‘Little’ Makes Solid Debut at Weekend Box Office

Little Movie (Credit: Universal)

Shazam! packed another punch, Little opened solid and Hellboy flamed out at the weekend box office.

Superhero adventure Shazam! took the top spot for a second straight weekend, this time bringing in an estimated $25.1 million from North American theaters, according to Comscore.

The Warner Bros. and DC Comics production stars Zachary Levi (as adult superhero Shazam) and Asher Angel (as the 14-year-old Billy Batson), and is directed by David F. Sandberg.

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Coming in second place was Universal’s body-swapping comedy Little, with a solid $15.5 from 2,667 locations in its debut. The film features Girls Trip co-star Regina Hall and Black-ish actress Marsai Martin. It’s produced by Will Packer Productions on a reported $20 million budget.

The news wasn’t as good for Hellboy, which opened in third place with $12.01 million in 3,303 locations. The Lionsgate/Millennium release was made with a reported $50 million production budget. Its disappointing opening came after the film was pummeled by critics with a 15% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Elsewhere, Stephen King’s Pet Sematary scared up another $10.0 million in its second weekend in theaters.

Disney’s Dumbo remake rounded out the top five with $9.2 million.

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