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SHAZAM! takes top spot again with $25M second weekend



Warner Bros. and partners New Line have plenty to celebrate this morning as Shazam! remains top of the worldwide box office.

In its second weekend at the domestic box office the movie held off competition from Hellboy to remain at number 1 with around $25.1M. That’s a drop of -53% which is in line with other comic book movies opening in the $50-60M range.

It’s domestic total is now just shy of $95M and will cross $100M by midweek.

The Zach Levi feature also remains number one at the international box office following a $35.9M haul. That was just enough to keep the movie number one at the worldwide box office.

It’s international total now sits at $163.9M and its global tally has reached $258.8M.

Thanks, as always, to BoxOfficeMojo for the figures.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

Shazam! also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (“IT”) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (“Annabelle: Creation”); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (TV’s “This is Us”); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (TV’s “Hawaii Five-O”). Cooper Andrews (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Marta Milans (TV’s “Killer Women”) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Djimon Hounsou (“This is Us”) as the Wizard.

Christopher Godsick, Jeffrey Chernov, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are serving as executive producers.

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