Can Hellboy Stop Shazam’s Reign at the Box Office?
DC recorded another huge success with Shazam last weekend, paving the way for an impressive $ 53 million dollars at the box office. This weekend, the hero wearing Zachary Levi will face fierce competition in the form of Lionsgate Hellboy another comic strip franchise that seeks to get back on track after more than a decade. Missing Link debuts this weekend alongside Universal comedy and the romantic drama of Rowing
. ] Shazam! seeks to win his second weekend with a take of $ 25-30 million. Word of mouth was very strong for this one, which comes from director David F. Sandberg. Warner Bros. feels confident because they have already started working on a script for the future. It is therefore good for them that the film is good week by week Avengers: Endgame arrives later this month to decimate everything in its path.
Meanwhile, Lionsgate has a very different situation occurs with Hellboy in which David Harbor is the main character. This reboot, from director Neil Marshall ( The Descent ), has been very mediocre at the moment with critics, with a 9% approval rating on rotten tomatoes so far. Nevertheless, it is between $ 14 and $ 20 million and should be in second place at the box office. But the backup potential is not very promising and it could mean that this new version of the franchise is already dead in the water.
Related: Gruagach and Baba Yaga go wild when the first Hellboy TV spots arrive ]
Elsewhere, we have Little, who plays Issa Rae, Regina Hall and Marsai Martin in what is more or less a genre catch in Big except that it is an adult who becomes a child. This is between $ 14 million and $ 18 million, and since it does not fit the budget of a major superhero movie, it would be a very good start. Regarding Laika's latest paper, Missing Link features a solid vocal composition including Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, and Zach Galifianakis. The animated version of the bigfoot legend should figure in the top five, since it is between $ 8 and $ 12 million. Until now, critics have greatly appreciated this one, which is currently recording a 89% success rate on rotten tomatoes.
The other new version of this weekend, After, is a film for young adults centered on a student. who craves for the bad boy resident, looking to start with between 3 and 7 million dollars. Elsewhere, the remake Pet Sematary that began last week, is also expected to remain in the top five with about $ 10 million. Be sure to check out our full list of weekend box office forecasts and check back on Sunday for a full list of estimates. These figures were provided by Box Office Mojo.