Shazam! Stays on Top of the Box Office, Hellboy Opens at #3
For the second week in a row, Shazam! is your box office champion. Warner Bros. and New Line’s adaptation of the classic DC hero brought in $25 million for its second weekend. That’s a 53% drop from its opening weekend gross of $53 million. All told, Shazam! has made $94.5 million domestically. It will cross $100 million before the end of this week.
However, the Hellboy reboot wasn’t as fortunate. It came in behind Little ($15.5 million) with a $12 million opening weekend, which gave Hellboy the number 3 slot. Hellboy opened with less than either of the Guillermo del Toro films made during their opening weekends. It also came in well below its $20 million projected opening. These aren’t the kind of numbers that generate sequels, so it may be quite a while before Hellboy gets another chance at cinematic redemption.
Pet Sematary ($10 million) and Dumbo ($9.1 million) took #4 and #5, respectively. Captain Marvel held on to the #6 slot with $8.6 million, which brings its total to $386 million. Captain Marvel‘s road to $400 million may be rocky, and Wonder Woman‘s solo superheroine domestic record appears to be safe at $412 million.
Looking ahead to next weekend, Shazam! will likely fall to number 2 when The Curse of La Llorona arrives. The James Wan produced horror film is the last major release before Avengers: Endgame. When Endgame arrives, box office records may fall. But the rest of the films currently out could be severely impacted by Endgame‘s wake.
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