'Shazam 2: The Fury of the Gods' hits a box office hit: the DC movie is on its way to being one of the biggest flops of the year and sentences the future of this superhero

In DC they were very clear that their current plan was not working and it was time to remodel it. James Gunn It already announced important changes, but along the way several films remained to be released that little less than seemed sentenced to death. ‘Shazam! The fury of the Gods’ was one of them and the hit that I have hit at the box office has shown it.


The movie starring Zachary Levi has debuted with 30.5 million dollars collected during its first weekend in North American theaters. It is true that it has led the Top 10, but also that it represents a drop of 43% compared to the launch of the great first installment.

It has also fallen far short of the 67 million that ‘Black Adam’ achieved in its first weekend and we all know how badly the story ended for the superhero played by dwayne johnson which promised to be a before and after within the scale of power in DC.

Obviously, the fact that many saw ‘Shazam! The fury of the Gods’ as something irrelevant has not helped, to which must be added that the critics have not been especially good either and that the public that has come to see it Nor has he reacted with much enthusiasm.

This makes it inevitable to think that the future outlined by its two post-credit scenes will finally come to nothing and that at least this iteration of the DC superhero will not go beyond this film. Because those 125 million budget -plus the additional cost in marketing- it will be impossible to recover themthat next week ‘John Wick 4’ arrives to crush ‘Shazam 2’.

Another unavoidable theme after this flop of ‘Shazam! The Fury of the Gods’ is the revival of the debate on the exhaustion of superhero movies, Well, we must not forget the disappointing commercial tour of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’. For my part, I think it’s too soon to draw conclusions, because I suspect that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ is going to be a hit at the box office.

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