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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Box-Office: SHAZAM! Tops Second Weekend as HELLBOY Disappoints

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Warner Bros' superhero flick "Shazam!" held the spot for its second weekend against four new wide releases, most of which underperformed. The fantasy comedy "Little" and the teen romance "After" performed well at the box-office, while "Missing Link" and "Hellboy" missed the mark.

Find out more about the weekend box-office after the jump.






"Shazam!" is once again the weekend's #1 film with $25.1 million, which brings its domestic total to $94.9 million after 10 days. The second weekend drop was a normal 53%. Overseas the film is also leading in most markest, bringing in $35.9 million this weekend for a total of $163.9 million.

In second place we find the "Big"-in-reverse comedy "Little", which opened with $15.4 million from 2,667 theaters. That's a pretty solid performance. Also, the film only cost $20 million to produce, which it should have no problem recouping next week. The comedy received mixed reviews from critics (49% on Rotten Tomatoes and 49 on Metacritic), while moviegoers mostly liked it ("B+" from CinemaScore).

The highly anticipated superhero reboot "Hellboy" delivered a less than thrilling debut. The R-rated film opened with $12 million from 3,303 theaters, but pundits were expecting a debut closer to $20 million. Reports of a troubled production and the harsh reception from both critics (15% on Rotten Tomatoes and 30 on Metacritic) and audiences ("C" grade from CinemaScore's polls), all contributed to a subpar opening.

The horror film "Pet Sematary" fell to #4 after a steep 59% drop. The film grossed $10 million over the weekend and its domestic tally has reached $41.1 million after 10 days. Overseas the film has grossed a total of $35.7 million.

The Top 5 is rounded out by Disney's live-action remake "Dumbo" with $9.1 million. The film has grossed a total of $89.9 million domestically and another $177 million overseas, against a $170 million budget.

Another newcomer, the teen romance "After" opened in eighth place with $6.2 million from 2,138 theaters, which is slightly better than expected. The film only cost $14 million to produce. The critical reception was generally negative (13% on Rotten Tomatoes and 30 on Metacritic), but audiences were more forgiving ("B" from CinemaScore).

The last of the new wide releases is Laika's animated film "Missing Link" which opened in ninth place with a very weak $5.8 million from 3,413 theaters, making this the worst debut in the studio's history. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics (89% on Rotten Tomatoes and 68 on Metacritic) and a pretty warm reception from moviegoers ("B+" CinemaScore grade).






New Wide Releases: "Hellboy", "After", "Missing Link", "Little".

Biggest Drop : "Pet Sematary" (-59%)

Smallest Drop : "Captain Marvel" (-30.6%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Shazam! $25.1M $94.9M $126.3M $100M
2 Little $15.4M $15.4M $1.9M $20M
3 Hellboy (2019) $12M $12M N/A $50M
4 Pet Sematary $10M $41.1M $35.7M $21M
5 Dumbo $9.1M $89.9M $177M $170M
6 Captain Marvel $8.6M $386.5M $678M $170M
7 Us $6.9M $163.4M $72.5M $20M
8 After $6.2M $6.2M N/A $14M
9 Missing Link $5.8M $5.8M N/A N/A
10 The Best of Enemies $2M $8.1M N/A $10M






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