A little dose Black Girl Magic.
This weekend, Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Shazam! continued its reign at No. 1 at the box fice with $25.2 million across 4, 306 theaters in its second week. It marks a drop 53 percent and brings Shazam!’s domestic mark to $94.9 million for a global pull $258.8 million, with China accounting for $40.4 million, followed by a figure $11.7 million in the United Kingdom and $10.1 million in Mexico.
Among films that debuted, however, the Will Packer and Marsai Martin-produced comedy Little made a moderate entrance at No. 2 with a pull $15.4 million across 2,667 locations nationwide.
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The film is led by the trio Martin, Issa Rae and Regina Hall with Hall portraying a bossy tech guru who is transformed into her 13-year-old self (Martin) while being corralled by her assistant (Rae). The film, itself, earned mixed reviews with the general consensus agreeing on a stellar performance from Martin while the rest the flick fell flat. Nevertheless, the film does mark a milestone as a major comedy produced, written and directed by African-American women.
Elsewhere at the box fice, the Hellboy reboot is surpassed, earning only $12.5 million at the box fice across 3,303 theaters and up against a $50 million budget. The film falls below the expected $16 to $21 million it was expected the pull. Overseas, it was a bust, earning only $10.1 million in 41 different markets.