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Shazam! Keeps First Place, Little Tops Hellboy for Second

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Despite four new wide releases opening this weekend, Shazam! (Warner Bros. Pictures) held on to the top spot at the box office with $25.1 million to take its two-week total to $94.9 million. Internationally, the comic book adaptation added $35.9 million this weekend from 79 markets and has now earned $163.9 million, bringing the worldwide total to $258.8 million (with $40.4 million coming from China). Made for $100 million, Shazam! was directed by David F. Sandberg and stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou.

Universal Pictures comedy Little debuted in second place with an estimated $15.5 million from 2,667 theaters, an average of $5,812 per theater. Internationally, the movie grossed $1.9 million this weekend. Receiving a B+ CinemaScore from audiences, Little was made for $20 million, directed by Tina Gordon Chism, and stars Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and Marsai Martin.


Plagued by bad reviews, Lionsgate’s Hellboy opened in third place with just $12 million from 3,303 theaters, an average of $3,638. Made for $50 million, the film received a C CinemaScore. Directed by Neil Marshall, Hellboy stars David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, and Daniel Dae Kim.

Pet Sematary (Paramount Pictures) dropped two spots to fourth with $10 million and has earned $41.1 million after two weeks domestically. Internationally, the horror movie added $12.6 million from 56 markets taking its overseas total to $35.7 million and global total to $76.8 million. Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, Pet Sematary stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Hugo & Lucas Lavoie, and John Lithgow. It was made for $21 million.

Disney’s Dumbo rounded out the top five with $9.2 million and has collected $89.9 million domestically after three weeks. The Tim Burton-directed live-action adaptation added $22 million internationally and has earned $177 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $266.9 million. Made for about $170 million, Dumbo stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Finley Hobbins, and Nico Parker.

In sixth place, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel added $8.6 million in its sixth weekend and has pushed its domestic total to $386.5 million. Internationally, the movie brought in $8 million to take its $678 million overseas. That means Captain Marvel has now grossed $1.064 billion worldwide. The film was directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The cast includes Academy Award winner Brie LarsonSamuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Jordan Peele’s Us (Universal Pictures) brought in $6.9 million in seventh place and is up to $163.5 million in North America. With another $72.5 million earned overseas, the movie has now made $236 million globally. The $20 million film, written, directed and produced by Peele, stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Evan Alex, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, and Noelle Sheldon.

Opening in eighth place was Aviron Pictures romantic drama After, starring Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin. Based on the best-selling novel, the film earned $6.2 million from 2,138 theaters, an average of $2,900. Directed by Jenny Gage, the movie received a B CinemaScore.

LAIKA’s new motion-capture film Missing Link (United Artists Releasing) also opened, but the movie only took in $5.8 million from 3,413 theaters, an average of $1,712. Missing Link, which received a B+ CinemaScore, was written and directed by Chris Butler. The film features the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Timothy Olyphant, David Walliams, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Ching Valdes-Aran, Stephen Fry, and Amrita Acharia.

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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