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News movies & tv series 08 April 2019, 15:31

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Shazam! With Great Box Office Opening

The latest film adaptation of the comic book from DC titled Shazam! is doing extremely well in American theaters. The film took over the first place in the latest Box Office US ranking, ahead of Pet Sematary and Dumbo.

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DC has another success on its account.

According to Box Office Mojo, Shazam! generated 53.4 million dollars during the opening weekend in the United States. This result gave the movie the first place in the Box Office US chart. Worldwide, the movie's revenue has already exceeded 158 million dollars. These numbers may not seem impressive when we compare them to the results achieved by other installments of DC comics such as Aquaman or Wonder Woman, but keep in mind that both of these films had much bigger budgets than Shazam! According to the Variety, the latter cost 80 million dollars (about twice as much as Aquaman).

The production receives quite favorable reviews pretty much across the board. On Rotten Tomatoes, 92% of critics and 90% of viewers say they liked Shazam! We can safely assume that the positive feedback will attract even more people to theatres and the movie will remain high in the ranking for a few more weeks.

The second place in the list of the Box Office US was taken by another screening - Pet Sematary, an adaptation of Stephen King's book from 1983. The film generated 25 million dollars in American cinemas during the first weekend. Of all the mobies based on King's novels, only IT achieved a better result (with 123.4 million dollars).

The top three is concluded with Dumbo, which recorded a 60% decrease compared to the previous week.

Place

Previous

Title

Weekend income (in dollars)

Total revenue in the USA (dollars)

Total revenue in the world (in dollars)

1.

New

Shazam!

53.4 million

56.7 million

158.7 million

2.

New

Pet Sematary

25 million

25 million

42.3 million

3.

1.

Dumbo

18.2 million

76.2 million

213,7 million

4.

2.

Us

13.8 million

152.3 million

216.5 million

5.

3.

Captain Marvel

12.6 million

374.1 million

1.03 billion

6.

New

The Best of Enemies

4.5 million

4.5 million

-

7.

5.

Five Feet Apart

3,7 million

41.5 million

62.5 million

8.

4.

Unplanned

3,2 million

12.4 million

-

9.

6.

Wonder Park

2 million

41.9 million

59.9 million

10.

7.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

1.9 million

156.6 million

508 million

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