Shazam 2 Bombs at the Box Office Only making $30 Million on Opening Weekend

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Shazam 2 Bombs at the Box Office Only making $30 Million on Opening Weekend

Most films would consider a 30 million-dollar opening weekend a massive success, but superhero films are judged differently. For most studios, these tentpole films cost a lot of money to create and market, in that regard Shazam 2 underperformed in its opening weekend. The film grossed 30.5 million in its opening weekend but cost 110 million to make and another 100 million to market. Given those grim numbers, it seems highly unlikely that Shazam 2 will be a “win” for Warner Brothers.

Given the recent troubles for the DCEU, Shazam 2’s box office disappointment doesn’t bode well for the studio, which is still in flux. While James Gunn will take the DCEU in an entirely new direction in the near future, Shazam was supposed to be a safe bet for the remaining projects yet to be released. The first film opened to over $50 million in its opening weekend and was critically acclaimed earning a 90% Rotten Tomatoes Score and an 82% Audience Score.

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The film’s director David F. Sandberg tweeted a thread on March 20, sharing his experience making Shazam 2 and clued fans into his future with the DCEU. Throughout multiple Tweets, Sandberg expressed disappointment with the film’s critical score and the superhero genre’s online discourse. Sandberg shared, “On Rotten Tomatoes I just got my lowest critic score and my highest audience score on the same film 🤷‍♂️ I wasn’t expecting a repeat of the first movie critically but I was still a little surprised because I think it’s a good film.”

Having expressed his desire to return to horror films, Sandberg stated that he was “grateful that he got to direct two of these (Shazam Films). They’ve been challenging but valuable experiences. Sandberg will return to the horror genre, where he is well known for Annabelle: Creation and two Lights Out films.

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Next up for the DCEU is The Flash releasing June 16, 2023, followed by Blue Beetle on August 18, 2023. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom starring Jason Mamoa, hits theaters on December 25, 2023. Did you have a chance to see Shazam 2: Fury of the Gods? What were your thoughts on the film? Are you worried about the future of the DCEU? Let us know your thoughts in a comment.


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