Box Office predictions for Warner Bros.’ Shazam! are in.
Our source provided us another email indicating that Warner Bros. expects Shazam! to have an opening weekend gross of $45 million and will bring in $150 million overall at the domestic box office. They compared the film to Sony’s recent release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Not only did we get box office expectations, but there will also be early screenings for Shazam! on Thursday, April 5th at 4 p.m.
The expectations are in line with Box Office Pro’s prediction from February which indicated the film could bring in between $40 and $60 million on opening weekend. Deadline indicated the film would bring in $45 million on opening weekend.
However, it’s possible the movie might do a little better than just $45 million on opening weekend. The film recently had advanced screenings courtesy of Fandango and Deadline indicated the single day haul was over $3.3 million, outperforming Aquaman, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, How to Train Your Dragon 3, and Transylvania 3’s advanced screenings.
Aquaman would open to over $67 million and earn over $334 million at the domestic box office. Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opened at $36 million, but would go on to earn over $404 million at the domestic box office.
Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which the film is being compared to, would open up with $35 million and go on to earn over $189 million at the domestic box office.
Not only did Shazam! have an excellent advanced preview day, but the film is being well-received by critics and fans alike. The film is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 93% Tomatometer score. And fans who have seen the film have nothing but praise for it.
It’s quite possible Shazam! might be a surprise hit!
Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, and Jack Dylan Glazer. The movie hits theaters on April 5th, 2019.
What do you think Shazam! will open to? How much do you think it will earn in total?