Things got a little shaken up in the top at the box office this weekend, even though number one remained the same. Shazam! continued to dominate, bringing in another $25 million in its second weekend. That brings its total revenue stateside just shy of $95 million. DC’s latest outing is being embraced by fans and critics alike for its tone and genuinely funny script. So, I’d expect to see the Zachary-Levi-led film on top until Endgame premieres later this month.
In second this week is an updated take on a classic story. Little opened to a respectable $15.4 million. The film has received a mostly mixed response as audiences seem to enjoy it but critics don’t. Obviously inspired by Tom Hanks’ Big, Little will likely make its $20 million budget back by next weekend.
Coming in third is another newcomer, well sort of. Hellboy landed in theaters over the weekend to little fanfare and only $12 million. The reboot no one asked for hasn’t lived up to expectations, commercially or critically. It currently sits at a 15% on Rotten Tomatoes and, with the competition, it’s facing now and the fourth Avengers movie looming large in a couple of weeks; I don’t see how Hellboy could hope to get anywhere near its $50 million budget.
Finally, rounding out the top five are Pet Sematary and Dumbo. In fourth, Pet Sematary added another $10 million to its total. Now up over $40 million, the latest Stephen King adaptation has solidified King’s power at the box office. Then, in fifth, Dumbo continues to disappoint, adding only $9.1 million to its total. It has received some help from overseas (it’s eclipsed $250 million globally) however, the United States seems wholly apathetic to Disney’s most recent live-action release.
Here’s a full look at the top ten movies at the box office from this weekend:
1. Shazam! – $25.1 million, $94.9 million
2. Little – $15.4 million, $15.4 million
3. Hellboy – $12 million, $12 million
4. Pet Sematary – $10 million, $41.1 million
5. Dumbo – $9.1 million, $89.9 million
6. Captain Marvel – $8.6 million, $386.5 million
7. Us – $6.9 million, $163.4 million
8. After – $6.2 million, $6.2 million
9. Missing Link – $5.8 million, $5.8 million
10. The Best of Enemies – $2 million, $5.8 million
Domestic totals in bold.
Box office numbers courtesy of boxofficemojo.com.
Check out last weekend’s box office totals here.