“Us” & “Shazam” Early Box-Office Projections

Us Shazam Early Box Office Projections

Early box-office tracking estimates have come in for two of the biggest immediate post-“Captain Marvel” releases set to hit cinemas.

First up, Variety reports that Jordan Peele’s new horror tale “Us” is currently on track to earn more than $35 million during its opening weekend on March 22nd-24th.

That puts it on par with his debut film “Get Out” in early 2017 which opened to $33 million, although tracking estimates tend to move upwards closer to a film’s release.

While that film has proper tracking figure estimates now, the guys at the long-lead estimates site Box-Office Pro have posted their estimates for superhero comedy “Shazam” opening two weeks later.

They indicate that Warners film is looking to open with at least $48 million on April 5th-7th, taking the top spot against competition from “Pet Sematary” ($28M) and well ahead of the “Hellboy” reboot ($22M) opening a week later.

Their estimates are more speculative however than actual tracking figures. The site cited “Captain Marvel” as tracking to open with $160 million weeks before the actual tracking figures came in and suggested a more conservative $100 million launch.