As expected, Marvel Studios completely dominated the box office this past weekend with the release of the hugely-anticipated superhero epic Avengers: Endgame, the film pulling in an incredible $357 million domestically and $1.2 billion worldwide to absolutely smash any and all records.
Naturally this didn’t spell good news for the other poor unfortunate titles going up against the Marvel juggernaut – save for Captain Marvel, which actually climbed back up to second place with an $8.3 million weekend taking its domestic total to $8.3 million.
Wisely, studios opted against throwing any other big new releases up against Endgame, but the Infinity War follow-up sucked the life from rival DC superhero movie Shazam!, the DCEU release dropping 66.1% and three places in the U.S. chart.
The biggest casualty however was perhaps Lionsgate’s Hellboy; the poorly-received big screen reboot of the Dark Horse Comics character plunged 91% in its third weekend, grossing just $354,575 to take its domestic haul to a very disappointing $21.5 million.
Lionsgate has been keeping Hellboy’s international grosses under its chest, but at this point it looks very likely that the $50 million-budgeted comic book movie is going to be a bust for the studio unless it manages a solid run with its release in China.
Hellboy sees Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) directing Stranger Things star David Harbour in the lead role alongside Ian McShane (American Gods) as Professor Bruttenholm, Sasha Lane (American Honey) as Alice Monaghan, Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) as the Queen of Blood, Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O) as Major Ben Daimio and Penelope Mitchell (The Vampire Diaries) as Ganeida.
via Flickering Myth