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Shazam! 2 Crashes At The Box Office

Regardless of the mostly positive reviews Shazam! Fury Of The Gods debuted below expectations in its first weekend in theaters, and fell short of the superhero franchise’s first film, though it still premiered at No. 1 at this weekend’s domestic box office.

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods, a sequel to 2019’s Shazam!, grossed $30.5 million at the domestic box office between Friday and Sunday, according to Box Office Mojo, falling below expectations of $35 to $40 million. 

The Warner Bros.-produced movie cost more than $110 million to make, according to Variety.

The first Shazam! had an opening of $53.5 million, and ultimately grossed $140 million domestically and $366 million worldwide.

In my opinion the failure here is not because of the quality of the film but instead because of the mixed messaging from DC. 

With all the recent announcements of the reboot of the DCU, most movie fans are a bit lost where Shazam stands in the DCU. Is he part of the future? Is he part of the past? Even with Wonder Woman’s cameo, there is no excitement. 

If WB is is concerned about this box office failure, wait til the Blue Beetle.