The Curse of La Llorona topped the box office during a relatively slow holiday weekend.
The horror flick, which stars Linda Cardellini, earned an estimated $26.5 million according to Box Office Mojo, securing the top spot. Variety reported that this was the slowest Easter weekend at the box office in over a decade.
In second place was the Zachary Levi-starring superhero movie Shazam!, which fell a mere 29 percent for an estimated weekend gross of $17.3 million. Shazam! has earned $121.3 million domestically and $201.5 million internationally for a worldwide total of $322.8 million.
Breakthrough, Disney’s first official release of a Fox film, landed in third place, with an estimated $11.1 million.
The top 10 estimates were as follows:
- The Curse of La Llorona, $26.5 million
- Shazam!, $17.3 million
- Breakthrough, $11.1 million
- Captain Marvel, $9.1 million
- Little, $8.4 million
- Dumbo, $6.8 million
- Pet Sematary, $4.8 million
- Missing Link, $4.3 million
- Us, $4.2 million
- Hellboy, $3.8 million
The box office will surely get a much-needed jolt this weekend when Avengers: Endgame finally hits theaters. This will be the second Marvel film to hit theaters in 2019 after Captain Marvel, which is wrapping up a successful box office run with over $1 billion in global ticket sales.
Michael Domanico is a freelance writer.
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