High flying, laugh provoking superhero flick “Shazam” soars to claim number one spot on weekly box office charts by bringing in $160M.
Friday April 5, 2019 marked the grand opening of DC comics version of Captain marvel also known as Shazam. Following suit with Marvel’s version of the Captain Marvel superhero Shazam was able to top the box office in its opening weekend. Although the movie was on the lower end as far as movie budgets are concerned viewers flocked to theaters around the world in order to witness DC’s take on a comedic superhero. The Herald Courier remarked, “This refreshingly delightful, lighthearted entry in the DC Extended Universe has enough charm for the whole family thanks to standout performances, broad humor, and positive messages.” Clearly this is a movie to mark the calendar and bring the whole family.
One Month after Captain Marvel was released and rocked the box office DC is out to prove that 2019 is really the year of the superhero. While the Marvel Studio film focused more on women empowerment this installment from DC Entertainment went for an “Overall more Family- Friendly Vibe” the Daily Nebraskan stated. They continued by saying “DC redeemed itself, [this film] stands out against a crowded slate of other comic-book films.”