Long-range projections for Shazam! Fury of the Gods were never what you'd call encouraging, but the DC Comics sequel now looks set to make even less than originally predicted.
Based on Friday's takings, the movie is expected to finish the weekend with $30 million domestic. Overseas earnings should be a little better, but unless Fury of the Gods proves to have surprisingly strong legs, the studio may have another flop on its hands.
Director David F. Sandberg was tagged in a Reddit thread about the film's underwhelming opening weekend, and responded with the following.
"No worries. It’s not like this comes as a surprise. I saw where this was heading a long time ago. I’ll be alright though. I got paid all my money upfront."
A very interesting response, for sure. It sounds like Sandberg, for whatever reason, always had an inkling that the movie wasn't going to perform very well at the box office.
Star Zachary Levi also commented on Shazam! 2's debut, and the possibility of a third movie being developed in the DCU.
What do you guys make of Sandberg's comments? Have you been to see Shazam! yet? If so, what did you think?