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.
Shazam! won the weekend debuting with a higher than expected earning of $53.5 million domestically. Leading up to the film’s release expectations pegged the film at $40 million. The use of early release events, which net the film $3 million, and early preview screenings created a positive word of mouth that helped boost the film.
The film is well received with an “A” CinemaScore and 92% from critics and 90% from the audience on RottenTomatoes. The audience was 57% male and 55% aged 25 or older.
Internationally, the film earned $102 million from 79 markets. It opens in Japan on April 19. Worldwide the film has earned $158.8 million so far. With a budget of just $100 million, the film is in a nice place going forward.
The movie has two weeks to really bring in the word of mouth dollars as Avengers: Endgame then opens. It’s possible the film will receive a slight boost from that as people want to see “comic” films and Endgame will be sold out, but more likely just Captain Marvel will see a boost.
I second place was the remake for Pet Sematary which earned an estimated $25 million. That’s about expectations. Internationally the film earned $17.3 million from 46 markets. The film has received fairly negative reviews with a “C+” CinemaScore. The audience was 52% female and 58% was aged 25 and older.
Dumbo dropped to third place in its second week earning an estimated $18.2 million, a 60.4% drop. Internationally the film earned an estimated $39.6 million from 55 markets and a worldwide earning of just short of $214 million so far.
Us dropped to fourth place with an estimated $13.8 million domestically and $10.3 million internationally. The film has earned an amazing $216.6 million worldwide so far off of a $20 million budget.
Rounding out the top five was Captain Marvel which earned an estimated $12.7 million to bring its domestic total to $374.1 million after five weeks. It also added $14.1 million internationally to bring its worldwide total to $1.037 billion moving the film into the top 30 films of all-time.
In other comic films….
Alita: Battle Angel dropped from #15 to #20 adding $170,000 to its domestic total and bringing it to $85.3 million after eight weeks.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year and last year’s comic adaptations.
Take a journey aboard the star-ship Nostromo but it might not end well. Celebrate 40 years of a sci-fi horror classic with a Pop! keychain Xenomorph that will strike terror into the hearts of anyone who sees it.
Warrant Officer Ripley with a tracker and Xenomorph make a potentially violent pair as a Vynl. duo.
Pop! Warrant Officer Ripley is ready for action in her spacesuit and Pop! Xenomorph is ready to inflict terror and damage.
Metallic Xenomorph Pop! is available as a Funko select specialty series.
Pop! Ripley holding the adorable Jonesy is available as a Funko web exclusive
POP! MOVIES – BEVERLY HILLS COP
The 1984 action comedy film Beverly Hills Cop is getting the Pop! treatment. Bring home Pop! police detective Axel wearing a low-key outfit or Axel holding a pair of bananas.
VYNL. UP IN SMOKE – CHEECH & CHONG
“I been smoking since I was born, man, I can smoke anything, man. You know like I smoke that Michoacán, and Acapulco Gold, man. I even smoke that tied stick, you know?”
Celebrate Cheech and Chong’s legendary and iconic first feature-length film, which debuted 40 years ago. Pedro De Pacas and Anthony “Man” Stoner might not be upstanding members of society by most standards, but they are entertaining and the Vynl. duo is an undeniable statement piece for any collection.
POP! MOVIES – PRETTY WOMAN
POP! MOVIES – CADDYSHACK
Celebrate the 1980 comedy classic Caddyshack by bringing home your favorite characters including Pop! Carl Spackler, Pop! Gopher, Pop! Judge Elihu Smails, Pop! Ty Webb with a chase and Pop! Al Czervik.
Find Judge Smalls with Hat exclusively at FYE.
Indulge your sweet tooth and ‘90s movies fandom with Caddyshack-themed Pop! PEZ. Bring home Pop! PEZ Carl Spackler and the Gopher he just can’t seem to catch.
POP! MOVIES – JAWS
Whatever you do, don’t go in the water! Celebrate the 1975 classic film that continues to terrify beachgoers 44 years later with Pop! Chief Brody, Pop! consulting oceanographer Matt Hooper, Pop! shark hunter Quint, 6″ Pop! Jaws and 6″ Pop! Jaws with a diving tank in his mouth.
POP! MOVIES – FORREST GUMP
“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
Twenty-five years ago the world fell in love with an Alabama man who became an all-American running back, received a Medal of Honor for heroism in war and became a world-renowned ping pong celebrity. Bring home Pop! Forrest Gump carrying his iconic box of chocolates and Pop! Forrest Gump wearing his ping pong outfit.
