Directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden, and a story by Gayden and Darren Lemkethe film stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, a teenage boy who can transform into an adult superhero, played by Zachary Levi.
The plot follows Billy Batson, who is chosen by the ancient wizard Shazam as his new champion and receives various superpowers. Billy and his best friend Freddy Freeman Grazer must discover Billy's new powers in order to stop the evil Dr. Development of a live-action Shazam! The film went into pre-production in with director Peter Segal and writer John August and Dwayne Johnson considered to star as the villain Black Adambut the project fell through; Dwayne Johnson acts as an executive producer on Shazam!
The film was officially announced inwith Johnson attached to star as either Shazam or Black Adam. He would later be cast in January to lead a solo Black Adam development project, currently targeted for a December release. Principal photography began in TorontoOntarioCanada on January 29,with most of the film shot at Pinewood Toronto Studiosand wrapped on May 11, The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Sandberg's direction and the performances of Levi, Grazer, and Angel, as well as its light tone and sense of fun.
Inyoung Thaddeus Sivana is riding in a car with his father and brother when he is suddenly transported to the Rock of Eternitya magical temple in another dimension. There, the ancient wizard Shazam has spent centuries searching for someone pure of heart on whom to bestow his power and name as champion, after the previous champion released the Seven Deadly Sins which killed the rest of the Council of Wizards.
Thaddeus is tempted by the Eye of Sin, through which he hears the voices of the Sins, trapped in stone statues, promising him power if he will free them. The wizard deems Thaddeus unworthy and magically returns him to the car, where he makes a scene that leads to a car accident, crippling his father.
The Sins send Thaddeus a message telling him to find them. In present-day Philadelphiayear-old foster child Billy Batson continually runs away from foster homes to search for his birth mother, from whom he became separated while at a carnival ten years prior. Meanwhile, the embittered Sivana succeeds in his lifelong quest to find a way back to the Rock of Eternity. He steals the Eye of Sin, becoming the Sins' vessel, bests the wizard, and uses his newfound power to kill his father, brother, and Sivana Industries' board of directors.
At school, Billy defends Freddy from bullies and is chased into a subway, where he is transported to the Rock of Eternity. The wizard chooses Billy to be his new champion: By saying the name "Shazam", Billy is transformed into an adult superhero. The wizard turns to dust, leaving his magical staff behind. At home, Freddy is taken into Billy's confidence and helps him explore his newfound powers, which include super strength, speed, near-invulnerability, and electricity manipulation.
By saying "Shazam" again, he can transform back into his normal body. Freddy posts viral videos of the new superhero, and Billy starts skipping school to use his powers to busk for money and fame, straining his friendship with Freddy. When Billy accidentally endangers and then saves a bus full of people, Sivana confronts him, demanding that he surrender his powers.We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.
Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. Thaddeus Sivana. Production and Technical Credits David F.DIE ANTWOORD - PITBULL TERRIER
So we are going to have a condensed list this year. Home Market Releases for July 16th, July 18th, In fact, after Shazam!
As for the competition for Pick of the Week, well, that list is just as short with only one contender from this week, Klute: Criterion Collection. Home Market Releases for July 2nd, July 3rd, This is a strong start, but how strong depends on if the film is pulling in more families than Fanboys. If it is weighted heavily to the Fanboys, then it will have legs similar to Shazam!
You can see the most recent Daily Tracking here. In fact, it is significantly more than the previous record for an overall weekend, set a few years back by The Force Awakens et al.
It is also enough to push the film into ninth place on the M. This not only absolutely demolishes the previous record for biggest single day at the domestic box office, it is already more than The Incredible Hulk made in its entire run. This is simply stunning. Granted, it is the definition of a Fanboy film and it is clear many people rushed out to theaters to see it, but there were also so many sold out shows that even many of the hardcore fans will have to wait until Saturday or Sunday to see the movie.
This is also more than over a dozen films in the M. April 25th, Endgame will earn more during its Thursday night previews than any other film will earn during the full weekend. In fact, it could earn more opening day than any other film released this April will earn in total. All available evidence suggests Endgame will easily win this race and propel to a massive win in the year-over-year competition. It easily earned first place in both markets.
The film opens in the U. Easter weekend gave box office watchers a few reasons to celebrate. Additionally, both Shazam and Captain Marvel held on amazingly well, which bodes well for their chances against Avengers: Endgame. However, this is misleading, as it was the first time Easter weekend was one weekend before the start of the Summer Blockbuster season.
