The box office of ‘Shazam! The fury of the gods’ lags behind ‘Black Adam’ and is one of the worst DC premieres

The box office of ‘Shazam!  The fury of the gods’ lags behind ‘Black Adam’ and is one of the worst DC premieres

Shazam! The fury of the gods was marked by instability in DC even more intense than usual, with James Gunn y Peter Safran shelving continuity to propose a new phase. On the horizon you can see Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters without it being very clear what will happen to the remnants of the Snyderversoand it is possible that this has just taken its toll on the sequel to ¡Shazam!

The sequel to David F. Sandberg It premiered this Friday, and the collection of the weekend has been very discreet. Forecasts placed it between 35 and 40 million opening dollars in the US, and even if they were very prudent they have been right: The fury of the godsaccording to Varietyhas won 30.5 million of dollars. It implies that he has debuted in the top 1 at the box office, but with a very unflattering amount.

Outside the US, things have not gone any better, raising 35 millions in total while in countries like Spain it did not even rise to the top of the box office: here it has had to settle for second place, without being able to dethrone Mari(two). The film has cost Warner Bros. 110 millionapart from the 100 that has been left in marketing. From the outset it seems difficult that it will recover that investment.

Entering the comparisons, the sequel to ¡Shazam! It is one of DC’s weakest releases. Outperforms Wonder Woman 1984 with its 16 million already The Suicide Squad with 26, but in that case we were talking about pandemic circumstances. Leaving the pandemic aside, The fury of the gods has stayed away from the opening of Black Adamprevious DC film with Dwayne Johnson what did he get 67 million of dollars.

The question is that Black Adam It’s also not considered a success (Johnson, in fact, tried to falsify the figures in the media to make believe that it was), and Warner has ruled out giving it a sequel. As surely happens with Shazam 2having the precedent that the ¡Shazam! original, moderately successful, earned 53 million on its first weekend.

The movie starring Zachary Levi It has been released in 4,071 theaters and is in danger of being the last solo adventure of this superhero, redoubling the purpose of DC Studios to leave this stage behind. Meanwhile the competition, represented by the recent Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniaearned 106 million dollars with the movie Paul Rudd. Also on that side it is a defeat.

The news of the poor collection has already reached the ears of Sandberg, who via Reddit He has reacted with his usual sense of humor: “Don’t worry, it’s not a surprise. I saw where this was going a while ago, and I’m going to be fine. They paid me all the money in advance”.

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