‘Shazam! Wrath of the Gods opens with a dismal $30 million – The Hollywood Reporter

DC and New Line Cinemas Shazam! Wrath of the Gods feeling contempt.

The film opened with $11.7 million on Friday, including $3.4 million in preview money, for a weekend premiere expected to be around $30 million.

That would mark one of the worst starts for a major Hollywood superhero movie, as well as one of the worst starts for a title in the DC Cinematic Universe, including the The movie was released during the pandemic. And it’s also behind the first $53.5 million domestic opening Shazam! 2019, not adjusted for inflation.

shout VI remained a major competitor in the second week and could make $18 million. Creed III is still a notable candidate and can earn close to 16 million dollars.

Pre-release follow-up has been suggested Shazam! Wrath of the Gods will open up at least $35 million this weekend. Others believe it has a shot at $40 million.

Shazam 2Rotten Tomatoes’ review score is ho-hum 54 percent. That compares to 90 percent for the 2019 film. The sequel also received a lighter B+ CinemaScore than the first movie’s A.

Families — which played a key role in the first film’s surprise success — remain a challenging experiment for moviegoers during the pandemic.

Wrath of the Gods is the 12th installment in the DC Extended Universe and the first to be released since Warner Bros. Discovery director. David Zaslav exploits James Gunn and Shazam! franchise producer Peter Safran to run DC Studios and design a full overhaul.

Wrath of the Gods It also happens that the futures of DC characters and actors are introduced before Gunn and Safran’s takeover hangs. Superman actor Henry Cavill, for example, will not be returning. Levi addressed his future at Tuesday’s Hollywood premiere, saying hollywood reporter: “I am very satisfied with this movie. … I hope it’s not my last.”

Directed by David F. Sandberg Shazam! Wrath of the Gods from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan.

Shazam 2The antagonist of the ‘Daughters of Atlas, a trio of ancient goddesses who have come to Earth to reclaim the magical powers that the sorcerer Shazam (Djimon Hounsou) took from them. Of course, defeating the villains is up to Billy Batson, aka Shazam (Asher Angel/Zachary Levi), along with his extended family/accomplices of superheroes Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer/ Adam Brody), Eugene (Ian Chen/Ross Butler), Darla (Faithe Herman/Meagan Good), Pedro (Jovan Armand/DJ Cotrona) and Mary (Grace Caroline Currey, plays both the regular and the superhero version of the character. objects with varying hairstyles).

The goddesses Hespera, Kalypso and Anthea are played by Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, in her first feature film since Spielberg’s breakout role in the film. West StoryRachel Zegler, respectively.

Number will be updated on Sunday.


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