 months ago," reports E! Online. "The 44-year-old actress and 43-year-old actor are vacationing in Paris with their kids, daughters Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Samuel, 4. The family was recently spotted walking in the French capital, along with a female assistant."
Ben and Jen were seen getting a little intimate, despite their divorce, showing a little bit of PDA at a French restaurant.
"At first they were alone and appeared to be affectionate, then were joined by the kids," a source told People Magazine.The Hollywood couple were married for 10 years before parting ways. But for the sake of their three young children, they have been presenting a united front to make sure that their family is healthy and strong. They still live "with the kids at the same property in Los Angeles," according to People.
Another good way that Ben Affleck has kept himself distracted from the successes of Captain America: Civil War is by getting more involved with his projects.
"Warner Bros has made a subtle addition to the Justice League brain trust," reports Deadline. "Ben Affleck, already set to co-star in the film, has signed on to become its executive producer as well. In that role, he will work with director Zack Snyder and screenwriter Chris Terrio behind the scenes to make the film the best it can be."
This means that Ben will have more say in how Justice League gets made -- hopefully so that it avoids the low, low rating of 27 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
On the other hand, Captain America right now stands at whopping 91 percent, showing the world that big, blockbuster superhero movies can have CGI and a good script.
The bad reviews that Batman vs. Superman really got him down, according to a source from Cinema Blend.
"My sources have told me that Affleck was incredibly unhappy about the reception of BvS," the source said. "He felt humiliated after spending so much of the press tour saying how much better this film would be than Daredevil."
Guess he spoke a little too soon.
There have been some opinions on the internet that the actor should actually have a hand in directing, not starring in, the Batman movies. He did win Oscars for Best Picture for Argo, and his catalog of directed movies have been quite solid.
But once you get into the Batman suit, it must be hard to take it off.
Do you think Ben will use his envy for Captain America: Civil War to create a better Batman movie as an executive producer? Let us know in the comments below!
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