New Line Cinema’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods is monitoring for a low-key home debut of $35 million to $40 million, based on first projections.
The film got here on monitoring Thursday. Among the many companies suggesting $35 million is NRG, Hollywood’s main analysis agency, based on these with entry to the info. Hollywood studios and monitoring corporations are usually conservative of their estimates, as monitoring has turn into fraught within the pandemic period.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods opens in theaters March 17 and is the second studio superhero pic of 2023 after Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which debuted final weekend in theaters throughout the globe. I
The primary Shazam! starred Zachary Levi and Asher Angel within the lead roles, debuted domestically to $53.5 million in April 2019. It price a reported $100 million to supply, far lower than a typical Hollywood superhero tentpole. The household pleasant film topped out at $366 on the worldwide field workplace, together with $140.5 million domestically and $43.8 million in China (the sequel lately landed a China launch date).
The sequel follows Billy Batson (Angel) and his fellow foster children, who’re nonetheless determining how you can steadiness being youngsters with their superhero alter egos. When the Daughters of Atlas, a vengeful trio of historic gods, arrive on Earth, the children are thrust right into a battle for his or her superpowers, their lives and the destiny of their world. Shazam! 2 stars franchise newcomers Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu and Rachel Zegler, who tackle the roles of goddesses Hespera, Calypso and Antaeus, respectively.
Shazam! 2 additionally the primary of 4 DC movies due out this 12 months that had been made earlier than James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as heads of DC Studios in November and commenced reshaping the upcoming slate. Safran is a producer on Shazam! The sequel is the primary DC pic to hit theaters since Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav put in Gunn and Safran.