Shazam! Puts DC Back at Top of Weekend Box Office

 Shazam!


It appears that all DC needed to stay on track with its slate of superhero films was to just say the word. And just like that, the Zachary-Levin-starred superhero film, Shazam! buried Stephen King's Pet Sematary revisit with a whopping $53 million opening weekend.

Though that number doesn't quite stand up to the other DC Universe films, this one wasn't expected to hit the $100 million mark, neither did it have the gargantuan production budget of those other films. Regardless, Shazam! beat expectations and continues the run of successes for DC films.

Next, the Stephen King remake of Pet Sematary finished in the number two slot with a $24.2 million weekend total, which represent the second highest ever opening for a King films. Both films did significantly better than Disney's Dumbo remake with added another $18 million to its two week total of $76 million.

Rounding out the top were Jordan Peele's horror film Us which hauled in $13.8 million in its third week, while Captain Marvel dropped two slots while adding another $12.6 million to bring its five week total to a whopping $374 million.

Another film making its debut was The Taraji P. Henson / Sam Rockwell true story biography The Best of Enemies which brought in $4.5 million which bested the YA romantic drama Five Feet Apart which came in seventh place with a $3.7 million take.

Dropping four slots this week is the novel adaptation Unplanned which brought in another $3.2 million which was 42.1 million more than the family-friendly animated film Wonder Park.

Finally, rounding out the top ten was How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World which added another $1.9 million to its $156 million seven-week total.

Here are the weekend Box Office Results for April 5 - 7, 2019:

Title Weekend Total Last Week
1. Shazam!
$53,400,000 $56,700,000 N
2. Pet Sematary
$25,000,000 $25,000,000 N
3: Dumbo
$18,200,000 $76,200,000 1
4. Us
$13,800,000 $152,300,000 2
5. Captain Marvel
$12,600,000 $374,100,000 3
6. The Best of Enemies
$4,500,000 $4,500,000 N
7. Five Feet Apart
$3,700,000 $41,500,000 5
8. Unplanned
$3,200,000 $12,400,000 4
9. Wonder Park
$2,000,000 $41,900,000 6
10. How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World
$1,900,000 $156,600,000 7
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