Shazam has immediately taken the top spot from Dumbo after it’s opening weekend with a solid $53mil. Amazingly enough, it means it’s the weakest opening weekend of a film within the DCEU so far, however it had a much smaller budget than all of those and is based on a virtually unknown character compared to the likes of Batman and Superman.
Shazam’s budget came in the $90mil mark and the money has already been recouped if you take into account the extra $102mil it took worldwide! Not bad right?
Dumbo unfortunately after it’s second week in the cinema has dropped to third after only taking $18mil over the weekend, a 60% drop on last week. Not a great performance from the little elephant! It was also pipped to second by a new entry in the form of Pet Sematary which took a decent $25mil, making it the second-best opening weekend by a film based on a Stephen King novel following It.
The only other new entry this week was The Best of Enemies which came in 6th and took a total of $4.5mil. The figure is quite disappointing, but the film had very low marketing and a $10mil budget, so not sure what it expected.
4th and 5th were being taken up by Us and Captain Marvel respectively, both of which pulled in over $10mil each. Captain Marvel how now officially joined the $1bil club worldwide, although it’s sure to keep moving further up that list over the next couple of weeks.
The last four positions were taken up by entries from last week that have dropped down. In 7th was Five Feet Apart with a $3.7mil intake and in 8th was Unplanned with $3.2mil. Clinging onto 9th is Wonder Park with $2mil and after 7 weeks in the chart, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is still hanging tight after taking $1.98mil this week.
Weekend Box Office Figures
- Shazam – $53m*
- Pet Sematary – $25m*
- Dumbo – $18m
- Us – $13.8m
- Captain Marvel – $12.6m
- The Best of Enemies – $4.5m*
- Five Feet Apart – $3.7m
- Unplanned – $3.2m
- Wonder Park – $2m
- How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World – $1.98m