With ticket sales on the first weekend an estimated $ 53.4 million in North America, "Shazam!"from Warner bros. He showed that fans can enjoy a lighter turn in the often dark stories of superheroes, according to the specialized company Exhibitor Relations.
Zachary Levi: "I've always dreamed of being a superhero"
There is a DC Comics superhero who can fly, lift buildings and teleport, but inside is a 14-year-old teenager. That is Shazam, whose film will premiere on Thursday. Publinews spoke with his lead actor, the American Zachary Levi, about his experience in this exciting adventure.
The family film puts the youth in the lead Asher angel as Billy Baston, an unhappy adopted child that transforms into a muscular and cunning adult superhero (Zachary Levi) when someone speaks a secret word.
Both the film's critics and the audience's reactions are very positive, according to "Hollywood Reporter."
His collection in the United States for the three-day weekend did not have a bad performance compared to the 80 million dollars that Warner and New Line invested to make the film, especially given the sales abroad of 102 million to date.
Another premiere, the horror movie "Animal Cemetery," a remake of the 1989 movie based on a Stephen King book, had a solid ticket sale of $ 25 million, 4 million more than Paramount spent to produce it, Variety reported.
Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow play a leading role in the story of a spooky graveyard deep in the forests of Maine, near the new home of a family.
In third place was the box office leader last weekend, "Dumbo" from Disney, with $ 18.2 million, 60% less than in its premiere. Tim Burton & # 39; s new version of the original 1941 film tells the story of a small elephant with huge ears and a strong desire to reunite with his mother.
Fourth place, with $ 13.8 million, was for the Universal movie "Us", by writer and director Jordan Peele. The stars Lupita Nyong & Winston Duke as a couple who must see their evil double.
And fifth place was for Disney & # 39; s "Captain Marvel", which received $ 12.7 million. Oscar winner Brie Larson plays a super powerful superfighter.
The list with the 10 films is supplemented with:
- "The Best of Enemies" ($ 4.5 million)
- "Two meters from you" (3.7 million dollars)
- "Not planned" ($ 3.2 million)
- "Wonder Park" (2 million dollars)
- "How to train your dragon 3" (2 million dollars).