Shazam 2 Box Office Disaster: Zachary Levi Refuses to Blame The Rock despite DC Universe Losses

Shazam! The Fury of the Gods: A Box Office Failure

It’s no secret that the superhero movie, ‘Shazam! The Fury of the Gods,’ has been a failure at the box office. Despite being one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the year, the DC film has exceeded any downward expectations.

Even compared to ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’, which is still the highest-grossing movie of the year, ‘Shazam!’ has suffered one of the worst falls in the history of the DC universe.

The Fall of Superhero Movies at the Box Office

Typically, superhero movies can be expected to drop around 60% at the box office after their first week in the US. The hype wears off, and the captive audiences have already gone. Some falls have been disastrous, like ‘Quantumania’, which lost 69.9% of the previous week’s gross, ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ lost 71.5%, and ‘Batman V Superman’ lost 69.1%.

‘Shazam! The Fury of the Gods’ hasn’t seen such a serious case in percentage, but it has certainly been a disappointment in terms of revenue. The movie experienced a 68% fall which may have been mitigated by its worldwide earnings of over 100 million dollars. Nonetheless, DC and Warner initially expected much more.

Zachary Levi’s Reaction

The star of the film, Zachary Levi, made headlines this week after complaining about Dwayne Johnson’s attitude. However, he has denied that he blamed the actor for the box office failure of his sequel.

Despite Levi’s remarks, it doesn’t seem likely that he and Johnson will become friends anytime soon, as they have been having little battles between them.

In Conclusion

The failure of ‘Shazam! The Fury of the Gods’ at the box office is certainly a disappointment for DC and Warner. Nonetheless, it is essential to remember that a movie’s financial success does not always equate to its quality or entertainment value.

‘Shazam!’ has been hailed as the best DC Comics superhero movie in 40 years, and that is no small feat. It remains to be seen what will happen next for this particular franchise, but there is no denying that it has captured the hearts of many superhero fans around the world.

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