Director David F. Sandberg, Warner Bros., and DC Entertainment’s Shazam! film starring Zachary Levi and Asher Angel electrified box offices with its Fandango early screening on Saturday March 23rd.

Deadline reports the film brought in $3.3 million which did better than DreamWorks’ Fandango early screening of How to Train Your Dragon 3, which brought in $2.6 million, Aquaman which made $2.9 million, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle which brought in $1.8 million and Hotel Transylvania 3 which brought in $1.3 million.

If Deadline’s reporting of the numbers are accurate, the one day haul for Shazam! placed it at the 7th highest grossing film for the weekend. Not only did Deadline indicate Shazam! brought in over $3.3 million, but they also note that movie was successful “throughout the entire North American footprint in large, medium and small markets and theaters.” It wasn’t isolated to just certain areas.

Not only did Shazam! have a very good haul for the Fandango early showing, but it’s getting critical praise as well. The film currently sits at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and 76 on Metacritic.

The movie has also generated quite a lot of positive buzz on social media with many praising the film.

I personally loved the movie as well after seeing it on Saturday. It’s the best DCEU movie to date. You can read my full review here.

Box Office Pro predicted back in February that Shazam! will bring in between $40 million and $60 million on opening weekend. Deadline estimates it will bring in $45 million on its opening weekend.

Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Glazer announced that tickets for Shazam! went on sale yesterday.

Shazam! officially hits theaters on April 5, 2019.

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