"Shazam!" Continues the DCEU Box Office Turnaround

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Published on April 8, 2019 - Duration: 03:14s

"Shazam!" Continues the DCEU Box Office Turnaround

With "Wonder Woman," "Aquaman" and "Shazam!" — DC Studios has released three popular and critically acclaimed superhero flicks in two years.

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"Shazam!" Continues the DCEU Box Office Turnaround

Taking the No.

1 spot this week, and beating box office expectations along the way, is "Shazam!" bringing in an  estimated $53 million  in its first week out.  Technically, that is the  smallest box office debut  the DC extended universe franchise has had but "Shazam!" is actually in much better shape financially than most of its predecessors.  While other DC films like "Justice League" and  "Batman v.

Superman"  cost upwards of $250 million to produce, "Shazam!" had a  $90 million budget.

  Not to mention, reviews for "Shazam!" have been stellar so far.

The light-hearted superhero flick currently  sits at 91%  on the tomatometer.  While Marvel is still king of the comic genre, DC Studios has quietly released three popular and critically acclaimed superhero flicks in the  past two years.

  We'll have to wait and see if Joaquin  Phoenix's turn  as the 'Clown Prince of Crime' manages to keep the streak alive.  Taking the No.

2 spot this week is "Pet Sematary" bringing in an  estimated $25 million  in its first weekend out.

This adaptation of the 1983 novel, is the  second-highest  opening weekend for a Stephen King story on the silver screen.  Pet Semetary's debut is  $100 million  behind the 2017 breakout hit "It" which went on to gross more than $700 million worldwide.  But "Pet Sematary" isn't enjoying the same  critical success  that "It" had.

While the rotten tomatoes score is still solid, moviegoers  seem unimpressed .

Most analysts expect ticket sales to take a major drop next weekend.

And finally at No.

3 this week is "Dumbo" bringing in an  estimated $18 million  in its second weekend out.  As for next week, Issa Rae continues her transition to  the silver screen.

  

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