Shazam! Repeats in First Place while Hellboy Sees Doom
It was a repeat at the top of the box office this past weekend as Shazam! came in first place for the second weekend in a row. The film dropped 53% bringing in an estimated $25.1 million to bring its domestic total to $94.9 million. The film also earned $35.9 million internationally to bring that number to $163.9 million for a worldwide total of $258.8 million.
In second place was Little which debuted with an estimated $15.5 million. Internationally the film opened in 11 markets with $1.9 million. Domestically, the film received a “B+” CinemaScore with a crowd that was 65% female and 56% aged 25 or older. The crowd was also 43% African American.
In third place was Hellboy which struggled in its debut with just $12 million. It was anticipated the film would earn $17-20 million. Negative reviews did not help. The audience was 56% male and 64% aged 25 or older. From the opening crowd the film earned a “C” CinemaScore.
In forth place was Pet Sematary which dropped 59% in its second week. The film earned an estimated $10 million to bring its domestic total to $41.1 million. Internationally, the film added $12.6 million to bring its international total to $35.7 million for a worldwide total of $76.8 million.
Dumbo rounded up the top five with an estimated $9.18 million to bring its domestic total to $90 million. It also added $22 million internationally to bring that total to $177 million and a global total of $267 million.
When it comes to other comic films….
Captain Marvel slipped one spot to come in at #6 with an estimated $8.6 million to bring its domestic total to $386.5 million.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into the comic releases of 2018 and 2019.