Moviegoers Bump SHAZAM!'s North American Box Office Up 61% on Tuesday

Credit: New Line Cinema
Credit: New Line Cinema

Updated April 10, 2019: North American moviegoers came out Tuesday for Shazam!, bringing in an estimated $4.9m according to industry sources. That is a 61% uptick over Monday's $3m domestic take, for a new North American total of $64.72m.

Forbes' Scott Mendelon compares Shazam!'s day-to-day consistency to Marvel Studios' Captain America: The Winter Soldier. If that comparison holds, the Zachary Levi could be at $71.3m by the close of business Thursday.

International box office ticket sales for Monday and Tuesday have not been released.

Updated April 9, 2019: New Line Cinema's Shazam! earned $3m domestically on Monday, according to Forbes.

That is a 78% drop from Sunday's $13.6m domestic take. That's a larger drop than Aquaman's first Monday drop of 42.3%, but more inline with Captain America: The Winter Solder's 74%.

In total, Shazam! has earned $59.88m domestically to date.

Original Story: North American audiences came out for New Line Cinema's Shazam! on Thursday, bringing in an estimated $5.9 million, according to box office trackers. Add that to the $3.3m the film earned from the Fandango VIP screening two weekends prior and the film has a $9.2m domestic take so far.

While Shazam!'s early screening topped Aquaman's similar Amazon Prime screening by $400k, the Zachary Levi starrer fell short of Jason Momoa's more standard Thursday preview take of $9m back on December 20. Aquaman totaled $11m between its previews. Wonder Woman scored $13m during its Thursday launch.

One thing Shazam! has on its side is a reported modest $85-$90m production budget, which is roughly half (or more) of recent DC films: Aquaman ($160m), Justice League ($300m), Wonder Woman ($150m), Suicide Squad ($175m), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($250m), and Man of Steel ($225m).

Shazam! is expected to open between $45-60m this weekend, but positive reviews and strong preview showings are starting to push some expections to the higher end. 

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