Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg is “done with superheroes” for the time being, and is eager to return to her horror roots. After a less-than-impressive opening at the box office for DC Comics’ latest film, the filmmaker took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the critical and audience reception, especially the Rotten Tomatoes score. He said that Shazam! 2 also marked his lowest career critic score — 53 percent — but highest audience score of 87 percent, claiming he wants to disconnect from superhero discourse online and “wouldn’t be cool to think about it anymore.”
2017 sequel Shazam! The film did not live up to expectations, grossing a reported $65.5 million (approximately 541 crores) at the worldwide box office in its opening weekend. Only $30.5 million (around Rs 252 crore) came from within the US and Canada, while the remaining $35 million (around Rs 289 crore) was deposited from outside regions. Disregarding pandemic releases like Wonder Woman 1984 ($16.7 million / approx. Rs. 138 cr) and The Suicide Squad ($26 million / approx. Rs. 215 cr.), the former’s figure marks the worst opening for a DC Cinematic Universe film in the US is one of the. ), both of which premiered on HBO Max alongside their theatrical releases. Shazam! God’s fury is now showing in theaters only.
I just got my lowest critics score on Rotten Tomatoes and highest audience score on the same movie 🤷♂️ I wasn’t expecting a repeat of the first movie critically but still I was a little surprised because I guess This is a good film. oh good
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) March 20, 2023
Sandberg said, “I got my lowest critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and my highest audience score on the same movie.” “I seriously wasn’t expecting a rehash of the first movie, but I was still a little surprised because I think it’s a good movie. Oh well.” For comparison, in 2017 Shazam! It has a 90 percent critics’ score, which is boosted by an 82 percent audience score. “As I’ve been saying for a while now, I’m very much looking forward to getting back into horror (as well as trying some new things). Six years later shazamI’m definitely done with superheroes for now,” he said. Sandberg said he loved the Shazam! movies and he’ll always be grateful. Prior to his DC Comics work, filmmaker Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out He was known for his work on horror films like – the latter feature was based on his own short film from 2013. It seems that is where the director is going now, apart from creating occasional content for his YouTube channel .
Shazam! Fury of the Gods reportedly had a budget of $125 million (roughly Rs. 1,033 crores), with director Sandberg previously claiming that the character could survive James Gunn’s DC overhaul if enough people go to see the film. “What I’m told is that there’s nothing in shazam films that contradict future plans for DC,” he react To a fan, last month. It’s unclear how box office figures affect these plans, as Gunn prepares to kickstart his new DC Universe saga, ‘Gods & Monsters’. One thing’s for sure: Sandberg won’t be attending for a while.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is now playing in theaters worldwide. In India, Shazam 2 is available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
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