‘Shazam!’ sequel tops box office on opening weekend but falls short of modest expectations

by Jacob Solomon Mar 19, 2023 News
‘Shazam!’ sequel tops box office on opening weekend but falls short of modest expectations

That's right. The fury of the marketplace was felt in the debut of the film. The New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. movie opened to a disappointing $30.5 million.

The sequel fell short of its modest expectations and earned a place on the very low end of modern DC comics movie launches, between "Birds of Prey" and "Shazam!"

The film was directed by David F. It has a critic score of over fifty percent.

The sequel was given a B+ CinemaScore by the audience. The younger crowd was more favorable.

The head of domestic distribution for Warner Bros. said the movie was lighter than they thought. There is a rolling spring break over the next few weeks and it is targeted towards children. We are hopeful that we can get a lot.

The man is calledShazam! The film cost $125 million to make, not including marketing and promotion costs. It made $65 million from 77 overseas markets, including China.

The DC shop at Warner Bros. has been going through a major recalibration for the past several months, with new bosses in James Gunn and Peter Safran forging a path ahead for the DC Universe that will officially kick off with a new "Superman" in 25 years. There are several holdovers of the old regime, including a new "Aquaman" in December.

DC is going to be reset for the future as part of the company's complete overhaul of the city. The future for us is all that matters.

There is a silver lining in the fact that Warner Bros. and DC have a number one ranking.

The brand is being realigned. It takes some time to change the trajectory of a brand like DC. This is a work in progress and there is more to come.

The second place movie was "Scream IV" in theaters. The horror pic added $17.5 million in its second weekend, bringing its domestic total to $76 million.

The third film in the trilogy, "Creed III," earned an additional $15.4 million in its third weekend. The film has made $127 million in North America. There were two more films in the top five with $5.8 million and $4.1 million.

A 24 added over 1000 screens for an encore run of " Everything Everywhere All At Once", earning an additional $1.2 million. Brendan Fraser won the best actor award for his performance in "The Whale." The film played on 509 screens and made over $150,000.

Audiences are enjoying a variety of content. It is shaping up to be a good month with Creed III and Scream VI getting the best debuts. We might see the same with the fourth John Wick movie.

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