POP! & BUDDY AND POP! MOVIES – MEN IN BLACK
“Here come the Men in Black, they won’t let you remember!”
Join Agent J and Agent K on an extraterrestrial adventure the likes of which you might forget if the agents happen to be packing memory-erasing neuralyzers. Agent J and Frank the smart-talking pug-alien make an adorable Pop! and Buddy while Agent K and Neeble the coffee-addicted worm make for a more cynical Pop! and Buddy.
Edgar the Bug makes a memorable Pop! but you might want to keep him away from farmers given his history of eating them.
Pop! Agent J is available as a Funko web exclusive.
POP! MOVIES – SUPER TROOPERS
Go on a wild ride with Pop! trooper Carl Foster and Pop! rookie trooper Robbie “Rabbit” Roto of Super Troopers. Their detective and policing skills might be questionable, but there’s no denying that they make entertaining characters.
POP! MOVIES – GHOSTBUSTERS
“Who you gonna call? …Ghostbusters!”
Celebrate an unlikely tale of hard-on-their-luck-scientists-turned-ghostbusters with a Pop! Keychain Slimer and Pop! Keychain Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Who needs good guys when the bad guys are so adorable?
Indulge your sweet tooth with a Pop! Pez Slimer, Pop! Pez Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Pop! PEZ Dr. Peter Venkman, Pop! PEZ Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz, Pop! PEZ Winston Zeddermore and Pop! PEZ Dr. Eegon Spengler.
Pop! PEZ Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Angry) and Slimer Glow available at Walmart.
5 Star Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz, Winston Zeddemore and Dr. Egon Spengler are armed with their ghostbusting suits, proton packs and ghost trap.
If you’re looking for a cuddle, SuperCute Plush Slimer and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man would make adorable companions.
Bring some color and slime to your writing implements with two Slimer pen toppers and two Stay Puft Marshmallow Man pen toppers.
The entire Ghostbusters gang is present in Mystery Mini form including Dr. Peter Venkman with a proton pack, Dr. Egon Spengler with a proton pack, Dr. Ray Stantz with a proton pack, Winston Zeddemore with a proton pack, Dr. Egon Spengler covered in marshmallow, Dr. Ray Stantz covered in marshmallow, Zuul the Gatekeeper of Gozer, Louis Tully as Vinz Clortho, Gozer the Gozerian, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Slimer and the librarian ghost.
Find Translucent Slimer, Burnt Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Terror Dog as Funko Specialty Series.
Find Stay Puft Glow Fire Marshmallow Man, Scary Library Ghost and Slimer Eating Hot Dogs as GameStop Exclusives.
Dr. Peter Venkman and Dr. Egon Spengler struggle with a resisting Slimer in an epic Pop! Movie Moment.
Bring home the fire station where the ghostbusters plotted against their otherworldly enemies as a Pop! Town building and Peter Venkman Pop! figure.
Bring home Pop! Slimer chowing down hot dogs, Pop! Scary Library Ghost, Pop! Dr. Peter Venkman, Pop! Dr. Raymond Stantz, Pop! Winston Zeddemore and Pop! Dr. Egon Spengler.
Find Translucent Pop! Slimer chowing down hot dogs only at Walmart.
Find 10 inch Super Sized Pop! Stay Puft Mashmallow Man only at Game Stop.
POP! MOVIES – SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2
What do your beloved canine, feline and leporine companions do while you’re away at work? The Secret Life of Pets 2 attempts to answer the question but if you bring home Pop! Max wearing a cone of shame and Pop! Snowball wearing a superhero suit they might have some additional answers.
These Pop! Keychains featuring Snowball and Max are only available at Walmart.
POP! MOVIES – HELLBOY
The world’s favorite half-demon is back, fighting the forces of evil on behalf of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.). With his new gun in his hand and a threatening grimace for evil-doers, this Pop! Hellboy will elevate your collection’s tough factor exponentially.
Hellboy comes to theaters 4/12/2019.
POP! & BUDDY – PET SEMATARY
Thirty years after the release of the horror film, you can bring home an undead Gage Creed and less than friendly undead Church. The Pop! & Buddy duo might terrify most people and there’s a possibility they’ll go on a murderous rampage but that’s the price you pay for loving horror.
VYNL. SUICIDE SQUAD – THE JOKER AND HARLEY QUINN
Few Super-Villains can match The Joker and Harley Quinn for style and ability to intimidate. Bring home two of the Suicide Squad’s most infamous members as a Vynl. duo. The Joker’s green hair and menacing expression are a contrast to Harley Quinn’s nonchalant pose.