After bringing in over $50 million during its opening weekend, ‘Shazam!” once again topped the box office during its second weekend by bringing in $25.1 million. In total, the movie has made over $220 million worldwide, which is outstanding because it was made for just $90 million.
And even though Shazam has been a small success story, the box office is down overall. Domestic revenue to date is at its lowest level since 2013.
‘Hellboy‘ certainly didn’t help the numbers. The movie took in just $12 million during its opening weekend. That’s a pretty terrible opening.
Hellboy took $50 million to make and will struggle to make even that back. Especially when you consider it has just one more weekend to itself before Avengers: Endgamecausally strolls in.
Hellboy suffered from poor reviews. It has a 15% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 31% on Metacritic. So yeah, the critics didn’t like it, the general audience didn’t like it, and now the studio is paying for it.
But it’s not all bad news for the box office. Even though 2019 is off to a slow start, the best has yet to come. As mentioned above, Avengers: Endgame hits theaters in just two weeks. And then you still have Lion King, Toy Story 4, Frozen 2, Star Wars, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Men in Black, Jumanji 3, and much more.
The box office will bounce back in a big way.[mashshare]