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'Shazam!' looks to extend international rule as indies 'Hellboy', 'After' enter fray

'Shazam!' looks to extend international rule as indies 'Hellboy', 'After' enter fray

Presence of Milla Jovovich as Hellboy’s nemesis could broaden reboot’s appeal.

DC Entertainment / New Line’s Shazam! sailed to the top of the global charts last weekend and Warner Bros executives will expect to rule international waters for a second weekend despite the launch of independent tentpoles Hellboy and After day-and-date with North America.

Shazam! had amassed $126.3m via Warner Bros Pictures International and $193.7m worldwide through the end of Wednesday and is on course to surge past the $200m barrier on Friday. The superhero adaptation starring Zachary Levi is performing well for a film that reportedly cost $100m to produce,

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