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Avengers: Endgame opening on Friday had more to do with the weak box office than any other factor and if Endgame is as big as some box office analysts expect, then by this time next week, we will be talking about how quickly will turn things around rather than how bad has been. Granted, this is the weakest opening in the The Conjuring franchise, while its reviews and B minus from CinemaScore suggest short legs. Also, Avengers: Endgame opens in just a handful of days, so it will be pushed into the smallest screens in most multiplexes very soon.
On the downside, it is playing in 71 markets already, so it has very few major markets left to open in. Friday Estimates: Curses!By Anthony D'Alessandro. Warners knew it was working as they spotted heat on their social media diagnostics in recent weeks. That meant screening the movie in advance well in advance to create word of mouth.
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That run prominently featured the foster family. New Line also embraced that storyline and set out to make a fun, wish-fulfillment movie that harkened back to the family movies of the s. The second remake of the Stephen King novel debuted in the range that the industry and Paramount were expecting. And when you start this low at the B.
Oscar winner Juliette Binoche also stars. We continue to hear that the New Line production is hooking a late night crowd well before Saturday matinees kick in. Some industry projections think Billy Batson can do the same amount of money on Saturday as Friday including previews. Overall CinemaScore for Shazam! All super stats. In regards to the positive word-of-mouth for Shazam! Some even compare it to Captain Marvel, saying this is the movie they were hoping for.
Regardless, others are intrigued by leading man Zachary Levi, and like what they see in Mark Strong as the villain — and are loving how the trailers worked in the Eminem song. Still low, but not Blumhouse wow. The pic also spawned a sequel. The project was announced and went into production in May before Rockwell won his best supporting actor Oscar for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.
Green Book had a huge amount of awards season groundswell, great buzz, won TIFF, was flying under the radar, and became discovered. This despite the fact that the Taraji P. Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. All Rights reserved. Many B. Warner Bros. Powered by WordPress. Close the menu. Film Expand the sub-menu. TV Expand the sub-menu. Awardsline Expand the sub-menu.
Box Office Expand the sub-menu. Business Expand the sub-menu. Hero Nation Expand the sub-menu.The following page lists the highest-grossing superhero films of all time, the highest-grossing superheroes at the box office and the biggest opening weekends for superhero films. The top five highest-grossing superhero films and eight out of the top ten highest-grossing superhero films have been produced by Marvel Studioswithin the Marvel Cinematic Universe MCU.
Most of the films on this list are from either Marvel or DC Comics. This is a list of the highest-grossing superhero film series at the box office. The Marvel Cinematic Universe ranks as the highest-grossing film series of all time.
The Incredibles ranks as the ninth highest-grossing animated franchise. A series must have at least two films. R Distributor rental. The highest-grossing worldwide opening weekends only include countries where the film opened the same week. All days until the first Sunday are included in countries where the film opened before Friday. Ten films since have broken the record for highest-grossing superhero film. Spider-Man has held the record two times and Batman and Avengers have held it three times each, while films based on DC properties have held it four times and films based on Marvel Comics have held it five times.
Eight of the films are based on Marvel Comicswhile Batman has held the record four times. The following is a list of the highest-grossing superhero film by year since Some years have no superhero films. Batman has topped seven years, the most of any superhero. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has topped ten years every year of the sthe most for a franchise. Films based on Marvel Comics have topped 18 years, the most for a source.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article.Prior to universal access to digital technology, identifying music in restaurants, bars, or stores was difficult to nearly impossible. Founded inShazam provided a readily-available solution to music identification. The company generates revenue primarily through referrals; the platform provides users with links to purchase music, television programming, and more through content distributors.
Thanks to the role of digital technology in individual lives, Shazam has experienced exponential growth. With a majority of income generated from music referrals and advertising, Shazam sources investments to expand current and new business ventures. As a result, Shazam witnessed a million increase in worldwide users. InShazam expanded business ventures from music to include television. Shazam currently boasts one billion users with more than 20 million tags per day and a music database of more than 30 million songs.
The deal was completed in Sep. Since that time, Apple has not yet reported revenue figures for its new subsidiary and the future of the Shazam service is up for debate. Prior to its acquisition by Apple, Shazam included advertisements as an inherent element of its app platform. However, immediately following the completion of the acquisition in Sep.
