Shazam! Wrath of the Gods is the sequel to Shazam! Starring Zachary Levi. The film was released in 2019 and grossed $53.5 million at the start. As a result, the box office in the country amounted to $ 140 million, the world box office – 366.
Whether the sequel will pay off is a big question. $100 million was invested in the production of the film, the same amount went to promotion.
The post notes that there have been worse beginnings in the DC Universe. For example, “Wonder Woman 1984” received $ 16.7 million in the first weekend, “Suicide Squad” – 26. But journalists consider it incorrect to compare “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” with these tapes, since they came out in the middle . of a pandemic, when covid restrictions were in place in theaters. Also, both movies were released immediately on HBO.
According to Sean Robbins, Principal Analyst at BoxOffice Pro, the low box office is because movies based on comics can no longer engage audiences on their own. If before almost any film adaptation collected full rooms in theaters, now people are tired. Therefore, Black Adam received modest fees, critics were disappointed in the third film about Ant-Man. An important factor influencing the modest situation with fees, the expert called the reboot of the DC universe.
However, according to the analyst, the superhero agenda will once again dominate the summer box office due to the release of the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the third Guardians of the Galaxy.