Shazam! Passes a Major Box Office Milestone

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Shazam! hit a U.S. domestic box office milestone before starting its third weekend of release. The DC superhero movie passed the $100 million mark on Wednesday and headed into the weekend with a second place finish in its sights.

According to Deadline, Shazam! will head into the weekend with $101.3 million following its 13th day of release. While it will fail to finish in first place, the movie will still finish with an additional $16.5 million to move its total closer to $120 million domestically.

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Warner Bros. is surely hoping for some nice days heading into next weekend, since the arrival of Avengers: Endgame is likely to crush all the competition. This is especially true for a fellow superhero movie like Shazam!, since the two have similar fanbases. The fourth Avengers movie is headed toward a $900 million opening weekend worldwide.

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Internationally, Shazam! is sitting at $288 million worldwide. While these numbers are astronomically lower than a movie like Avengers: Endgame, the fact that Shazam! had a $100 million production budget means the DC movie will end up a financial success.

Comparatively, Aquaman passed $100 million in just six days, but it also had the holiday season to inflate its numbers. It ended up breaking $1 billion worldwide but it also didn't have a Marvel blockbuster to compete with either.

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Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam, Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Djimon Hounsou as the ancient wizard Shazam, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick “Freddy” Freeman, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vásquez and Marta Milans as Rosa Vásquez. The film is in theaters now.

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