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It was a very quiet weekend at the box office as moviegoers appear to be saving up their hard-earned money for multiple trips to see Avengers: Endgame next weekend. The Warner Bros./New Line horror film The Curse of La Llorona topped the weekend with a solid $26.5 million—above expectations—but overall it was the slowest Easter weekend since 2005, when the Ashton Kutcher-led Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner remake topped the charts. Remember that one? No? Alrighty then.
La Llorona is a 70s-set horror thriller produced by James Wan with tangential ties to The Conjuring universe, but while it suffered pretty negative reviews, audiences didn’t seem to mind all that much (see also: The Nun). The R-rated film cost only $9 million to make, and hails from director Michael Chaves who next helms The Conjuring 3.
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Coming in second place was Shazam!, dethroned in its third weekend but still performing strong with $17.3 million. That brings the DC superhero movie’s domestic total up to $121 million and its worldwide total has surpassed $322 million. The film will no doubt dip next weekend when Avengers: Endgame arrives, but given that Shazam! is neither a major comics property nor a movie star-led vehicle, these numbers are impressive.
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In third place was the faith-based drama Breakthrough, a Christian-oriented film that drew $11 million on Easter weekend to bring its five-day total to $14.5 million. The movie hails from 20th Century Fox, but marks the...
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