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‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Annihilates ‘Shazam 2’ With $73.5M U.S. Box Office Opening

Baba Yaga, aka John Wick, has delivered once again. Action pic John Wick: Chapter 4 slashed up the weekend box office with a huge $73.5 million domestic opening from 3,855 theaters after earning glowing reviews and an A CinemaScore from audiences. Globally, it debuted to a resounding $64 million from 71 markets for a global […]

Box Office: ‘John Wick 4’ Heads for Series-Best $70M-Plus Opening

Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4 shot up the Friday box office with $29.4 million from 3,855 theaters, including a huge $8.9 million in Thursday previews. The fourth installment in the marquee Lionsgate action franchise is now on course to open to $70 million-plus from 3,895 theaters, a franchise-best and more than enough to kill off […]

Zachary Levi Says He Doesn’t Blame Dwayne Johnson for the Nixed Post-Credits Scene in ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’

Zachary Levi took to Instagram to clarify that he doesn’t blame Dwyane Johnson — or anyone — for nixing the originally planned post-credits scene in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which would’ve seen Justice Society of America members inviting the sequel’s title character to join their group. On Tuesday, Levi seemed to call out Johnson […]

Zachary Levi Backs Report That Dwayne Johnson Nixed Post-Credit Scene in ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’

Zachary Levi was casting thunderbolts Tuesday, after a report circulated that Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson blocked characters from the Rock’s film showing up in a post-credits scene in Levi’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods. It was already known that members of Black Adam’s Justice Society of America were originally slated to appear in Fury […]

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Star Adam Brody Talks His Second Bite of the Superhero Apple

Adam Brody has talked at length about the one that got away, and with a Flash-led movie on the verge of release, one can only wonder how things would’ve ended up had Brody’s Barry Allen made it to the big screen in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. The epic superhero tale fell apart in early […]

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Director Says He’s a “Little Surprised” With Film’s Criticism

David F. Sandberg is responding to the criticism that Shazam! Fury of the Gods has faced following its Friday release. The director took to Twitter Monday to note that the latest DC installment was his “lowest critic score” on Rotten Tomatoes, which stood at 53 percent the day he posted. But it was also his […]

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Writers Talk ‘Fast’ Joke, New DC Leadership and That Major Cameo

[This story contains spoilers for Shazam! Fury of the Gods.] Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan clearly like working together. The day before Shazam! Fury of the Gods hit theaters, the co-writers couldn’t say enough good things about each other, tossing questions and praise back and forth on a mid-morning Zoom call with The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Box Office: ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Opens to Dismal $30.5M Domestically

DC and New Line Cinema’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods is a superhero pic scorned. The movie opened to a dismal $30.5 million domestically from 4,071 theaters, well behind the $53.5 million domestic opening of the first Shazam! in 2019, not adjusted for inflation. That’s one of the worst starts for a major Hollywood superhero […]

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Director David F. Sandberg Talks Wonder Woman Cameo, the Marketing Swerve and Those Credit Scenes

[This story contains spoilers for Shazam! Fury of the Gods.] After joining the DCEU in 2017, Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg is ready to hang up his cape. With the second chapter of the Shazamily’s adventures now in theaters, the Swedish filmmaker is finally able to open up about one of […]

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Post-Credits Scene Was Inspired by a Scrapped Villain Story

[This story contains spoilers for Shazam! Fury of the Gods.] If that final end-credits scene of Shazam! Fury of the Gods looked familiar, it was supposed to. After a long battle against the daughters of Atlas — Hespera (Helen Mirren), Kalypso (Lucy Liu) and Anthea (Rachel Zegler)— the DC sequel ends with Billy Batson (Asher Angel/Zachary […]

Events of the Week: ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods,’ ‘Swarm’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Swarm, Extrapolations and Lucky Hank. Shazam! Fury of the Gods premiere Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Ross Butler and […]

Box Office: ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Serves Up $3.4M in Thursday Previews

DC and New Line Cinema’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods has started off its domestic box office run with $3.4 million in Thursday evening previews. Prerelease tracking suggests the superhero sequel will open to $35 million this weekend, one of the lower starts for a Hollywood superhero pic. Others believe it has a shot at […]