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The Curse of La Llorona Tops the Weekend Box Office as Shazam! Drops to Second

The Curse of La Llorona

It was a horror mood for Easter weekend as The Curse of La Llorona beat expectations and topped the box office.The film earned an estimated $26.5 million domestically. The film received a “B-” CinemaScore from the audience which was 51% male and 60% of the crowd aged 25 or older. It received just a 32% by critics on RottenTomatoes and 41 on Metacritic.

Internationally, the film launched in 71 markets with an estimated $30 million for a $56.5 million worldwide launch. That’s impressive since the film had a budget of just $9 million and it has yet to open in the UK or Japan.

Shazam! dropped to second place after three weeks earning an estimated $17.3 million to bring its domestic total to $121.3 million. Internationally the film earned $22 million to bring its international earning to $201.5 million for a worldwide total of $322.8 million.

In third place was the faith-based film Breakthrough which earned an estimated $11.1 million over three days and $14.6 million over five days. The film also received an “A” CinemaScore and the audience was 65% was female and 70% were aged 25 and older. Internationally, the film is in its second weekend in 20 markets where it earned an estimated $2.8 million for an international total of $5.9 million.

In fourth place was Captain Marvel which saw an increase despite losing locations. It moved up from sixth place last weekend. It’s no doubt seeing a boost due to Avengers: Endgame which opens this week. The film earned an estimated $9.1 million to bring its domestic earning to $400 million. The film also added $6.5 million overseas to bring that total to $689.5 million for a worldwide total of $1.090 billion.

In fifth place was Little which dropped from second place earning an estimated $8.5 million to bring its domestic total to $29.4 million. Internationally, the film added $1.4 million to its total which is now $4.8 million.

In other comic films….

Hellboy dropped 67.8% from third place last weekend to #10. It earned $3.9 million to bring its domestic total to $19.7 million. With a budget of $50 million, the film is an absolute failure and needs a miracle to turn things around.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into 2018 and 2019’s comic film adaptations.

Shazam! Repeats in First Place while Hellboy Sees Doom

Shazam!

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.