Shazam! Fury of the Gods hit theaters this weekend, but it’s not performing well at the box office. The DC sequel is expected to make $30 million in its first three days, which is 44% less than the original.
This comes after a $11.7 million opening day (compared to $20.3 million for the first Shazam!).
The film has a $125 million budget, so it has a long way to go before it can be judged a success. Before, director David F. Sandberg stated that a third film would be dependent on box office success, and now he is commenting on the film’s poor box office performance.
In the r/boxoffice subreddit, a post was shared about the movie only making $30 million. One user commented, “David F Sanberg deserves better. I wanna see him return to horror,” and another tagged the director’s account in the post, adding, “/u/dauid, we are rooting for you!” Another user chimed in with, “**** feels so low to tag the guy in a post about his movie underperforming. I get that it’s a positive comment but still tho haha” This caused Sandberg to reply, “No worries. I saw where this was heading a long time ago. I’ll be alright though. I got paid all my money upfront.” You can check out a screenshot of the conversation below:
Check out the video below that Ryan from RK Post did on this huge mess: