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Box Office Report For April 5-7

Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each and every Sunday, expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, a new hero rises with Shazam!, while another high profile Stephen King adaptation hits in Pet Sematary. Both were expected to lead the way, though the former was the clear favorite to gross the most, over the latter and all other comers. How did the two offerings do, specifically? Let us take a look right now at just that…

Soaring up to the top spot this weekend, with a nice haul to boot, was DC’s newest superhero movie Shazam!, which charmed audiences in a big way. $53.4 million worth of charm, to be exact. With strong buzz and positive word of mouth, this could actually have some decent legs too. Until Avengers: Endgame hits, Shazam! very well might be able to dominate the market for a little bit. Stay tuned there.

Coming in at number two, behind the comic book flick, was the King adaptation/remake Pet Sematary. An estimated $25 million marks the second highest debut for a King film, outside of the behemoth that was It, of course. Decent review could help it in the weeks to come, but this won’t nearly have the staying power that Us has demonstrated.

Only able to open up at number six was the other notable wide new release this weekend in The Best of Enemies. With a $4.5 million haul, it looks to be a quick and quite run for this one. It just doesn’t appear to be a crowdpleaser of any note.

Opening in a couple hundred theaters for a platform release was The Public, which took in about 280K. Look for this one to potentially expand in the weeks to come and find more of an audience than…

Among indie/smaller debuts, High Life opened up on just four screens and made about 100K, which is excellent, while Peterloo was only able to take in around 30K from three screens.

Here now is what the top ten looked like at the box office for this weekend:

1. Shazam! – $53,450,000

2. Pet Sematary – $25,000,000

3. Dumbo – $18,224,000

4. Us – $13,813,000

5. Captain Marvel – $12,682,000

6. The Best of Enemies – $4,500,000

7. Five Feet Apart – $3,700,000

8. Unplanned – $3,200,000

9. Wonder Park – $2,040,000

10. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $1,985,000

Beyond the top ten, here’s some further results at the box office:

11. Hotel Mumbai – $1,753,789

12. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral – $1,185,000

13. The Mustang – $771,000

14. The Beach Bum – $494,063

15. No Manches Frida 2 – $415,000

16. Gloria Bell – $390,000

17. The Aftermath – $375,000

18. The Public – $279,294

19. Apollo 11 – $201,700

20. Alita: Battle Angel – $170,000

21. Green Book – $136,000

22. High Life – $100,028

23. Amazing Grace – $96,000

24. Los Domirriqueños 2 – $75,892

25. Diane – $68,032

Until next weekend!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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