You're right in most of your post. But you also gotta remember that studios usually get a smaller percentage of the gross with non-blockbuster films. So Shazam! likely got a higher percentage back than this.Artemis wrote: ↑August 28th, 2019, 9:50 pm2.5 is usually the going multiplier around box office forums. Is 3.5 a recent change?
Shazam was considered a disappointment or just ok is because of its genre. Comic book movies are usually expected to do insane numbers so Shazam only getting 350M compared to the 500M-1B other comic book movies get is just okay.
For a wholly original movie not based on previous material or part of a franchise, the box office for this is amazing.
That is why I'd be far from calling the box office of OUATIH as "amazing". It's not horrible, considering the state of cinema now, but it's far from an amazing success. You could call Django's results at the BO a success, maybe even Inglourious, and a film like Inception's as amazing. This is at best "doing ok all things considered".