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Shazam! Fury Of The Gods Disappoints With $30.5 Million Box Office Debut

Shazam! Fury of the Gods disappoints this weekend. "Shazam! Fury of the Gods" opened at No. 1 in North America, but with a disappointing $30.5 million from 4,071 theaters, the Warner Bros. and DC Comics sequel didn't meet expectations.

Author:Alex Mercer
Reviewer:Nathanial Blackwood
Mar 21, 2023
Shazam! Fury of the Gods disappointsthis weekend. "Shazam! Fury of the Gods" opened at No. 1 in North America, but with a disappointing $30.5 million from 4,071 theaters, the Warner Bros. and DC Comics sequel didn't meet expectations.
Even though there were some good things said about Shazam! At the end of last week, predictions still said that Fury of the Gods would make between $85 million and $90 million. However, that has not happened.

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods Disappoints At The Box Office

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This week, Shazam! Fury of the Gods was just cranky at the box office. It opened with $30.5 million in the United States. It did even worse when it came out in other countries. DC movies made less than $210 per theater in China. The movie didn't do as well as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania, which had the biggest drop-off in its second week in MCU history.
Box-office watchers are now asking this: Are people over comic-book movies? Are we finally at the end of the sequelitis process? The first question hasn't been answered yet, but the second is completely shot down by the rest of this week's top three movies.
Creed III, which is expected to soon pass $150 million, is in second place with $17.5 million in its second week. It could be the Roman numbers. When John Wick: Chapter 4 comes out next weekend, all of these movies are likely to get pushed to the back of the line.
The Warner Bros. and DC Comics sequel "Shazam! Fury of the Gods" opened at No. 1 in North America, but the $30.5 million it made in its first week from 4,071 theaters was less than what was expected. Before the weekend, the movie was expected to make $35 million to $40 million, which wasn't that great since it cost more than $110 million to make and another $100 million to market.
It's a big drop from "Shazam," the first comic book movie starring Zachary Levi's quirky hero, which opened to $53.5 million and made $140 million in the U.S. and $366 million worldwide. It's also one of the worst starts in the DC Cinematic Universe, even worse than "Wonder Woman 1984" ($16.7 million) and "The Suicide Squad" ($26 million), which both opened on HBO Max at the same time during the pandemic.
Shazam's first appearance outside the U.S. also didn't do well at the box office. It only made $35 million from 77 markets. This number is much lower than the $158.6 million that the first Shazam! movie made during its worldwide release in 2019.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods was directed by David F. Sandberg. It was written by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan. Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Meagan Good, D.J. Cotrona, Grace Caroline Currey, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Millans, Cooper Andrews, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Zegler, Lucy Liu, and Helen Mirren are all in the movie.


Shazam! Fury of the Gods just came out, and the box office reacted with a loud thud. The first weekend of Shazam! Fury of the Gods disappoints with $30 million. This is the worst opening of any DC movie that was only shown in theaters. Only Wonder Woman 1984 and The Suicide Squad did worse, but both of those movies came out simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its worst.
Overall, audiences liked the sequel a little bit more, giving it a B+ CinemaScore. The movie did better with younger audiences. It is said that "Shazam! Fury of the Gods" cost $125 million to make, and that doesn't include money spent on marketing and advertising. It made a total of $65.5 million from 77 overseas markets, including China, where it made $35 million.
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