After the resounding success of "We" by Jordan Peele, it seemed that the horror films had been installed in the first place of the most seen in movie theaters. However, the new adaptation of "Animal Cemetery" by Stephen King, could not compete in its premiere weekend with "Shazam!", The latest in the extended universe of DC Comics. Only in the United States, the film starring Zachary Levi about a teenager who can become a superhero by just shouting "Shazam!" reached Friday 20.5 million dollars, a figure that at the end of today is estimated to reach 54 million. In the rest of the world it added 44 million at the box office, including more than 15 million of its premiere in China.
"Cemetery of animals", meanwhile, won the second place with 10 million at the box office just on Friday in the United States. Experts estimate that the amount will amount to between 23 and 25 million at the end of today. It is understandable that the adaptation of Stephen King's novel, which was already taken to the cinema in 1989, has not attracted as many viewers as a superhero film that appeals to a family audience.
In Spain, in any case, both films are still behind "Dumbo", which stands firm as the most watched. "Shazam!" raised in our country $ 382,000 on Friday, although it is estimated that over the weekend will exceed one million, according to "Box Office Spain." "Dolor y gloria", by Almodóvar, and "Capitana Marvel" complete the top five of the most watched.