‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ director admits box office defeat a mere 24 hours after the sequel premieres
Warner Bros. hasn’t exactly thrown the full might of its marketing power behind Shazam! Fury of the Gods, but you’d at least expect the sequel to a popular superhero smash hit to at least come close to debuting in the same sort of range as its predecessor.
Sadly, the opposite is proving to be true for David F. Sandberg’s return to the DCU, with projections already being revised from a three-day opening somewhere in the $40 million range to a much more tepid $30 million. Considering the opening installment netted a stellar $53 million on its way to becoming one of the franchise’s most profitable films, that’s got to sting.