And shows one of the worst starts of the DC Universe.
Collections of the film “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” on the first weekend in the US market is expected to reach $30 million. This figure is almost twice as low as the result of the first film, which collected $ 53.5 million.
On Friday and Thursday previews, Shazam 2 earned $11.7 million. For comparison, the first Shazam grossed $20.3 million over the same period. Typically, Deadline notes, superhero movie sequels gross more than their first installments.
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According to THR’s calculations, Shazam 2 is off to one of the worst openings of any DC Universe movie, including a movie released during the pandemic.
According to Deadline, in the US, Shazam 2 has fallen in popularity among viewers aged 18-34, and men over 25 rate the film worse than the first part. The film’s ratings from critics are also lower than those of the first Shazam.
Some critics believe that Shazam 2 was made purely for financial reasons: the first film, on a budget of $100 million (not counting advertising budget), made a net profit of $75 million. A second film with a budget of $125 million will clearly have a harder time recouping the costs.
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