At the time of the acquisition, Shazam also offered a paid premium version of its app, Shazam Encore, which offered users an ad-free experience, access to full music tracks through a partnership with Spotify SPOTand more. While Shazam continues to support Encore, the elimination of ads from the basic version of the platform has evened the playing field.
Sending app users to Apple Music and other online music sales platforms is just one of the ways that Shazam generates revenue through referrals. With its recent focus on television, advertising, and other media formats, Shazam now allows users to gain referrals in other fashions as well.
The company receives referral fees when users target advertisements through the app. Shazam also introduced a camera feature, which allows users to scan images like QR codes to unlock additional offers, special discounts, interactive media experiences, and more. Shazam earns fees from referring customers to this content as well. Shazam Connect, a platform for artists, allows content creators to connect with their fans through the platform and to aggregate data about how users interact with their creations.
While Shazam's revenue-generating potential through referrals is not negligible, it could be that the real value of the company to a tech giant like Apple is in its vast stores of user data. Shazam has a large and dedicated user base that utilizes its app in more than 20 million searches every day.
Through these searches, Shazam not only helps users to identify songs, movies, television programs, advertisements, and other content, but it logs massive amounts of data regarding customer preferences and selections as well. This is part of the reason why analysts have been left guessing how Apple might utilize Shazam going forward.
It could be that Apple will continue to develop Shazam's capabilities and offerings, even across competing platforms like Android, in order to better gather search data. If this is the case, eliminating barriers to use like the paid premium platform and advertisementseven if it means reducing Shazam's revenue, would be a small price to pay for the potential of much more information. Given its near year history and its sizable base of dedicated users, Shazam has a significant leg up over its competition.See our picks.
Arthur Curry Jason Momoathe human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Following the events of Avengers: EndgameSpider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his new-found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. A wisecracking mercenary gets experimented on and becomes immortal but ugly, and sets out to track down the man who ruined his looks.
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson a. Deadpoolbrings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg Cable.
Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.
Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
In Philadelphia, Billy Batson is an abandoned child who is proving a nuisance to Child Services and the authorities with his stubborn search for his lost mother. However, in his latest foster home, Billy makes a new friend, Freddy, and finds himself selected by the Wizard Shazam to be his new champion.
Now endowed with the ability to instantly become an adult superhero by speaking the wizard's name, Billy gleefully explores his new powers with Freddy. However, Billy soon learns that he has a deadly enemy, Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, who was previously rejected by the wizard and has accepted the power of the Seven Deadly Sins instead. Now pursued by this mad scientist for his own power as well, Billy must face up to the responsibilities of his calling while learning the power of a special magic with his true family that Sivana can never understand.
Written by Kenneth Chisholm kchishol rogers. My 8 year old doesn't love superhero movies he doesn't ask to watch them so I was surprised when he asked to see this.
After about mins he wanted to go home because nothing was happening. We stuck it out and he was so glad we did. He loved it especially because there was swearing - his favourite thing. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs.By Nancy Tartaglione. The Zachary Levi-starrer ranked as the No. Overall, the overseas opening was on par with where Deadline sources saw Shazam!
I hear WB is quite happy with the results for a film that, while superhero in nature, does not feature a major marquee character. The bow is lower than some of the more aggressive thinking which can partly be attributed to the difficulty of humor connecting across cultures and to the China swing.
It finished the frame at No. Hellboywhich bows next weekend overseas, is getting a China release, although the date is not yet confirmed. Russia was the lead play at No. The Jason Clarke-starrer was largely No. In other Disney news, Captain Marvel is now the No. Internationally, Carol Danvers is the No. Warner Bros. After a strong Friday, the pic fell on Saturday and Sunday, impacted by what we hear from the ground was its youth-skewing nature.
A lack of familiarity with the character likely confused the outcome, despite the good will that DC has built up after recent smash Aquaman. Japan is still to come on April The best comps for Shazam! Domestic had a great start. Landing in No. The latter is still in offshore play so holds will be key here while there are still such markets to come as France, Korea and Brazil. Russia was the top play at No. Indonesia started at No. Among other highlights, there were a number of markets where the counterprogrammer opened at No.
The little flying pachyderm held the No. Among the No. The Shazam! Douban score has slipped to 6. The superhero story from director David F Sandberg took No. There, Shazam!
Also at No. France also scored No. Rounding things out, Shazam! Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. All Rights reserved. Powered by WordPress. Close the menu. Film Expand the sub-menu. TV Expand the sub-menu. Awardsline Expand the sub-menu.