Register | Login


Friday Report: Warner Bros. and DC’s Shazam! opened to a strong $5.9 million bow from Thursday night’s early shows, setting the stage for a very healthy weekend ahead.





This follows the $3.325 million earnings from Fandango previews on March 23. The studio is currently rolling the latter amount into Thursday night’s haul, making for an overall $9.225 million entry into Friday — all of which is expected to be counted in the weekend haul.





For the most apt comparisons, we’re looking specifically at the $5.9 million gross from last night’s shows to determine likely trajectories for the weekend. That figure registered:





59.5 percent ahead of Glass ($3.7 million)34 percent behind Aquaman ($9 million excluding all pre-opening night sneaks)69 percent ahead of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ($3.5 million)64 percent ahead of Power Rangers ($3.6 million)8 percent behind Ant-Man ($6.4 million)



Internationally, Shazam! has totaled $15.7 million across 53 markets in two days of release. Those figures exclude $16.4 million flash estimates from China’s opening day on Friday, trailing only Aquaman and Batman v Superman among other WB films.





Other Shazam! international opening highlights from the studio include:





Taking advantage of Wednesday’s Isra Minaj public holiday in the market, Indonesia launched to an estimated IDR 15.9b ($1.1m) from 971 screens, dominating at #1 with a 73% share of the Top 5 films and claiming the 3rd Highest Grossing WB Film Opening Day Ever!  These results are also +10% ahead of Ant-Man and more than double Guardians of the Galaxy.  The 2 day cume is now IDR 31.5b ($2.2m).



Russia debuted to an excellent RMB 62m ($946k) on 3,072 screens with a 57% share of the Top 5 films.  These results are tracking on par with Ant-Man, 22% ahead of Wonder Woman and more than double Captain America: The First Avenger.



Also taking the top spot with a 40% share of the Top 5 films, Korea debuted on a non- traditional Wednesday to an estimated Won 759m ($668k) from 1,134 screens.  These results exceeded opening day numbers for First Avenger by +53% and were on par with Thor.  The running cume is now KRW 1.2b ($1.1m).



Australia debuted on Thursday to an estimated A$895k ($636k), including previews, on 507 screens with a 48% share of the Top 5 five films.  These results are tracking 4% ahead of First Avenger.



UAE opened on Thursday to an estimated AED 2.3m ($630k) on 110 screens, dominating the market with over 50% share of the Top 5 films.  Opening day is 46% ahead of Wonder Woman, 69% ahead of Ant-Man and more than double Guardians of the Galaxy.



Brazil opened to an estimated R$ 2.2m ($564k) on 1,509 screens with over 60% share of the Top 5 films.  These opening day results are coming on par with ANT-MAN and 10% over Guardians of the Galaxy.  Including previews, the running cume is now R$ 3.3m ($848k).



France took in an estimated €366k ($411k) on 566 screens on its opening day, ranking #1 into Thursday. The running cume, including previews, is €691k ($777k). 



Taiwan dominated the market with 65% share of the Top 5 films, taking in an estimated NT$11.4m ($371k) on Wednesday from 220 screens.  These results are +60% ahead of Ant-Man and +55% ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy.  Including previews, the 2 day running cume is now NT$40.5m ($1.3m).



Back on the domestic side, Pet Sematary is off to a strong start all its own with $2.3 million earned from shows beginning at 7pm in 2,942 locations last night. The well-reviewed horror remake came in 16 percent ahead of Insidious: The Last Key ($1.98 million) and 28 percent ahead of 2013’s Evil Dead remake ($1.8 million).





Last but not least, The Best of Enemies pulled $265K from 1,440 locations during shows beginning at 7pm. That’s 51 percent ahead of Chappaquiddick, which earned $175K in its Thursday start one year ago.





Follow Boxoffice throughout the weekend for additional updates and weekend estimates.


The post <em>Shazam!</em> Strikes $5.9M Thursday Night Domestically, $15.7M Overseas Bow; <em>Pet Sematary</em> Digs Up $2.3M Start appeared first on Boxoffice.




Loading...

Singapore’s Vertical Farms
Singapore’s Vertical Farms
Desert Lotus Hotel In Inner Mongolia
Desert Lotus Hotel In Inner Mongolia
vulture goes for his prey
vulture goes for his prey
wooden cabins in swiss woods
wooden cabins in swiss woods
Victorian Era Sea Fort Turned Into Luxury Hotel
Victorian Era Sea Fort Turned Into Luxury Hotel
Half Dome, The Granite Peak at Yosemite National Park
Half Dome, The Granite Peak at Yosemite National Park
meteor shower and milky way
meteor shower and milky way
downtown vancouver under blanket of fog
downtown vancouver under blanket of fog