It’s not just local audiences who are turning away Shazam! Wrath of the Gods. The superhero sequel isn’t meeting the expectations around the world. The film was expected to open around $85 million worldwide in its first weekend, but depending on the situation, it is expected to debut with $65.5 million worldwide. Just last week, Scream VI It was 67 million dollars on opening week worldwide.
Wrath of the Gods It brought an income of 30.5 million dollars domestic opening weekend, and could raise $35 million from overseas territories. For comparison, the first Shazam! In 2019, it earned $53.5 million domestically and $158 million worldwide in its opening weekend. In the end, it ended up with $140 million domestically and $366 million worldwide — healthy enough considering its less-than-usual $100 million budget.
Wrath of the Gods, on the other hand, reportedly cost $125 million to produce. And Warner Bros. didn’t give up on him either. The studio delayed the film to avoid competition Avatar: The Waterway, and played it in over 4,000 local theaters. Wrath of the Gods it also had a rare opening day in China, the world’s largest film market. But the Middle Kingdom has been a surplus for Hollywood releases in the post-pandemic era. While most films do not make it to release due to strict censorship laws and restrictions on imported titles, a few films do not perform to the extent seen a few years ago. Prohibition Waterway and Jurassic World Reignseveral Hollywood films have made an impact in post-pandemic China.
Starring Zachary Levy as the titular superhero, Wrath of the Gods It could only manage $4.4 million in China, well below the $30 million debut the first film delivered. Mexico was next with a $4 million debut. For other peak areas Wrath of the Gods Includes Great Britain ($3 million), Indonesia ($1.6 million), Brazil ($1.6 million) and Australia ($1.6 million).
Wrath of the Gods It is the 12th film in the DC Extended Universe, which has recently found new leadership in CEOs. James Gunn and Peter Safran. Binary controls the future of the franchise over the next few years, it tended to be more mainstream than the reactionary nature that had been popular for the previous decade or so. The Shazam movies, both directors David F. Sandbergwas intended as a lighter alternative to the more gruesome Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justiceand even Suicide Squad. But as the series progresses, DC fans seem to be more interested in the future than preserving the past, especially titles where the director isn’t involved. Zack Snyder.
The current era of the DCEU will continue into the future Flash, Blue beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdommainly before the reboot with Gunn’s Superman: Legacy. Wrath of the Gods stars too Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Meagan is fine, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou and Helen Mirren. You can watch our interview with Sandberg here, and stay tuned to Collider for more updates.