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Shazam: Fury of the Gods does not meet expectations in the first week of release

Shazam: Fury of the Gods is heading for a disappointing opening weekend at the box office. Despite initially targeting a similar opening to what the first Shazam movie had in 2019 ($53.5 million), Fury of the Gods is now estimated to open 44% less than the original, earning $30 million over its first few days. three days.

That’s after an opening day total of $11.7 million (compared to $20.3 million for the first Shazam). The total is enough for Shazam: Fury of the Gods to top the charts this weekend, despite being a lower-than-expected box office debut.

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Shazam: Fury of the Gods has a lower CinemaScore than the original, earning a B+ to the A for the previous film. It also has a “rotten” score on Rotten Tomatoes, with a critic consensus reading: “Dimmer and less satisfying than its predecessor, Shazam: Fury of the Gods still retains just about enough of the source material’s goofy charm to save the day.”

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Director David F. Sandberg returned to direct Shazam: Fury of the Gods from a script written by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan. The film brings back Zachary Levi as Shazam and Asher Angel as his teenage alter ego, Billy Batson. The film also stars Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Meagan Good, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou, and Helen Mirren.

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In Shazam: Fury of the Gods, “Granted with powers from the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow fosters are still learning how to juggle teenage life with their adult superhero alter egos. When a vengeful trio of ancient gods come to Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Shazam and his allies find themselves embroiled in a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of the world.