I don’t know that there was too much new or exciting in this weekend’s box office. The films finished pretty much as expected as this is the calm before not only the quiet Easter weekend, but the cinema shattering Avengers weekend that follows.
Coming in first place is the latest from DC, Shazam! at $25 million. This is a pretty average 53% drop in its second week. It sits just shy of $100 million domestically and $258 million globally.
The black comedy Little came in second, bringing in $15.5 million in its opening week. This is a good start for a movie with a $20 million budget. This appeared to be women’s choice as audiences were 65% female.
Failing into the number three spot is the remake of Hellboy with $12 million. Reviews have not been kind to this movie and a low opening was expected. It has only managed a C on Cinemascore and over on Rottentomatoes it as a 15% with critics and only a 63% with the fans. Looks like execs should have given Del Toro his chance to finish his trilogy with Pearlman.
#4 Pet Cemetary
Falling 63% in its second week, Pet Cemetary made $10 million, doubling its production budget with a domestic total of $41 million.
Also failing into its number five spot is the latest Disney live action remake, Dumbo. The floppy eared, little elephant only managed $9.1 million in its third week. This is putting more pressure on Disney’s next live action movie to perform. If Aladdin struggles, Disney may second guess its strategies.
Easter weekend is light on releases, so don’t expect too much change next weekend. The Curse of La Llorona is a horror movie and the only release on Easter weekend.