Star Zachary Levi Is Happy With Shazam! Box Office Performance
David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! was a pleasant surprise amid many the superheroes movies which made to the big screen this year. The DCEU movie ended up grossing over $300 million at the box office, with a reported budget of $100 million. Speaking at the Fan Expo Canada (via ComicBook), Shazam! star Zachary Levi revealed that he feels Shazam! performed great at the box office.
“I’ve seen some of this stuff bandied about on the interwebs, and people saying that if you look at the numbers that we did as a movie, that it pales in comparison to some other movies that did insane amounts. But the truth is, for an origin story of a niche DC character, I think we did f—ing great,” Levi said. “I think we did really good. We didn’t have a massive team-building movie and a decade’s worth [of movies] to ride along, hold those coattails, we didn’t have that going on.”
Then Levi explained that sometimes people have “hesitations” when it comes to watching an origin story movie.
“So if you adjust for inflation and all that nonsense, then what you end up with is a pretty good pull for us and what we did at the box office,” Levi added. “And more than that, I would say, a lot of times these movies, the first run of whatever these characters being introduced to the world, people have hesitations. And there are a lot of people that had hesitations when it came to, ‘That geeky Chuck guy, he got to be Shazam?’ That’s right, motherf—ers!”
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