It’s a great year to be a comic book movie fans. Captain Marvel, Shazam, Avengers EndGame, Spider Man Far From Home, Joker and Hell Boy are the huge comic book movies dropping this year. Captain Marvel is very close to reaching the billion dollar mark whereas Shazam will be hoping to follow the success of Aquaman. However, Shazam has a major challenger i.e Stephen King Pet Sematary. The horror genre has come out exploding with the success of IT, Conjuring franchise and A Quiet Place. Shazam and Pet Sematary will battle at the box office when they release on April 5.
Shazam is the seventh installment in the DC Cinematic Universe. Shazam will be hoping to continue to phenomenal success of Aquaman. The movie has received positive response from critics and audience. Shazam is certified as fresh in rotten tomatoes with 93 % score. The audience who got the chance to see the movie on Fandango Special Screening are raving about the movie. The audience and critics are praising the performance of Zachary Levi and Sandberg’s direction. With lighter tone compared other DCEU movies the movie is expected to perform well with diverse group of audience.
The industry expert are expecting Shazam to open between 40 to 60 million on its opening weekend. The movie grossed 3.3 million dollar from fandango special screening which is higher that Aquaman’s 2.9 million dollar. With the Strong hype and positive review Shazam can over take Aquaman’s opening weekend (67.9 million).
Pet Sematary in another major horror movie releasing this year beside Annabelle Comes Home, IT Chapter 2, Us, The Curse of La Llorona and others. The novel is very popular with audience as it was able to bag World fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1986. The success of IT can boost the trust among the audience on Stephen King. The movie is also certified fresh in Rotten tomatoes with 85 % score. The movie also received positive review from the critics and many called it the best Stephen King adaptation.
The industry expert are expecting the movie to open between 25 to 35 million dollar at its opening weekend. The positive review from critics can increase the box office numbers.
Shazam and Pet Sematary will be ready to take on each other on April 5. Shazam has a better chance at taking the number one spot in the opening weekend but Pet Sematary will not be quiet. Both of these movies will expect to bring huge audience and excellent box office numbers.