Tracking figures are in for early April with Warner Bros. Pictures’ comedic comic adaptation “Shazam” headed for a $40 million opening on April 5th.
The film offers a light, fully standalone, outright comedy approach that makes it more accessible than some of the more interconnected fare in the genre along with also boasting a relatively economical $80 million production budget – meaning it doesn’t have to do “Aquaman” or “Captain Marvel” size business to be a hit.
Those figures come in ahead of advance screenings on March 23rd, the one day only preview hoping to amplify the rave reviews that have so far come out of early press screenings for the film. As such, the final box-office tally could certainly go higher.
Also opening that weekend will be the new take on “Pet Sematary” which could make between $21-28 million during its first three days of release.
Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow co-star in the new take on the famed Stephen King novel in which a family who, upon moving to rural Maine, discovers their new home is located near a mysterious burial ground that sets off a chain of horrific events. Check out a new featurette about the film below.