Shazam Stays Top Of US Box Office Chart While Hellboy Flops

DC’s Shazam retained the No.1 slot on the US box office chart this weekend, in its second week on release. The movie has secured the studio some its best reviews, and audiences have similarly responded by bringing its US total to $94 million to date. Worldwide, the film has made $221 million so far. While it won’t reach the amazing heights of Aquaman, these numbers show that a lesser known DC hero can still bring in impressive box office results.

The weekend’s highest new entry was the comedy Little. The film opened with an estimated $15.4 million, which is a solid opening given the modest $20 million production budget. Less impressive was the debut of the Hellboy reboot. The movie sees Stranger Things star David Harbour take over the title role, but negative reviews and reports of behind-the-scenes problems were followed by an unimpressive estimated weekend debut of $12 million.

The next few films all dropped a few places from last week. The Stephen King adaptation Pet Semetary fell to No.4, with Dumbo, Captain Marvel, and the horror hit Us just below it. The week’s other two entries were at No.8 and No.9. The romantic drama After opened with $6 million, while the animated movie Missing Link finished ninth and could only manage a weekend total of $5.8 million. This is the lowest ever opening for a film from the Laika studio, which previously scored hits with films such as Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings. The period drama The Best of Enemies rounded off the chart, falling four places to No.10.

You can see the full Top 10 list for the April 12-14 US box office below, as compiled by Box Office Mojo.

US Box Office For April 12-14:

  1. Shazam! – $25.1
  2. Little – $15.4
  3. Hellboy – $12.,0
  4. Pet Sematary – $10.0
  5. Dumbo – $9.1
  6. Captain Marvel – $8.6
  7. Us – $6.9
  8. After – $6.,2
  9. Missing Link – $5.8
  10. The Best of Enemies – $2.0

from GameSpot – All Content

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