‘Shazam!’ dominated the weekend box office, topping the North American and worldwide box office.
The movie, which falls into the DC cinematic universe, delivered just above expectations, with about $53.4 million domestically, and an estimated $102 million from 79 international markets.
The film was also well received by critics and audiences alike – it has a 90% audience score and a 92% critic rating on the review site Rotten Tomatoes.
‘Pet Sematary’ which also debuted this weekend, was #2 at the domestic box office, scoring the second largest opening for a Stephen King adaptation.
It earned $25 million, also bettering predictions.