Shazam! Fury of the Gods limps into first place
It was a rough weekend at the box office. Shazam! Fury of the Gods took first place with $30.5 million, far short of the debut of the original film. It also grossed $35 million internationally for a weekend total of $65.5 million. Shazam! debuted in 2019 with $53.5 million and went on to gross $366.1 million worldwide. The sequel received poor reviews from critics but the audience has enjoyed it. But the 52% critic score and 88% audience is a bit mixed to the originals 90% critic score and 82% audience on RottenTomatoes.
Scream VI tumbled in its second week dropping 60.6%. It grossed $17.5 million to bring its domestic total to $76 million. Internationally, it added about $14 million over the week to bring that to $40 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $116 million in two weeks.
Creed III came in third with $15.4 million to bring its domestic total to $127.7 million. Over the week, it grossed $18.6 million to bring that to $96.6 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $224.3 million after three weeks.
65 slipped to fourth with $5.8 million to bring its domestic total to $22.4 million. Over the week, it grossed $7.9 million internationally to bring that to $16.4 million. The film has grossed $38.8 million over two weeks.
Rounding out the top five was Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania which grossed $4.1 million to bring its domestic total to $205.8 million. Internationally, the movie grossed $7.2 million over the week to bring that to $256.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $462.6 million.
In comic film news…
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village looks like it still has earned $10.1 million domestically. Internationally, the film has grossed a little over $7.4 million to bring that to $38.6 million and $48.7 million worldwide.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond looks like it didn’t make any gains and the domestic total is steady at $1.6 million. Internationally, it looks like it gained a little and is now a little over $10 million. The worldwide total is a bit over $11.6 million.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever looks like it held steady at $453.8 million domestically. Internationally, the film added about $50,000 over the week to bring that to just under $405 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed over $858.8 million.
The week’s overall box office success…
Numbers have 26 films earning $90,344,451 from 32,753 theaters. That’s a dip from last weekend’s $117,266,512 from 35,638 theaters and 62 films. The average earning was $2,758.36 this past weekend, a drop from the previous weekend’s $3,290.49.